Northeast Coast Sights



Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Marineland Dolphin Adventure Review

The world's first oceanarium was constructed in 1938, 18 miles south of St. Augustine. This National Register of Historic Places designee, now part of the Georgia Aquarium, has come a long way from marine film studio to theme park to its current iteration as dolphin research, education, and entertainment center. The formal dolphin shows are history, but you can have a far more memorable experience with interactive programs that allow you to swim with and feed the animals, become a dolphin trainer for a day, or create dolphin art. Programs start at $29 a day (for the simple "touch-and-feed" option) and go as high as $450 (for "trainer for a day"). General admission allows you to observe the dolphins through 6-foot-by-10-foot acrylic windows. The 1.3-million-gallon facility is home to 13 dolphins, including Nellie, who was born here on February 27, 1953, making her the oldest dolphin in human care. Reservations are required.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 9600 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 | Map It
  • Phone: 904/471–1111; 877/933–3402
  • Cost: $9.95
  • Hours: Daily 9–4:30
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  • Location: St. Augustine
Updated: 04-09-2013

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