For the ultimate family adventure in Miami, take your kids for a swim with dolphins. Given Miami’s warm climate and seaside location, it’s no surprise that there are several dolphin experiences to choose from. But whether your encounter is mild, wild, or something in between, you and your family will come away with a renewed respect for these amazing, friendly, and expressive creatures.
The Miami Seaquarium’s Dolphin Encounter might be best for families with young children, as you and your little ones can interact with the ocean’s most intelligent inhabitants in a relaxed, intimate setting. It begins with a brief classroom session where you’ll learn about the dolphins you’re going to meet, followed by thirty minutes in the shallow water shaking hands, stealing kisses, and communicating with dolphins using the same signals the trainers use.
If you’d like to play with dolphins in their native habitats, book a private tour. On Miami Swim With Dolphin Tours‘ Dolphin Swim Adventure, you and your family can plunge into the waters off Miami’s coast and feed, pet, and play with these fascinating creatures. (The thrill-seekers in your family are even welcome to ride dolphins across the embayment, and frolic with them in deeper waters.) Those who prefer a more secluded setting for their dolphin-whispering can drive south to Key Largo and explore Dolphin Cove, where you can take a dip with dolphins in your choice of a natural or structured setting. Dolphin Cove also features a shallow water encounter, for those who prefer the comfort of wading while they interact.
No matter where you decide to go, your family will be enchanted as they splash alongside dolphins, coming nose-to-nose with some of the ocean’s friendliest mammals. Trained experts will educate and guide you so you can relax and immerse yourself in the moment worry-free. Whether you swim with dolphins in the controlled environment of an aquarium or the wild abandon of the Atlantic, wonderful memories are waiting to be made.