Wade with the Dolphin

Interact with a dolphin while standing in 3 to 4 feet of water and requesting behaviors such as cradles and kisses.

A perfect opportunity for non-swimmers to interact with a dolphin while still joining them in the water. This program is available for All Ages, including toddlers! On the day of the program upon meeting the trainers, dolphin swimmers and waders in the same party can request to do their program in the same pool and we will accommodate if possible.

Cost per Person:  $175.00 – $185.00  Price does not include tax or service charge
Non-participating guests may observe their party’s program poolside with general admission to the park/shows.
Program Start Times:  10:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 4:25 p.m. daily
Age Restriction:  This program is available for all ages, including for those with toddlers…children 7 and under must be accompanied by a Paying Adult/Guardian to Wade with the Dolphin. Liability waiver and child care authorization form must be signed by a parent or appointed guardian prior to participation.
Program Duration: 30 minute animal interaction time per group

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All programs include general admission to the park and shows. Allow 2.5 hours before or after your program to see the shows.

  • Dolphin, Sea Lion and Parrot Shows
  • Fish and Reptile Tour
  • Bottomless Boat Ride
  • Lagoon-side Beach
Wade with the Dolphin
Wade with the Dolphin
Wade with the Dolphin
Wade with the Dolphin

Program Restrictions

  • Please advise at time of booking if you have any special requests, needs, and/or medical conditions so that we may prepare for your participation.
  • Participants must not have contact with any wild marine mammal within 48 hours of participation to avoid disease transmission to our animals.
  • Participants must not be pregnant for this program.

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Animal Care & Training

The health and well being of the animals at Theater of the Sea takes precedence over all other interests.

Rescue & Rehabilitation

Theater of the Sea is home to many animals that have been rescued, rehabilitated, and deemed non-releasable for a variety of reasons.

About Us

Established in 1946 by the P.F. McKenney family, Theater of the Sea is one of the oldest marine mammal facilities in the world.