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Sea Lion Swim

Sea Lion Swim

Important advice to dolphin lovers: book early… there are a lot of you out there. Reservation in advance is a must with a Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Paypal, ApplePay or Bitcoin. No Walk In reservations!



Promotion Code Discounts Available

February 12 – February 20, March 19 – April 24, June 11 – August 21, November 19 – November 27, December 17 – January 8, 2023 < more >



Pricing and Availability

*Sea Lion Swim Adult (8 years old +) $165**
Sea Lion Swim Child (5-7 years old)$165**
Adult Observer (10 years +)$48*
Child Observer (3 – 9 years old)$30*
Baby Observer (0-2 years old) FREE
*Plus 7.5% sales tax
**HIGH SEASON RATE is from December 21, 2020 to January 10, February 12 – February 20, March 19 – April 24, June 11 – August 21, November 19 – November 27, December 17 – January 8, 2023
$10 Added per Person during High Season


/Florida Keys / Islamorada

Your Florida Keys Sea Lion In Water program is an educational and entertaining sea lion program which takes places in a natural salt water lagoon and you will get up close and personal with a sea lion. You will watch, touch, hug, kiss and play with the sea lion in this shallow and some deep water marine adventure.


Immerse yourself in the Florida Keys Swim with Sea Lion program where you will have an unique way to experience these fun loving, intelligent and fascinating animals. The interaction takes place in a natural salt water lagoon where participants do trained behaviors with a sea lion such as hoop jumps and hugs. With this exclusive 3 – 4 hours of activities, you’ll have a chance to swim with the sea lion and see marine animal shows that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Don your swimming gear and frolic under the natural salt waters and be with the sea lion and all their aquatic friends. Relax and take time to enjoy all the wonders that the Florida Keys has to offer you.


  • A 15-20 minute educational presentation prior to entering the water with the sea lion.
  • A 30 minute shallow and deep water experience including touching, playing, kissing, holding and training with the sea lion.
  • Personal photo opportunities with the sea lioin.
  • A Free life jackets can be provided for use during the sea lion and snorkel session. Wetsuit Rental $10
  • Guests should bring their own bathing suits and towels.
  • Lockers, Showers, and Changing rooms available.
  • Each sea lion session is unique, based upon the guests and the sea lion.
  • This is a 3 – 4 hours of Activities, with Sea Lion Swim, and Shows/Exhibits/Boat Ride/& Beach, 1pm – 5pm.
  • Observer gets to watch the sea lion interaction & shows/exhibits/boat ride/& beach use.
  • All Participants must be 5 years old and up
  • Anyone within 5 – 7 years old, must have a paid Adult participant
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
  • 6 participants maximum per dolphin session.
  • Open 365 Days a Year


The time slots available includes a guaranteed 30 minute sea lioin program, educational briefing, dolphin shows, sea lion show, & marine park tours. This is a 1/2 day of activities.

  • 1pm – 12:30PM Check In


The Sea Lion Facility is in the Florida Keys and on Islamorada, which is one of the major island in the Upper Keys, next to Key Largo. You will get complete written directions with your online ticket. <Click Here for a Map of Area>


Click this Video to see all that get with your Sea Lion Swim program:


Driving Times: These times are approximate from the location listed below to Key Largo area, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Click the Map of the Area link above to get exact driving time from your hotel or residence.

  • Key West – 2 hours
  • Marathon – 40 minutes / 1 hour
  • Miami Beach & South Beach – 1 1/2 hours
  • Miami Cruise Ship Port – 1 1/2 hours
  • Miami Airport – 1 hour
  • Fort Lauderdale Area – 2 hours
  • Naples/Marco Island – 3 1/2 hours

You Need to Provide Your Own Transportation

  • Uber / Lyft, from Miami Beach to Islamorada approximately $100 to $125 each way. 4 persons
  • Private Taxi from Miami Beach to Islamorada approximately $200 to $225 each way. 4 persons.
  • Uber / Lyft from Ft Lauderdale Beach to Islamorada approximately $125 to $150 each way. 4 persons.
  • Private Taxi from Ft Lauderdale Beach to Islamorada approximately $260 to $300 each way. 4 persons.
  • Private Taxi from Key West to Islamorada approximately $70 to $100 each way. 4 persons.

Online Discounts

Save Money and make your reservation online. In order to get any of these discounts, you must type the Online Discount Promotional Code in the discount code box of the reservation form, page 2. These online promotions can not be combined with any previous orders or discounts. These discounts are for online orders only and the discounts will NOT be offered or honored over the phone with a Dolphin World representative.

