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Paddling at Dolphin Cay Atlantis

Dolphin Cay, Atlantis

The extraordinary 14-acre environment of Dolphin Cay at Atlantis, Paradise Island showcases one of the largest and most sophisticated marine habitats and animal rescue-rehabilitation facilities unlike anything in the world.

In addition to caring for dolphins and sea lions and studying their behavior, Dolphin Cay offers unparalleled educational experiences. Visitors can participate in creative, non-disruptive “interactions” that build real awareness, stir emotion, and help fund our conservation efforts.

Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.


Shallow Water Interaction

Wearing a wetsuit and sitting in waist-high water, you will have the chance to get close to the dolphins, face-to-face, feeling that personal connection.

The entire interaction lasts between 60-90 minutes (30 minutes of water time). Swims for children 3 and under are complementary with a parent/guardian. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Learn more

Deep Water Swim

What could be better than swimming freely with these extraordinary mammals in deep water? Underwater acrobatics and the rush of feeling the dolphins swim beside you are only a part of this magical encounter. The perfect souvenir: your mask, snorkel and souvenir bag are yours to keep.

The entire interaction lasts between 60-90 minutes. Children must be 6 years old or older to participate. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Learn more

Junior Ultimate Trainer for a Day

For children ages 6 to 10, the Junior Ultimate Trainer for a Day program promises to be a thrilling and educational day filled with fun and unforgettable memories. They’ll get to experience first-hand the fascinating world of dolphin and sea lion trainers, and work alongside Aquarists feeding fish and sea turtles. Limited to just 12 children (in two groups of six), the program lasts four hours and includes lunch with Atlantis Marine Mammal Specialists and Aquarists. Learn more

Ultimate Trainer for a Day

For an adventure of a lifetime, join the Trainer for a Day program at Dolphin Cay and spend 6 hours with a Marine Mammal Specialist to feed, train and care for exotic marine animals. Experience customized dolphin and sea lion training sessions, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Dolphin Cay’s world- class facilities, hand-feed stingrays and sharks and even enjoy lunch with an Atlantis Marine Specialist at Cascades outdoor restaurant at The Cove Atlantis. Learn more


Stingray Experience

Am amazing hands-on encounter with hundreds of Cownose stingrays and colorful, tropical fish, the Atlantis Stingray Experience offers you the unique thrill of feeding rays in a shallow lagoon, as well as the opportunity to snorkel alongside them. Smaller children can feed the rays from the shallows in Stingray Lagoon, while older children and adults can feed in waist-deep water. The program lasts 45 minutes, during which an Aquarist will demonstrate the proper way to feed and share fun facts about the rays. NOTE: This experience is only available for Atlantis guests. Groups are limited to 8 people. Participants must be at least 5 years of age. A parent or guardian must participate with anyone under the age of 12. Learn more

Snorkel the Ruins of Atlantis

Featuring a thrilling 30-minute snorkeling adventure amid the sunken ruins and artifacts of the lost city of Atlantis, Snorkel the Ruins of Atlantis gives you the rare opportunity to snorkel through the Ruins Lagoon, home to more than 20,000 deep reef and pelagic fish. Swim alongside spotted rays, sleek sharks and brightly colored tropical fish in this unique underwater setting during this incredible 60-minute program. NOTE: This experience is only available for Atlantis guests. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. A parent or guardian must participate with anyone 12 years old and under. Learn more

Rise & Shine

Here’s the perfect way to start the day. Wake up early and welcome the morning at Dolphin Cay beach. Share in the joy of the dolphins’ morning excitement as they begin their morning ritual by throwing balls, watching you running along the sand, and joining you in splashing and playing.

The entire interaction lasts 25 minutes. Participation by children under 3 is complimentary with a paying adult.  Learn more


Paddleboard Yoga

If you can’t find harmony here, you won’t find it anywhere. Sign up for this 45-minute standup paddleboard yoga class and find your balance (literally and metaphorically) to strengthen your core on a paddleboard in the middle of the peaceful 14-acre dolphin habitat. 

The entire interaction lasts 45 minutes. Learn more

Paddleboard with the Dolphins

You might have been on a standup paddleboard before, but, chances are, you have never done it like this. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, you will soon be paddling across a calm 11-acre lagoon, at sunrise, as a pod of dolphins play around you.

The entire interaction lasts 45 minutes. Participants must be 13 years and above. Learn more


Discover how curious the residents can be while you kayak at sunrise among the world-famous Katrina dolphins and their calves. Our kayaks are equipped with a “window to the sea” so that you can watch the animals play underwater (and they can see you!). Our bottlenose dolphins invite you to share in the wonders of a new day.

The entire interaction lasts 20 minutes. Children must be 12 and above and accompanied by an adult. Learn more

Serenity Snorkel

Slip into a wetsuit, adjust your mask and snorkel and immerse yourself in Dolphin Cay’s crystal-clear lagoon to discover the majesty of our bottlenose dolphins as they glide alongside you for a morning swim. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that builds a mutual trust between you and one of the most intriguing animals in the ocean.

The entire interaction lasts 25 minutes. Strong swimming skills required. Learn more


Playtime with the Sea Lions

When it comes to having fun, nobody does it better than this bewhiskered scamp of the seas. This experience brings you up-close-and-personal with Dolphin Cay’s sea lions, watching them cavort, bark and splash. The interaction then takes you “behind the scenes,” where Atlantis’ veterinarians and trainers feed and care for all of our marine mammals in one of the largest marine mammal facilities in the world.

This interaction is limited to 12 guests and open to all ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). It begins with an orientation and includes 30 minutes in the water and all-day access to Dolphin Cay’s private beach. Learn more

Observer & Beach Pass

Get unlimited access to Dolphin Cay’s private beach and watch dolphins jump and play just a few feet away from you. This exclusive pass, open to guests of all ages, is designed to familiarize you with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins of Atlantis, and includes beachside service and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day. Learn more

Contact Dolphin Cay

Phone: 1-242-363-6950

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