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Dolphin Research Center
Dolphin Research Center - Swim with the Dolphins
There is no other experience in the world that compares to the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon Florida (only minutes away from Atlantic Breezes). I highly recommend signing up for a once in a lifetime "swim with the dolphins" session. Our family has participated in many sessions and years later everyone, especially our children. are still talking about it!!
Hours of Operation: Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last narrated session begins at 4:30 P.M.
(Sorry, they're closed to the public on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.)
General admission: Adults-$19.50; Seniors 55 and over-$16.50; Children 4-12-$13.50; Children 3 and under-Free. "Subject to Change"
Interactive Programs: Click here to learn about Dolphin Encounter swims, Dolphin Splash and our other terrific hands-on programs.
Parking: Free parking. Bus parking also available on a limited basis.
Refreshments: Hammer's Café sells cold drinks, ice cream, and a variety of lunch items and snacks.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible restrooms. Pathways provide easy maneuverability around the facility.
Group Admissions: DRC offers discounted admission to tour groups of 20 or more, with advance notice. Call 305-289-1121, ext. 239 to arrange your group's visit.
DRC is a not-for-profit facility. Your visit supports it's mission to provide the best possible home for the marine family, and to aid and rescue endangered manatees in the Florida Keys. Thank you!
Our personal family album if full of images like these and each time our family visits the Keys a trip to the Dolphin Research Center is at the center of our kids and grandkids activities. Don't miss the Dolphin Research Center if you plan on a trip to Marathon Florida!
In addition to Dolphin there are wonderful Sea Lion shows and acts daily.
This site was last updated 11/30/08