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2-day South Beach Getaway with Dolphin Encounter

This fantastic 2-day adventure gives you a taste of all the great things south Florida has to offer. Experience one of the wildest airboat rides in the sunshine state, view the beautiful Everglades and enjoy overnight accommodation in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District! A once-in-a-lifetime ONE on ONE dolphin swim completes this first class excursion from Orlando.

After an early morning departure from Orlando, travel to the amazing Florida Everglades National Park and jump aboard a classic airboat for an exciting cruise through the wetlands in search of local wildlife including alligators and turtles.

This thrilling wind-in-your-hair ride reaches speeds of up to 30 miles per hour across the “river of grass”. Afterwards get up close and personal at an Alligator and Snake handling show where you get the chance to learn, hold, feel, and get your pictures taken with these amazing animals.

Continue to Miami with its Palm-fringed beaches and striking art deco architecture. Here you visit Miami’s Bayside shopping area with its designer shops, boutiques and eateries and wonderful views.

Your accommodation is provided right in the heart of the Art Deco District in Miami South Beach, just seconds away from restaurants, shops, museums, nightclubs and the beach itself. Once you check-in to your hotel, you have the rest of the day and evening free to explore the area at leisure and top up your tan on world famous South Beach.

Day Two is the highlight of this fantastic excursion because its time for an amazing swim with dolphins! During your swim, you get to experience a whole host of behaviours including dorsal tow pulls, belly rubs, toe pushes, handshakes and the best of all a dolphin kiss! Remember that dolphin interaction is guaranteed! The dolphin swim programme lasts around 2 hours in total and includes 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins.

Those that select the non-Dolphin swim ticket are more than welcome to accompany family members to the dolphin facility to observe the experience. Alternatively, you can stay in South Beach for further exploration. If you choose to swim with the dolphins you still have the afternoon in Miami to top off that golden Florida tan on South Beach before leaving for Orlando at about 4.00pm.

Additional Information:

  • Customers swimming with dolphins will have to pay an additional $24 per person facility fee locally. This will be collected by the tour guide on the day of the tour.
  • Swimmers must be 7 years old or above and children aged 7 to 12 years old doing the Dolphin Swim must be accompanied in the program by a participating parent or guardian.
  • Non-swim tickets include all of the inclusions above except the Swim with Dolphins programme. The ticket does include entrance to the dolphin facility but those not wanting to visit the dolphin facility can enjoy free time in Miami Beach instead.
  • Prices are based per person.
  • Room Occupancies – rooms accommodate up to four persons. Parties of 4 persons or less will be accommodated in one room (please select ticket as appropriate). If there are more than 4 persons in your group, please select 5 to 8 Persons/2 Rooms option.
  • Babys 0-2 years are free of charge but must sit on a parents’ lap. There is a small charge of $10-15 for a cot, which is payable to the hotel locally.

Transportation Info

Pick-up Location (requires a change of vehicle before travelling to the Everglades) Time
Maingate Lakeside Resort (Shuttle) - 7769 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee 6.00am
Swan Hotel at Disney (Shuttle) - 1200 Epcot resort Blvd, Bay Lake, Fl, 32830 (Main Bus Stop) 6.15am
Firehouse Sub at Crossroads - 12515 State Rd. 535 Ste 515 Orlando, FL 32836 6.30am
Universal Resort Bus Loop - Bus Space #71- 5855 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32819 6.45am
Rosen Inn international (Shuttle) - 7600 International Dr, Orlando, Fl 32819 6.55am
Pointe - 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 7.00am

Experience Includes

  • 2-day tour exploring the best of Southern Florida
  • Overnight accommodation - room only in South Beach (close to bars, shops, restaurants and the beach)
  • Entrance to the Dolphin Plus Facility in Key Largo
  • Swim with Dolphin programme including 30 minutes in the water with these amazing creatures (dolphin swim ticket only)
  • 30 minute Airboat ride in the Everglades
  • Watch a Snake and Alligator handling show
  • Visit to Miami's Bayside Shopping area
  • Free time to explore Miami Beach
  • Roundtrip transportation from Orlando

Departs

Guests must make their own way to one of the pick-up points detailed above.

Start times

Pick-ups commence at 6.00am on Wednesdays.

Duration

2 days. Travel time to Miami is approximately 4 hours each way.

Terms & Conditions

  • Customers swimming with dolphins will have to pay an additional $24 per person facility fee locally. This will be collected by the tour guide on the day of the tour.
  • Swimmers must be 7 years old or above and children aged 7 to 12 years old doing the Dolphin Swim must be accompanied in the program by a participating parent or guardian.
  • Non-swim tickets include all of the inclusions above except the Swim with Dolphins programme. The ticket does include entrance to the dolphin facility but those not wanting to visit the dolphin facility can enjoy free time in Miami Beach instead.
  • Pregnant women are unable to participate in the dolphin swim programs.
  • On occasion, the tour itinerary may operate in reverse.
  • The 2-Day Swim with Dolphins South Beach Tour runs from central location points in Orlando and you will need to make your own way to one of these departure points. This has been implemented to save you time sitting on a coach that calls at each hotel in Orlando – that’s a lot of hotels! The result is a much more fluid and punctual tour that will add to your enjoyment of the day. The pick-up locations are arranged so that you do not need to travel too far to your nearest point.
  • You will need a Government-issued photo ID to check-in to your Miami hotel.