Dolphin Research Center


This marine research and educational facility also helps the area’s injured marine animals and is the only federally licensed facility in Florida that’s allowed to help injured manatees. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions are the center’s main residents; learn about their personalities and behaviors. In addition to educational tours and shows, for an extra fee you can enter the water and interact with the dolphins (reservations are required).


58901 Overseas Hwy., Grassy Key
MM 59
Marathon, Florida 33050


24.76651700, -80.94579200

Open Hours

Daily 9--4:30.
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(305) 289-1121

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