Shadow - Trainer For A Day

Shadow - Trainer For A Day Pricing

Starting From

$350.00

per swimmer

Shadow a trainer for a day at Dolphins Plus! This program combines dolphin 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 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 anatomy, reproduction, marine mammal intelligence and communication, enrichment, and tactics utilized to build a trusting relationship between trainer and dolphin.  The day culminates with an exhilarating in water dolphin experience.  The Trainer for a Day program also includes an Official Dolphins Plus t-shirt, and a educational book. This is supplemental to the knowledge and enjoyment participants gain during this unique program.

SHADOW A TRAINER FOR A DAY FULL DAY PROGRAM

Cost: $630

Observer for the Day: $100

Age Limit: 7 years

Interactions Included: Signature Swim and Shallow Water Dolphin Interactions

Receive: Book and T-Shirt

Time

Activity

8:30 am

Arrive at Dolphins Plus / Check-In

9:00 am

Educational Briefing for In-Water Dolphin Interaction

9:30 am

In-Water Dolphin Interaction

10:00 am

Rinse-off / change from in water interaction

10:15 am

Record Keeping 101: Session Review

10:45 am

Marine Mammal Care I: Fundamentals of Animal Care
(Experiential Learning Activity)

11:15 am

Lunch Break (lunch on your own)

12:15 pm

Arrive Back From Lunch / Prep for Session

12:30 pm

Marine Mammal Care II: Animal Training

1:00 pm

Marine Mammal Behavior: Communication and Body Language (Classroom Activity)

2:00 pm

Marine Mammal Care III: Environmental Enrichment (Experiential Learning Activity)

2:30 pm

Marine Mammal Care IV: Respirations and Durations

2:45 pm

Break / Change / Vested for Dolphin Interaction

3:00 pm

In-Water Dolphin Interaction

3:30 pm

Rinse-off / Change / Wrap up

4:00 pm

End of Day

**Tentative daily schedule, times and activities are subject to change**

 

SHADOW A TRAINER FOR A DAY ½ DAY PROGRAM

Cost: $350

Observer for the Day: $50

Age Limit: 7 years

Interactions Included: Signature Swim or Shallow Water Encounter

Receive: Book and T-Shirt

Arrival Time

Activity

8:30 am

Arrive at Dolphins Plus / Check-in / Meet your trainer and Facility Introduction

9:00 am

Educational Briefing for Dolphin Interaction

9:30 am

In-Water Dolphin Interaction

10:00 am

Rinse-off / change from in water program

10:15 am

Record Keeping 101: session review and notes

10:45 am

Marine Mammal Care I: Fundamentals of Animal Care
(Experiential Learning Activity)

  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Diet Preparation
  • Vitamin/nutrient supplementation
  • Cleaning protocols

11:30 am

Questions / Wrap up 

11:45 pm

End of Day / Depart Dolphins Plus

**Tentative daily schedule, times and activities are subject to change**

 

Dolphins Plus Shadow a Trainer for a Day programs are all-inclusive, once in a lifetime experiences. Prices range from $350.00 for a half day to $630.00 for a full day of one-on-one interactions with the trainers and dolphins at Dolphins Plus. Act quickly, because space is limited! Participants must be a minimum of 7 years of age. Please read our Cancellation Policy thoroughly BEFORE booking.

If you have questions, please email or call us:
Email: Info@DolphinsPlus.com
Phone: (305) 451-4060

We look forward to seeing you!

5 stars
I did the Trainer for a Day program 3 years ago and I am now studying to become an animal trainer and hopefully one day maybe even work at Dolphins Plus.
Gretchen B.