What could be more fun than swimming with dolphins in Key Largo and taking the wildest airboat ride in Florida? This overnight trip from Orlando is a family favorite, getting you up close and personal with dolphins, alligators, snakes and other Florida locals.
Your unforgettable dolphin encounter takes place at Dolphin Plus, giving you the rare opportunity to interact one-on-one with these magnificent creatures in a natural seawater lagoon. Dolphin Plus is a marine mammal research and education facility that’s committed to the conservation and protection of marine mammals through education, research and environmental awareness. A flotation vest is provided (mandatory for all participants).
Your dolphin swim lasts around 1.5 hours, which includes an educational briefing where you will learn about dolphins in general, as well as about the individual dolphins you will swim with. Interaction time lasts about 20-30 minutes, and you can expect foot pushes, dorsal tows, water fights, kisses, handshakes and other friendly dolphin behavior.
Also included on your overnight tour is the wildest airboat ride in Florida, with plenty of 180-degree and 360-degree spins. You may come face-to-face with local ‘gators so keep your hands inside the boat! You’ll also discover a world of reptiles at an alligator and snake-handling show at the Everglades Alligator Farm, which will include some great photo opportunities.
Returning to Orlando, you’ll stop at Miami’s Bayside with a host of designer shops, boutiques and eateries. Perhaps you’d also like to take an optional Island Queen Cruise around famous Star Island, home to the rich and famous (additional cost).