Where to Play in the Florida Keys: Dolphin Connection
61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL
Hawks Cay’s Dolphin Connection program provided Colleen and the girls with an experience of a lifetime when they met and swam with multiple Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! Swimming and interacting with these unique mammals in their natural marine environment was a great way to learn how to protect Florida’s marine ecosystem.
Hawks Cay is the only resort and hotel in the United States that allows for public viewing of trained dolphins. One of the greatest things about the Dolphin Connection program is that they pledge to provide dolphins with the highest quality of care to ensure that they are healthy and happy. Dolphin Connection doesn’t take dolphins from the wild, which means they are raised in natural saltwater lagoons where researchers can continue to educate people on the importance of conserving marine life.
Some additional tips and fun facts:
- Hawks Cay offers a variety of dolphin activities for adults, children, and the entire family.
- Reservations are required to participate in dolphin activities, so make sure to call and book your ahead of time!
- If you’re interested in knowing more about the importance of conserving Florida marine life, learn more here.