We love to give back at Dolphins Plus, whether it be with our time, resources, or in any way we can. Learn more about how we get involved in the community.
Marine Mammal Responder Unit
We love our dolphins. We love marine mammals. We refuse to sit on the sidelines when our friends are in danger. That’s why we created the Marine Mammal Responder Unit, an entirely not-for-profit arm of Dolphins Plus that is on call 24/7/365 to assist with marine mammal emergencies. Our Mission Protecting marine mammals and their habitats through conservation, research, and education. DONATE TO THE MARINE MAMMAL RESPONDER UNIT It could be a mass stranding. It might be a whale or dolphin tangled in fishing line. Often, it’s injured or orphaned manatees that are the docile victims of…
In honor of our matriarch, Anne Marie Borguss, who we all loved as “Oma”, Dolphins Plus offers any guest battling cancer a complimentary Dolphin Encounter. Oma’s courageous spirit and zest for life never wavered during her battle with cancer. She found solace in the dolphins she so loved, and we are proud to help others battling this dreaded disease enjoy a much-needed diversion from doctors and medications.
Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a not-for-profit sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates injured native and migratory birds, so that they can be returned to the wild. It’s not an easy or inexpensive feat. That’s why Dolphins Plus, has proudly donated free fish to the center for more than 25 years. We’re part of the Florida Keys community, and we’re committed to doing our part to protect and preserve it.
Dolphins Plus is a Founding Member of Mariners Hospital and an active supporter of the Baptists Healthcare system. Our financial support helps fund research, facility development, and advanced medical equipment that benefit our Florida Keys neighbors and lead to real medical breakthroughs. Additionally, we’re proud to regularly offer Dolphins Plus and our services free of charge during fundraisers, membership drives, and annual employee picnics.
Upper Keys Humane Society
We love animals. We are dog people and cat people and we are proud to support the Upper Keys Humane Society. This is the only no-kill shelter in Upper Keys and we’re honored to partner with them by adding donation boxes and both Dolphins Plus locations. Our guests have proven very generous (no surprise to us) and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the shelter. We offer additional support through direct donations on behalf of Dolphins Plus.
Make A Wish
No cause is more worthy than Make A Wish, and it just so happens that a lot of these kids wish to meet a dolphin face-to-face. Dolphins Plus has never and we will never turn one away. In fact, we arrange private sessions for these brave kids, so they have the dolphins all to themselves in an environment where no one is staring or feeling sad. We give these kids and their families a real adventure and a happy day away from their difficult situations. The truth is, we get as much out of it as they do.