Island Dolphin Care, Key Largo

4.8
#5 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Keys
To schedule a tour, please call (305)451-5884

~Island Dolphin Care Organization:

Island Dolphin Care, a 501c3 not for profit organization, was developed to help children with special needs and their families who are dealing with developmental and/or physical disabilities, emotional challenges, and critical, chronic or terminal illness. Island Dolphin Care believes that children with special challenges can and should enjoy the full range of activities that life’s experiences can offer, and that every child deserves the opportunity to play, giggle, and have fun!

~Island Dolphin Care Mission Statement:

IDC provides unique, therapeutic, motivational, and educational dolphin-assisted therapy programs, for children with special needs, adults and families, through the use of innovative therapy techniques, which enable participants to discover and achieve desired goals, strengths, and their fullest potential for individual fulfillment.

~Make a Donation:

If you would like to help Island Dolphin Care by making a tax deductible donation please click the link below or contact us at www.islanddolphincare.org

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  • Inspiring tour from Melanie and then 3 hours with open mouth are look at the training of dolphins and working with traumatized veterans. Fine organization with love for Dolphin and man.
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  • We had a great time visiting Island Dolphin care. The people were very accomidating and made adjustments for my sons need. My son got the feed the dolphins as well as pet them and then watched them wa...  more »
  • Have booked a tour around took 1 h. Were absolutely thrilled. The dolphins have enough space u have really fun when they do. U all are totally friendly everything super said nice.
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  • Incredible cause and staff. I went for a tour with my girlfriend while spending a night in Key Largo and was amazed at the facilities and staff they had. It's truly an incredible story of animal therapy, and providing a service that can change lives and at the very least provide a super positive experience for a client and their family. The tour itself was very laid back and free flowing. Very knowledgable tour guide that was candid me encouraged questions for her and the staff. We will definitely return and will be sharing the story.
  • I interned here a couple of years ago, and you can feel the magic of this special place as soon as you walk through the doors. Everyone smiles, and the kids who are brought here absolutely love it. The dolphins are well-taken care of, and are surprisingly gentle and intelligent with those they interact with. I personally saw miracles from this place. I saw faces of veterans and addicts who had been struggling with PTSD, depression, and all sorts of other horrible things. Once they enter the water with the dolphins, their faces light up, and you can feel their joy. I have witnessed children who struggle with autism and other special needs make remarkable changes in just a week here. A visit to the Keys would be wasted without a visit here. You can feel the weight of the world being lifted off your chest as you step through the doors. Be sure to hear the story of how it was started too. It's incredible, and you will leave a changed person.
  • You will walk in and feel the healing environment! It is magical!
  • We have been taking our daughter here for years, to help with her disabilities, the staff & dolphins make her visits so rewarding.
  • Great program,Wonderful stress reliever. Outstanding staff.

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