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Dolphin Connection

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61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
+1 305-289-0136
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Wonderful experience!

This was a wonderful place to experience swimming with dolphins. It was small, low key, and no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura S
Unforgettable!

A first for both of us, this activity has been on my bucket-list for years. I chose this particular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
802magpie
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Essex, Vermont
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  • Average5%
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“hawks cay” (19 reviews)
“great program” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
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+1 305-289-0136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful place to experience swimming with dolphins. It was small, low key, and no hype. Due to the hurricane damage, Hawk's Cay resort, where this is located, was closed, but the Dolphin Connection remained open. Maybe this is why we had the...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first for both of us, this activity has been on my bucket-list for years. I chose this particular outfit because I wasn't looking to actually swim with or be towed by dolphins, but I did want a full encounter where I am IN the...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Dolphin Connections provides up close educational experiences with their five dolphins. A top notch time with trainers who really care for these animals and a full of information. Hawks Cay resort is closed now due to Irma but this experience is Open and a must...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Two of my children took part in the experience in August. They had a wonderful time. Their trainer was engaging with the people and dolphins. She explained what she was doing and demonstrated what those in the group would need to do and how. They...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

It's not cheap, but it is worth every penny. I did it with my family and it was great fun. There are five dolphins and they are kept in a salt water lagoon at the side of the hotel. We got to interact with all...More

Thank Cossy9
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and 2 sons aged 10 and 12 did the dolphin swim experience this morning. The staff were fantastic and so knowledgeable about the dolphins. the dolphins are clearly loved and well looked after. We were introduced to each dolphin and got to spend...More

Thank amanda w
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I would normally be wary of commercial ventures involving dolphins but we were reassured of the ethics behind Dolphin Connection and it was clear the staff all had the dolphin's best interests at heart and the kids loved the time they spent learning about the...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My best friend and I dolphinately had an amazing time! We participated in the dolphin discovery experience and loved the push for cleaning up our ecosystem. Jess our trainer was absolutely fantastic! If you're in Marathon, Dolphin Connection should be a top priority!

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great place to stop and stretch your legs and use your tourist $$ for a good cause. We always stop on our way to Key West, last time we were they had babies, if you have never seen a baby dolphin you're missing the cutest...More

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My 11-year-old daughter and I did this at Hawks Cay resort in Duck Key, Florida. My daughter left loving these creatures and wanting to do it again. It was well organized and the instructors were all very nice! They all seemed educated and able to...More

Thank Cris C
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Swoodhall
13 February 2018|
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Response from DolphinConnection1 | Property representative |
No procedure necessary - family and friends are always welcome to watch for free!
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Wingstrans
5 January 2017|
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Response from DolphinConnection1 | Property representative |
Our address is 61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050 but the easiest way to book is on line - please visit our website
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jonnyboy41
2 November 2016|
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Response from Cassandre B | Reviewed this property |
that is correct , you do not actually ride the dolphins. about a half an hour in the water
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