About Us Our Programs Our Family Blue Lagoon Island Dolphin Encounters Homepage Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Dolphin Encounters HomepageGifts Photos Videos Gifts, Photos, and Videos Education and Research News and Events FAQs Contact Us

Education & Research
What sets us apart

It is an Authentic Bahamian Experience

Dolphin Encounters is the oldest dolphin facility in The Bahamas and is owned and operated by a local family - so you can be sure that your program will be safe, educational, fun and authentically Bahamian.

Show / Hide More Info
Make a Reservation
First Name:*
Last Name:*
Phone Number:   
Date of Arrival:
Select a Program:
Number of People:
Add a Comment:
Sign me up to Receive Dolphin Encounters' Newsletter:
* Required Field
Dolphin Communications Project Adopt-A-Dolphin and Name-A-Dolphin
Dolphin Encounters Research

Dolphin Communications Project

We all love dolphins. We love their grace, their speed and their playful natures. We are drawn to them and their ocean home. After receiving many requests for dolphin adoption and naming opportunities, in 2002, DCP launched our Bimini Atlantic spotted dolphin Adopt-A-Dolphin and Name-A-Dolphin Programs.

The adoption and naming initiatives help to fund our Bahamas dolphin research, as well as education programs for children and adults who care passionately about dolphins. Both programs allow DCP to promote conservation and management of dolphin populations as well as the health of our oceans, their home. Each year, we hope to expand our Adopt-a-Dolphin and Name-A-Dolphin programs by adding dolphins to our roster.

Working with Bimini Undersea, DCP hopes to fund our summer field work gathering data on the spotted dolphins around Bimini. In addition to being available online, Adoption brochures will be available at Bimini Undersea through DCP at Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, and at Dolphin Encounters in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Both packets include a certificate, a photo of your adopted (or named) dolphin, a spotted dolphin fact sheet, biographies of our named dolphins, a DCP flyer, and a copy of our most recent issue of the Dolphin Gazette.

Adopt-A-Dolphin Costs
Each adoption costs $30 and lasts for one year. See below for dolphin biographies.
Each dolphin naming costs $750.00 and the name is permanently entered into DCP's records and database. After being named, that dolphin will then enter our adoption program. DCP will include the name of the person that named each dolphin on the adoption certificate.

Become a spotted dolphin's parent today & support valuable scientific research!

Dr. Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Ph.D.
Dolphin Communication Project

Additional Information Links:

Dolphin Communication Project

The Dolphin Pod



Watch Our Research Video with Kathleen:

All rates are subject to change, at any time, to include additional taxes and fees as demanded legally by the Government of The Bahamas.

Dolphin Encounters Webmail
© 2015 Dolphin Encounters.