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Timid or Non-swimmers Welcome

Worried that your lack of swimming skills will keep you from meeting a dolphin? DON'T BE!!! Our Dolphin Encounter program takes place in shallow water where you will stand on a platform. The dolphins will swim up and over the platform where you can meet them one-on-one. We want you to feel comfortable and to enjoy the program as well. We welcome all timid and non-swimmers and encourage you to make your dolphin dream come true.

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Program Observer Watch the Main Attractions at Dolphin Encounters
Program Observer Program

Be a Program Observer of the Main Attraction at Dolphin Encounters, Bahamas

observing dolphin and sea lion encounter


$30 per person (Includes round-trip transportation by large catamarans to Blue Lagoon Island.)
plus 7.5% Value Added Tax effective Jan.1, 2015 (new Bahamas government tax)

Departure Times:

8:30 AM
10:30 AM
1:30 PM
3:30 PM

Total Length of Tour:

3-3 1/2 hours

Program Observer Video


Enjoy viewing native Bahamian Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions in their all natural habitat - without getting wet!

As a native or a tourist in the Bahamas you are sure to enjoy the 20-minute journey on our high-speed catamarans that allows you to view many of the main attractions in the Bahamas. See Nassau’s historic and scenic harbour as you cruise by Paradise Island and Nassau to beautiful Blue Lagoon Island, a private island and home of Dolphin Encounters and the stars of Universal’s Flipper movie.

As an observer, your program includes the fun interactive orientation, briefly covering the natural history of dolphins, animal training techniques, ocean conservation and Watchable Wildlife Guidelines.

Once there, watch a friend or family member as they come “face to fins” with dolphins in our amazing Dolphin Encounter or Dolphin Swim program. Enjoy the up-close and personal view of these gentle marine mammals from a nearby platform – as you remain high and dry.

At the program areas you can take your own photos or videos from the public dock areas. However, be advised: we cannot guarantee an unobstructed view of all dolphin interactions & observers are not allowed on the platforms at any time. Sorry no exceptions.

Visit the Sea Lion habitat, the home of our California sea lions that were rescued from Gulfport, Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – including the stars of the movie Andre and Slappy and the Stinkers.

Enjoy shopping in the gift shop or refreshments overlooking spectacular ocean views. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings that has made the island and the facility a must-see for visitors and tourists in the Bahamas. This is a relaxing trip to the beautiful private island home of friendly dolphins and sea lions that is truly unique – no wonder it's considered one of the main attractions in the Bahamas!

Pre-payment is required for observers if there are other members of your party in the encounter or swim programs.

All rates are subject to change, at any time, to include additional taxes and fees as demanded legally by the Government of The Bahamas.

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