Shore Excursion Details

Dolphin Encounter

Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Dolphin Encounter


  • 3 hours
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  • Family Recommended

This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for anyone who has dreamed of an experience with a dolphin. Enjoy 45 minutes of quality dolphin time in a small intimate group lead by a Marine Mammal Specialist. A combination of both shallow and deeper water interaction, your swim experience will start with an introduction to these amazing mammals followed by a 30-minute hands-on interaction and swim with the dolphins. Learn about conservation and the value of your participation during the shallow water portion of your experience, where you are seated waist-high on a submerged platform and the dolphins come right up to your lap. Enjoy the excitement of swimming or floating in the deeper water where your interactions continue with opportunities to observe them underwater as they swim under and around you in their ocean lagoon habitat. Guests will be provided with the required flotation vests, complimentary lockers, outdoor showers, and post-program changing rooms. An onsite photographer will take photos available for same-day viewing and purchase to ensure you can share your memories. Tour price also includes same-day admission to the National Museum of Bermuda’s fort, maritime and cultural exhibits, which you can browse and explore in addition to your dolphin experience.

Need to Know:

Note: Waiver must be signed in advance and medical conditions disclosed. All experiences are led by Marine Mammal Specialists committed to the dolphins’ best welfare and to ensure guest enjoyment is provided in a safe environment. Guest check-in time is 30 minutes prior to the program start time as listed on the tour ticket. Guests should come dressed in swim gear and must bring their own towels. Swim masks/goggles, water-shoes, and change of clothes are recommended. Participants must wear a lifejacket for the entire duration of the program. Swimming is done on the surface of the water; there is no diving. No valuables such as loose jewelry, cameras, or phones are permitted on the docks or during the program to ensure dolphin safety – complimentary lockers are provided for safe-keeping. Ocean safe sunscreen or rash guards are recommended. The minimum age is 6 years. Children 10 and under must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult (to ensure safe following of directions by all staff) Admission to the National Museum is included for all participants. General admission for non-participating accompanying guests may be purchased at the ticket office on arrival. Observers can take pictures from the viewing area. This ocean experience is internationally accredited, and participation helps to support ongoing conservation, education, and dolphin welfare.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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