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What sets us apart

Beautiful Scenic Boat Ride

We know that not all of our guests are big boaters and a few may worry about the size of the vessels or the length of the trip. Relax! Our catamarans are large, double-decker vessels that can each carry well over 100 passengers. Each boat has a captain and two mates, is equipped with life vests and is fully licensed and inspected. The ride is approximately 20-minutes and you never lose sight of land or venture far out to sea. Sit back, relax and enjoy as we cruise through Nassau's harbour, past Paradise Island and over to Blue Lagoon Island. The boat ride is very picturesque and worth the trip!

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Dolphin Research  Dolphin Encounters is a member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums
Dolphin Encounters Research

Dolphin Research

dolphinAs a member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums, Dolphin Encounters conducts and supports scientific research with marine mammals, recognizing the need for information to conserve species, habitats, and biodiversity and to improve husbandry. The resulting information from this effort benefits the survival and understanding of animals both in the wild and under human care.

Dolphin Encounters facilitates coordinated research and communicates the research results through attendance at scientific meetings and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. We demonstrate support to valid research proposals for student interns, both local and international, through a variety of contributions:

  • Donation of Biological Samples
  • Access to Public Records
  • Staff Time to aid in Data Collection
  • Passive Observation of Natural Behaviors

Having gained a greater appreciation for dolphins, our guests also aid in the support of research by purchasing gift items that support research in the wild. Sales of items, such as adoption kits for the Dolphin Communication Project and beautiful tabletop books for the Wild Dolphin Project, has raised over $12,000 to support marine mammal research conducted in the Bahamas.

Finally, Dolphin Encounters sustains the biological diversity of marine mammals under its care and prioritizes research needs that augment the efforts of studbook and breeding management programs.


Research results identify the DNA structures of all the animals in our collection.
Controlled breeding ensures maximum biological diversity. The results of the DNA testing can be seen in the education section at our Dolphin Family Tree where the relationships of our animals are displayed.




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

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