have created a "dream come true" program for you! This opportunity
is unique in the world and offered exclusively to guests of the resort
participating in this trip. The program includes:
Free-Swims with the Dolphins - We will swim with
a pod of approximately 16 dolphins in a large enclosed area of
the lagoon—a protected natural ecosystem—just a five-minute boat
ride from the resort. A staff member of the Marine Biology Center and a videographer will join us. An orientation
and dolphin encounter is followed by a play and snorkel swim lasting approximately 30 minutes. While these
dolphins live within an enclosed part of the lagoon, there is space where they may go, should they choose not to interact with humans.
Ride with the Dolphins - Let the dolphins take you for a ride
doing dorsal tows and foot pushes! The thrill and delight of these
extraordinary sessions are an unforgettable experience. You will
have several sessions with a dolphin and a Senior Staff member. In dorsal tows you
hold on to the dorsal fin of a dolphin while being pulled through
the water. In foot pushes the dolphins push on the soles of your feet
and propel you through the water.
Dolphin Behavior Training Sessions - Learn training behavior and hand signals for jumps, spins, "tail
walks," vocalization, and much more
with the Senior Training Staff.
Classroom Sessions - Learn about Dolphin Cognition and Communication,
Behavior and Conservation. Classes utilize slides, transparencies
and video tapes profiling past and present dolphin research at various
locations throughout the world. Participants will learn about the physiology
and behavior of dolphins, as well as conservation issues that affect
*Includes illustrated text book: "The Bottlenose Dolphin: A Comprehensive Profile."
Interactive Hands-On Water Session - Become familiar with dolphin
anatomy and physiology and observe sonar and ecolocation behaviors
Daily Afternoon Presentations - Three dolphins and a Senior Trainer
give daily 1/2 hr. afternoon demonstrations of jumps, tail-walks,
flips & other dolphin antics!
Dolphin Feeding & Care - Get acquainted with the fish house and participate in an intimate feeding session with your feet dangling in the water off a floating platform, your own bucket of fish, and a single dolphin.
Questions? Call 510-653-3473 or 415-895-1708