Home to a playful pod of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins rescued following Hurricane Katrina, this extraordinary 14-acre dolphin habitat is one of the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in the world. Whether you share in our dolphins playful shallow water antics or experience their speed and agility first-hand in the deeper waters, an unforgettable experience awaits. At Dolphin Cay Atlantis, swimming with dolphins has been redefined.
Wearing a wetsuit and sitting in waist-high water, you will have the chance to get close to the dolphins, face-to-face, feeling that personal connection.
Dive into the only experience in the world where you can snorkel alongside a dolphin with a mask, snorkel and fins experiencing their underwater world. Then thrill to a signature foot push propelling you across the lagoon.
During our incredible interaction with sea lions, guests have the opportunity to wade into the water and meet one of the playful and curious sea lions.
Work alongside Aquarists feeding fish and sea turtles. This customized and thrilling experience brings your children behind the scenes to learn what it takes to care for over 50,000 sea animals.
Experience what it’s like to interact with exotic marine animals during Atlantis’ new ULTIMATE Trainer for a Day program.
Discover the dynamic, underwater world of Atlantis as you experience the opportunity to snorkel alongside exotic tropical fish and even sharks in the Ruins Lagoon.
Lounge as little or as long as you wish on the secluded sands of Dolphin Cay’s private beaches and enjoy beach-side service as dolphins jump and play just a few feet away.
Learn about dolphins, coral reefs and ocean conservation. Download PDF's with tons of information. Educators are welcome to use our Resouce and Activity Guides in their classrooms.
THE KATRINA STORY
The first residents of Dolphin Cay were 17 rescued dolphins, who were swept to sea during Hurricane Katrina from their previous home at the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. Watch their compelling story and learn about their extraordinary ending at Dolphin Cay!
DID YOU KNOW
Want to know what its like to be an animal trainer? Dolphin Cay offers an exclusive Trainer for a Day program! Spend a specialized day training, feeding and caring for dolphins at Atlantis in our exclusive Trainer for a Day program. Atlantis is home to over 50,000 marine animals representing over 250 species and you can actually snorkel with them? The all-new Snorkel with Mantas and Aquarist for a Day programs let you dive-in and explore the underwater world of Atlantis.
To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cellphones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your program.