Dolphin Cay

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A ONE-OF-A-KIND RESORT EXPERIENCE

Dolphin Cay Atlantis is home to Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins and shares with Atlantis guests the opportunity to meet and interact with dolphins in an unparalleled encounter that is enriching for both guests and animals. The first residents to live at this state-of-the-art facility were 16 of the dolphins swept to sea during Hurricane Katrina from their previous home at the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. A portion of the proceeds from the dolphin programs is donated to the Atlantis Blue Project — a private, nonprofit foundation fostering the preservation and enhancement of global marine ecosystems through scientific research, education and community outreach. To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cellphones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your program.  An on-staff photographer documents each interaction and photos are available for purchase at the end of your session. We recommend booking your marine interactions prior to your resort arrival.

Insider Tip: When booking a deep water swim at Dolphin Cay, you receive a snorkel, mask and souvenir bag to keep and take home! Book your experience on the front end of your trip so you can enjoy your new snorkeling gear during the rest of your stay.


 
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SHALLOW WATER INTERACTION

Join in a playful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin in waist-high water for an extraordinary experience you’ll never forget! Share a delightful hug and kiss with your playful friend. This resort favorite is open to guests of all ages.
  • Guests 3 years old and under are complimentary with a paid adult.
  • Children ages 10 and under will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian participating with them in the shallow water.
  • All-day access to Dolphin Cay’s beach
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DEEP WATER SWIM

Guests will be in the water for 30 minutes with the dolphins and will enjoy all-day access to Dolphin Cay’s luxurious private beach.
  • Guest must be 6 years old or older to participate.
  • Guests 13 years old or younger must be with a paid adult.
  • All children ages 6-9 participating in the deep water swim must wear a life preserver.
  • All-day access to Dolphin Cay’s luxurious private beach.
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JR ULTIMATE TRAINER FOR A DAY

A four-hour program for those guests who want a full day of learning and experiences, including feeding fish, experience Atlantis’ fish hospital, care for turtles, meet dolphins and birds.
  • Available to guests ages 6-10
  • A flash drive with personal professional photographs from the day is included with the program
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ULTIMATE TRAINER FOR A DAY

Dolphin Cay’s Ultimate Trainer For A Day allows guests to spend a Day with a Marine Mammal Specialist and Aquarist and participate in various experiences including feeding predatory nurse sharks and experience their unique feeding behavior, snorkel in with stingrays and hundreds of other tropical fish and sharks, take a behind-the-scenes tour of our world-class facilities and animal hospital to learn the basics of animal care, feeding and diagnostics.
  • Available to guests 10 years and older
  • Includes lunch
  • Participants will receive a gift bag complete with snorkel gear, fish guide, an Ultimate Trainer for a Day t-shirt, and a flash drive with personal professional photographs from the day is included with the program
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SEA LION INTERACTION

Guests can also participate in the Sea Lion Interaction program to come face-to-face with a playful and curious sea lions. Participants in the sea lion programs will learn the basics of animal care, including food preparation, water testing, and behavioral observation at the world-class facility.
  • Open to all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • All-day access to Dolphin Cay’s beach
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DOLPHIN CAY BEACH PASS

Lounge as little or as long as you wish on the secluded sands of Dolphin Cay’s private beach and enjoy beach-side service as dolphins jump and play just a few feet away.
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DOLPHIN CAY EDUCATION CENTER

Learn about dolphins, sea lions, coral reefs and ocean conservation. Download PDF's with tons of information. Educators are welcome to use our Resouce and Activity Guides in their classrooms.

DOLPHIN CAY INFORMATION


 

QUICK TIPS

  • Wet suits and lockers are provided.
  • All-day access to Dolphin Cay's private beach.
  • Souvenir photos of your experience are available for purchase.
  • Secure storage for all your valuables such as jewelry and cameras.
Insider Tip: When booking a deep water swim at Dolphin Cay, you receive a snorkel, mask and souvenir bag to keep and take home! Book your experience on the front end of your trip so you can enjoy your new snorkeling gear during the rest of your stay.
 

THE KATRINA STORY
The first residents of Dolphin Cay were 16 rescued dolphins, who were swept to sea during Hurricane Katrina from their previous home at the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. Watch their compelling story and learn about their extraordinary ending at Dolphin Cay!

DID YOU KNOW
Want to know what its like to be an animal trainer? Dolphin Cay offers an exclusive Trainer for a Day program! Spend a specialized day training, feeding and caring for dolphins and sea lions at Atlantis in our exclusive Trainer for a Day program. Atlantis is home to over 50,000 marine animals representing over 250 species and you can actually snorkel with them. The all-new Snorkel with Mantas and Aquarist for a Day programs let you dive-in and explore the underwater world of Atlantis.

Atlantis Paradise Island, has made a commitment to foster the preservation and conservation of Bahamian coral reefs through an initiative called The Atlantis Blue Project. This essential project is one that will benefit our local community, our future generations and the world through the pioneering work of this project.

To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cellphones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your program.

 

The Atlantis Blue Project
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums Accredited by the International Marine Animal Trainers Association