Shadow A Trainer For A Day

Shadow A Trainer For A Day Program 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 a photo to commemorate your experience, an Official Dolphins Plus t-shirt, and a 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.

SHADOW A TRAINER FOR A DAY FULL DAY PROGRAM

Cost: $630

Observer for the Day: $100

Age Limit: 7 years

Interactions Included: Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction and Structured Dolphin Interaction

Receive: Book, T-Shirt, and Commemorative Photo

Time

Activity

8:45 am

Arrive at Dolphins Plus/ Check-In

9:00 am

Educational Briefing for Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction

9:30 am

Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction

10:15 am

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

11:00 am

Marine Mammal Care II: Husbandry (Experiential Learning Activity)

11:45 am

Off Campus Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm

Marine Mammal Training Experience

2:00 pm

Marine Mammal Behavior: How to Assess Behavior (Classroom Activity)

2:30 pm

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

3:15 pm

Structured Dolphin Interaction

4:15 pm

Wrap up/ pick up photo/ book/ t-shirt

4:30 pm

End of Day

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

 

DOLPHIN TRAINER FOR A DAY ½ DAY PROGRAM

Cost: $350

Observer for the Day: $50

Age Limit: 7 years

Interactions Included: Structured Swim

Receive: Book, T-Shirt, and Commemorative Photo

Arrival Time

Activity

8:45 am

Arrive at Dolphins Plus

9:00 am

Educational Briefing for Structured Dolphin Interaction

9:30 am

Structured Dolphin Interaction

10:15 am

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

11:00 am

Marine Mammal Care II: Husbandry (Experiential Learning Activity)

11:30 am

Questions/ Wrap up/ Pick 8 x 10 Photo/ Book/ T-Shirt

11:45 am

End of Day/ Depart Dolphins Plus

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

 

Dolphins Plus 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.