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April 11th, 2017 10:54 AM

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There is a quiet, unique place in the Florida Keys where you can interact with dolphins like nowhere else.  The Dolphin Research Center is located at Highway mile marker 59 in Grassy Key, near Marathon, Florida.  As a non-for-profit organization, every donation paid goes directly to the health and well being of the dolphins and sea lions that hold a forever home at this facility.

If you choose to become a member for a small donation, you can “adopt” one of the 27 dolphins and be mailed a photo with his/her history and receive regular updates on care and progress.  You can see most of these resident dolphins daily as they interact with people, entertain guests, and show their love to the trainers. 

Dolphin encounters range in price from $25 to over $500, with many experiences from which to choose.  Some require advance reservations, but most allow for walk-ins to decide how they want to touch or play with the dolphins that day.   You can play or paint with a dolphin, swim with a dolphin, or pet and shake “flippers” with a dolphin.  For just the price of admission, you can enjoy the various interactions and performances with the trainers and there are many photo opportunities throughout the day.

If traveling to South Florida, this stop is a must.  We have adopted “Summer” who was rehabilitated at the Clearwater Aquarium until healthy enough to travel to her forever home in Grassy Key.  She is a beauty!  If you love dolphins, go adopt one!!

Written by Barbara Doeringer


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