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Dolphin Cove

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As featured in 3 Days in Key Largo and 3 other guides
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Address: Mile Marker 101.9, Bay Side, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number:
+1 305-451-4060
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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Dolphins Galore

This is the place to go if you want to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. The trainers are awesome. This is a great place for the entire family.

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Spencer M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is the place to go if you want to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. The trainers are awesome. This is a great place for the entire family.

Thank Spencer M
Key Largo, Florida
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

It's always amazing to see into the world of other animals that we don't get to see every day, but it's so much just to swim with them and see the show, I know the money goes to care for them but dozens of people go in every day. how much could a dolphin need? being in key largo i'm... More 

Thank RyanBt
Key Largo, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the 3rd time I have been here. This place is educational, informative & exciting. The people who work here love what they do and it shows. They made us feel comfortable, safe and at ease with the dolphins (& Sea Lions). The dolphins are curious, playful and very intelligent. FYI; Dolphin Cove was renamed Dolphin Plus Bayside. Same... More 

Thank R-3Norman
Sun City Center, Florida
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Even if you do not want to swim with the dolphins, this is the place to observe the activities of the dolphins with their trainers and also with the spectators, who can swim with them and experience their skills and be a part of the show.

Thank Pentti S
Manlius, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

These dolphins are happy and loved by the caretakers and trainers. I am certain it was the dolphins training us! Grateful for the experience to be with these majestic and intelligent mammals! January 2017

Thank vitademar
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My daughter came here on a Make-a-Wish trip and they went all out for her. She wanted to swim with dolphins and she did that and much more -- she was practically a junior dolphin trainer for two days! High fives to the staff for their kindness, care, and enthusiasm! This trip was unforgettable.

4 Thank Debra C
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I swam with my two kids with the Dolphins. They loved it and will never forget it and for that I'm grateful. I on the other hand, was sad afterwards. I have always wanted to swim with dolphins. However, I disagree with keeping them captive just for entertainment purposes. When I read that this place is about research I talked... More 

4 Thank Hurleyluv
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible experience!!! we were waiting on the sun about 30 minutes just for photographer. we make the sea lions. we actually just feed one, and pet the other. the rest was just that we have to stay on some position for photo. we re really in a bad mood after that... I am from Czech and I was really looking... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We didn't get signed up in time for the swims (they had space available the next day, but we were to be leaving then), but we were able to get Dolphin Kisses! What a treat! We have never been so close to these beautiful creatures before! My 25 year old son and I thought it was pretty cool that we... More 

1 Thank Talyrank
Crittenden, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My wife and I did the structured swim with the dolphins and that was well worth the price...although the actual time in the water was no more than 20 minutes. We coupled that event with the sea lion experience and that one wasn't all that great. There are two sea lions and they haven't been there that long and were... More 

4 Thank jeffreyfoss

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