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Marineland Dolphin Adventure, Marineland

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One of the state's first marine mammal oceanariums, Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers close encounters with dolphins. Visit the side pools to pet dolphins or to swim with the gentle residents. Consider a behind-the-scenes tour of the dolphin habitats, and meet the dedicated staff who care for them. If you'd like to add kayaking to your dolphin visit, take the eco-excursion tour. Reserve your preferred dates and tours online. When you're booking, remember you'll have to arrive a half hour early to meet with your guide and go over safety protocol. Using our custom trip planner, Marineland attractions like Marineland Dolphin Adventure can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Over spring break I visited the Marineland, one of Florida's original attractions. Needless to say much has changed since I visited over 30 years ago. It consists of a gift shop, a small shark tank an...  more »
  • I first visited Marineland in the 1960s, took my kids in the 90s and this week took my grandson. What a wonderful place right on the ocean to learn about the beauty and fragility of our oceans and the...  more »
  • From beginning to end the experience was top notch. Everyone was friendly and experienced. We took some pictures in the observatory and my kids got to see shark feedings and were given shark teeth to ...  more »
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  • Iconic love affair. I always get a new bumper sticker when I'm there. Loved this place as a kid, love it as an adult. ❤️
  • I have always dreamed of being this close to dolphins. Love that they do research and education....not shows. Next is to save enough to actually be in the water with them.
  • My family and I drove an hour out of our already 11 hour drive home so our daughter could live out her life dream of seeing and interacting with real dolphins. We got there 5 minutes after the 12:55 feeding time. So we purchase tickets for the next touch and feed which was at 3:15. My family and I got lunch and returned around 2. We walked around to check out the other exhibits before making our way to the dolphins. There were 20 people or so in the group so they split is into 2 groups. The first group went and every family had their own area to interact with each of dolphins. Once they finished we came into the gated area, listened to the rules, and we're separated to one of the 3 areas. Unlike the group of people ahead of us we didn't get to experience the interaction with the dolphin ourselves. We shared the experience with another family. Which cut our experience time in half. Our daughter wasn't able to spend as much time doing things the previous families had been able to do or even feed the dolphin as much. This also led to most of our pictures including the another family that sat only a few feet from us. This isn't unfortunate for only us, but also the other family that paid for this experience. I'm grateful that we at least walked away with 1 good picture and that my daughter had a good time. My reccomendation would be splitting groups up so that each family gets the experience they paid for and to not have to share that with another family.
  • The touch and feed experience was so much fun! The trainer was great at answering our questions and the dolphins were very friendly. The gift shop is fun and reasonably priced. When we were there, they were working on expanding and incorporating more animals - sharks, turtles, rays. Definitely worth the trip.
  • I did a tour of Marineland yesterday. The staff understands the importance of education, it is this education that will lead people to conserve our oceans. With more science and research there will be a better understanding of ocean life. Great place to bring the kids.