Swim with Dolphins at the best Dolphin Swim facility in Florida!
Dolphins Plus: 1-866-860-7946
Shadow a trainer for a day at Dolphins Plus! This program combines dolphin and sea lion interactions with a behind the scenes look into marine mammal care and training. Please join us for this unique and exciting educational opportunity!
From swimming with dolphins, to an encounter with a California sea lion, to fish preparation and washing buckets, participants work one-on-one with an experienced animal trainer to gain insight into marine mammal care and training. The day is complete with in-depth discussions and experiential learning, encompassing topics such as training, marine mammal care, animal identification, dolphin and sea lion anatomy and reproduction, marine mammal intelligence and communication, enrichment, and tactics utilized to build a trusting relationship between trainer and animal.
A critical (and rewarding) part of a trainer’s job is to create and maintain a positive relationship with the dolphins and sea lions they work with. At Dolphins Plus, trainers swim with the dolphins in private sessions throughout the day to help foster this relationship. The Shadow a Trainer for a Day program is the only Dolphins Plus experience that invites participants to join a trainer during this private natural swim time.
The Trainer for a Day program also includes an 8×10” photo of you and our dolphins to commemorate your experience, a Trainer for a Day t-shirt, and a comprehensive book [Pursuing Your Career as a Marine Mammal Trainer or Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (an identification guide)]. This is supplemental to the knowledge and enjoyment participants gain during this unique program.
Trainer for a day sample schedule
|9:00 am||Arrive at Dolphins Plus, check-in|
|9:15 am – 10:00 am||Structured Swim Briefing|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||Structured Swim|
|11:00 am – 11:45 am||Marine Mammal Care|
|11:45 am – 1:00 pm||Off Campus Lunch|
|1:00 pm – 1:40 pm||Private Natural Swim with Trainer|
|1:50 pm – 2:50 pm||Private Sea Lion Training Session|
|3:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Marine Mammal Behavior Video Clips|
|3:30 pm – 3:45 pm||Marine Mammal Enrichment|
|3:45 pm||Wrap-up and Questions|
Dolphins Plus’ Trainer for a Day program is an all-inclusive, once in a lifetime experience. Reserve your space promptly to receive the discounted price of $670.00 for a full day of one-on-one interaction with the trainers and animals at Dolphins Plus. Act quickly, because space is limited! Participants must be a minimum of 8 years of age. Please read our cancellation policy thoroughly BEFORE booking.
Click here to submit a pre-registration form for our Trainer for a Day program
If you have questions, please email or call us:
Phone: (305) 451-1993
Toll-free (866) 860-SWIM (7946)
We look forward to seeing you!