Dolphin World Online Promotions:

  • Make your reservation online in advance and get 2.5% off each participant. CODE: flakeysbookingspecial
  • Get 5% off if you make your reservation 7 days or more in advance, CODE: online5%off
  • NO DISCOUNTS DURING HIGH SEASON!! December 21, 2020 to January 10, 2021, March 13 to April 18, June 5 to August 31, November 20 to November 28, December 18 to January 9

Redemption Instructions

Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your sea lion program confirmation number or your printed voucher, which you will receive after making your reservation.

  • Confirmation number is a must for entrance.
  • You do not need to have a printed voucher.
  • All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

Terms and Conditions

Florida Keys Sea Lion Swim Program :

  • All Participants must be 5 year old and up.
  • Anyone within 5 – 7 years old, must have a paid Adult (parent or legal guardian) participant.
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
  • This program is not available to expectant mothers.
  • If the participating adult is not the parent or legal guardian of the child, then a Child Care Authorization form needs to be filled out.

Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:

All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.

  • A 10% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations prior 31 days of activity date.
  • A 50% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 30 – 15 day period prior activity date.
  • A 75% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 14 – 8 day period prior activity date.
  • Prior 8 days of your reservation date, you may change your reservation to a gift certificate, where you would not incur any penalties except the change fee. This gift certificate will be good for 1 year from the date of the certificate.
  • NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS who cancel within the 7 day period, does not show up, are late for scheduled program(s). Once a reservation has been made, a change to the scheduled program date is subject to availability. Changes made to existing reservations are subject to a $25.00 per person change fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does your program go on Rain or Shine?
Yes, this program goes on Rain or Shine. The sea lion swim and shows, will go on most of the time. If there is thunder, there might be a delay before the program resumes again. If there are officially named tropical storms or hurricane, you may reschedule for another date without any change fee or get a gift certificate for 2 years to come back again.

What does it mean to be an Observer?
An Observer is a Participant’s friend or family member. Observers participate in all aspects of the program minus the in-water interaction. During the interaction you can cheer on the Participants and take photos. The Observers stay in the stands and have no contact with the dolphins. The fee includes complimentary admission to the park, so you can see the rest of the shows and exhibits, as well. Observers under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What should I bring?
A bathing suit or swimming attire is required. You can rely on us to provide the following: Showers, lockers(refundable deposit), and wetsuits. Wetsuits can be rented. All jewelry must be removed prior to entering the water.

What about taking photographs with the Dolphins during my session?
Yes, there are professional staff photographers taking photographs or video of you and your dolphin session. You can purchase these photographs after your session. A Photo starts @ $12.50 for individual photos, $55 for a download of all your photos, and the deluxe package of all your photos @ $123. If you do have a family or a friend come with you as an observer, they can take photographs of you during your session. Hint: If you don’t have an observer in your group, you might ask another observer from another group to take a few photographs with your camera.

What kind of pools do the animals live in at the the facility?
The animals live in natural salt-water lagoons. The water is pumped in from the Atlantic Ocean.

How big is the lagoon?
The lagoon is three acres in size with an average depth of 15 to 20 feet. The rest of the property is about 17 acres in size and rich with tropical foliage and orchids.

Do you have a restaurant on the property?
A snack bar/grill is available and serves a variety of delicious foods at the the facility.

Can I bring my own masks fins and snorkels?
Yes you can to use during your time on the private facility beach. Water shoes may be worn instead of fins for parts of the ray and sea lion swim, but we do not provide these so bring your own.

Do we have to pay extra entrance and parking fees?
No. There are no extra entrance or parking fees.

Can handicapped individuals participate?
While this dolphin program does accept handicapped individuals, this program is not a Dolphin Therapy session. This program is primarily recreational. Those interested in a therapy program should consider other locations in the Florida Keys. Although accommodations for handicapped individuals can be arranged, they will not receive special treatments such as extended time or more interactions. If a handicapped individual is to participate, this circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Are glasses/contacts permitted in the water?
Contact lenses can be worn. Prescription glasses with clear lenses will be permitted only if they are needed but they cannot be removed at anytime (including for pictures) during the session. Glasses with dark lenses are not permitted unless the individual is sensitive to sunlight, in which case a doctor’s letter will need to be necessary.

Other Programs in the Florida Keys Area

At Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours we do offer other activities options while in South Florida/Florida Keys. Please contact your Dolphin World specialist to see if any are good for you.

  • DOLPHIN MEET AND GREET – Key Largo Area – A chance to spend 20 minutes out of the water and pet, play and do tricks with the dolphin. [ Learn More ]
  • SEA LION SWIM – Key Largo Area – Spend 30 minutes with the sea lion where you get to play, kiss and swim with the them in deep water.  [ Learn More ]
  • WILD DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER WORKSHOP – Key West Area – 4 Hour Wild Bottlenose Dolphins viewing and snorkel trip. [ Learn More ]
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