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Island Dolphin Care, Key Largo

#4 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Keys
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
To schedule a tour, please call (305)451-5884

~Island Dolphin Care Organization:

Island Dolphin Care, a 501c3 not for profit organization, was developed to help children with special needs and their families who are dealing with developmental and/or physical disabilities, emotional challenges, and critical, chronic or terminal illness. Island Dolphin Care believes that children with special challenges can and should enjoy the full range of activities that life’s experiences can offer, and that every child deserves the opportunity to play, giggle, and have fun!

~Island Dolphin Care Mission Statement:

IDC provides unique, therapeutic, motivational, and educational dolphin-assisted therapy programs, for children with special needs, adults and families, through the use of innovative therapy techniques, which enable participants to discover and achieve desired goals, strengths, and their fullest potential for individual fulfillment.

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  • Amazing. These dolphins and the crew are doing some incredible work healing those on need. The staff are friendly and happy to answer any question you have. Everyone wears masks.  more »
  • This place is amazing!! My family was so impressed and we cannot wait to go back! They have adapted well to the COVID safety measures and the staff was very accommodating. We were thrilled to see and....  more »
  • Incredible place with an incredible story! We were able to stop by without a reservation and got the tour. This organization has an incredible story (I won't spoil it here) and has a really relaxed environment. My wife and I were extremely glad that we stopped in for the tour and got to enjoy watching a therapy session. I would highly recommend this place if you are in Key Largo.
  • This place is simply amazing. Starting with the staff: every single person there is nice from the bottom of their heart. Everyone is friendly and caring and great at working with kids who have their challenges. Everytime we are there we feel cared for. The property: I love walking around inside as well as outside. They have a natural lagoon for the dolphins to live in together with untreated water that connects the Atlantic and the gulf. Sadly we couldn't be there after 2016 for now so we can only tell from photos what the impact of Irma was but I suspect they could only grow from that. Coming to the best part of every stay: the therapy It's not a therapy just for your child but rather the whole family. Working in the class room everyone is involved which strengthens the family bond. They are flexible in whether you swim first and then work or the other way around. After 45 minutes of 'class' you get to swim with the dolphins. The trainers are nice too and just being at the dock with the child in the water it is so magical. Dolphins are very sensitive and special animals who are able to look into your soul. They make you feel comfortable and I can't wait to go back. I would like to give more than 5 stars

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