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A WORLD-CLASS MARINE HABITAT DEDICATED TO CONSERVATION, REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION.

Sometimes the best way to describe something is by saying what it isn't. Dolphin Cay isn't an aquarium, it's not an entertainment facility, and
it doesn't stage marine shows.

Opened in 2007 in response to a need to provide a safe haven for 17 stranded dolphins whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Dolphin Cay is one of the world's largest open-air, man-made marine mammal habitats. Located on the west side of the Atlantis, Paradise Island property, the 14-acre environment includes an 11-acre lagoon complete with coves and sandy beaches, 7 connected "residential" pools, a state-of-the-art education center, an animal rescue-rehabilitation hospital, an animal pharmacy, a quarantine, and a separate sea lion center.

Dolphin Cay is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA). Through its partnerships with the University of Florida's School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dolphin Cay plays an active role in the development of the advanced research and knowledge about marine mammals.

Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.
 

Deep Water Swimming With Dolphins at Dolphin Cay

DEEP WATER Swim

What could be better than swimming freely with these extraordinary mammals in deep water? Underwater acrobatics and the rush of feeling the dolphins swim beside you are only a part of this magical encounter.

Shallow Water Interaction Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Cay

SHALLOW WATER INTERACTION

Wearing a wetsuit and sitting in waist-high water, you will have the chance to get close to the dolphins, face-to-face,
feeling that personal connection.

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Playtime
with Sea lions

During our incredible interaction with sea lions, guests have the opportunity to wade into the water and meet one of the playful and curious sea lions.

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Rise and Shine

Early risers and our youngest guests start the day on our beach while the resident bottlenose dolphins play. Share the joy of our dolphins’ morning ritual by immersing yourself in their world.

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Sunrise Fitness

Get inspired by the ocean’s greatest athletes! You’ll be the first on-the-water with dolphins in this 45-minute, early morning fitness program.

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Paddleboard

Perfect your balance and improve your techniques while you paddleboard in our peaceful 14-acre dolphin habitat.

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Kayak

Discover how curious the resident dolphins can be while you kayak among them in their habitat. Our bottlenose dolphins invite you to share their morning joy.

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HANG TIME AT DOLPHIN CAY

Sit with your feet in the water beside our renowned dolphin behaviorists to feed, enrich, learn about and care for these incredible marine mammals.

Jr Ultimate Trainer Swimming With Dolphins at Dolphin Cay

JR. ULTIMATE TRAINER FOR A DAY

Work alongside Aquarists feeding fish and sea turtles. This customized and thrilling experience brings your children behind the scenes to learn how the professionals at Atlantis care for over 50,000 sea animals.

Ultimate Trainer Swimming With Dolphins at Dolphin Cay

ULTIMATE TRAINER FOR A DAY

If you want to dig deeper into what we do at Dolphin Cay, then this extraordinary 6-hour experience is the one for you.

Stingray Experience at Dolphin Cay

STINGRAY EXPERIENCE

The Stingray Experience offers an incredible, hands-on encounter with hundreds of sleek stingrays and colorful tropical fish.

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Serenity Snorkel

Immerse yourself in the crystal clear lagoons of Dolphin Cay and discover the majesty of our bottlenose dolphins.

Snorkel The Ruins at Dolphin Cay

SNORKEL THE RUINS OF ATLANTIS

Discover the dynamic, underwater world of Atlantis as you experience the opportunity to snorkel alongside exotic tropical fish and even sharks in the Ruins Lagoon.

Dolphin Cay Beach Pass

DOLPHIN CAY BEACH PASS

Lounge as little or as long as you wish on the secluded sands of Dolphin Cay’s private beach and enjoy beach-side service as dolphins jump and play just a few feet away.

Education Center at Dolphin Cay

DOLPHIN CAY EDUCATION CENTER

Learn about dolphins, sea lions, coral reefs and ocean conservation. Download PDF's with tons of information. Educators are welcome to use our Resource and Activity Guides in their classrooms.

Dolphin Cay Information


 

QUICK TIPS

  • Wet suits and lockers are provided.

  • All-day access to Dolphin Cay's private beach.

  • Souvenir photos of your experience are available for purchase.

  • Secure storage for all your valuables such as jewelry and cameras.


THE DOLPHIN CAY STORY

Opened in 2007 in time to provide a safe haven for 17 stranded dolphins whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Dolphin Cay is one of the world's largest open-air, man-made marine mammal habitats. Located on the west side of the Atlantis, Paradise Island property, the 14-acre environment includes an 11-acre lagoon complete with coves and sandy beaches, 7 connected "residential" pools, a state-of-the-art education center, an animal rescue-rehabilitation hospital, an animal pharmacy, a quarantine, and a separate sea lion center.

Dolphin Cay is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA). Through its partnerships with the University of Florida's School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dolphin Cay plays an active role in the development of the advanced research and knowledge about marine mammals.

Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.
 

To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cellphones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your program.

 

The Atlantis Blue Project
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums Accredited by the International Marine Animal Trainers Association

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