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St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

1. St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

Enjoy getting to interact dolphins with this attraction at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine. Experience dolphin behaviors like the hand target, hand shake, and ride on the dolphin's belly. Meet these fascinating sea creatures and get to bond with them in a unique way. hold onto their pectoral flippers and swim with them on their belly. Play with the dolphins with this fun and safe experience for the whole family.

St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

2. St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

Take part in an educational and fun experience perfect for all ages at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine with this admission ticket to the Dolphin Encounter program. Meet these fantastic animals as you interact with them in shallow waters. Gear up in a life jacket and step onto an underwater platform. Thanks to the platform, you don’t have to worry if you’re not a swimmer. Perform several hands-on activities with these intelligent creatures, including the hand target activity in which the dolphin will come up to touch your hand with its rostrum.

St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

3. St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

Escape the crowds and get a new perspective of St. Augustine during a kayaking trip through the Salt Run. Admire views of Anastasia State Park and its Lighthouse. Get the opportunity to spot a variety of local marine life including manatees, sea turtles, rays, and even dolphins. Begin the adventure with a friendly and informative tutorial from your naturalist guide. After making sure you are fitted with your life jacket, paddle, and kayak you'll launch through the Salt Run right by the Lighthouse. Paddle roughly 4-miles long down the lagoon located between Anastasia Island and Conch Island. On one end it opens up to the Matanzas inlet and on the other, it closes deeper into the park. A wide variety of wildlife may be seen here including dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. You'll be surrounded by the gorgeous views of Anastasia State Park and the Anastasia Lighthouse. Your guide will offer to take pictures for you as they share their knowledge of the history and ecology of the area. Depending on wind conditions and course you may take a break on a sandbar at low tide or on one of the beautiful beaches in the state Park.

St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

4. St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

Experience historic St. Augustine in a unique way on a stand up paddleboard. Admire the unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks, and ancient sand dunes of Anastasia State Park. Get the chance to encounter dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. The tour begins on land with a pleasant tutorial explaining technique and safety. After you’re on the water, your guide will have you standing in no time and make sure that you're comfortable with your newfound adventure. Following your introduction, the tour expands into the natural wonders and wildlife of the area. Manatees, dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and a vast array of marsh birds may all be seen here. Depending on winds and tides you may take a break on a sandbar or State Park beach. The scenic sand dunes and lighthouse will tower around you as you Paddle through the salt run.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

This is something I've wanted to do my whole life. I love dolphins. I do not think we had enough hands on for the price though. We were in the water, but we were mostly just spectators. We were able to do 3 poses each for pictures and then my family was able to pet the dolphin for a moment for a picture and that was it.

My daughter and I enjoyed the Swimming With Dolphins experience. It was amazing, trainers were excellent, had us do many different fun activities with our dolphin! Well worth the money!!

Jaylen and Matt were excellent. We saw dolphins, hungry and active pelicans, and even a blue crab on the island. Good adventure for any skill level.

Must do the dolphins are amazing! The experience touched my heart I actually cried during the show! I love see life animal’s.

A great uncrowded opportunity to be close to the dolphins and learn about them.