Dolphin Marine Research Center

This is a great family event, one of the best around the islands. In Marathon, the dolphin focused center offers excellent educational presentations about every half an hour throughout the entire day. Yes, this is the place to see, touch, feed, and learn all about the fabulous Florida Keys Dolphins.

It was open 9 am to 4:30 pm every day, that is what was displayed during our trip here. Very fun is the Visit with the Dolphins on the docks off Grassy Key. Heading Southwest, it is about 5 Miles north of the Marathon City Center. What a great Middle Florida Keys Things to Do.

Another place to see lots of marine life is close by, Bahia Honda State Park. There is Kayaking and canoeing here, it has been named in the top ten beaches in Florida. So neat is seeing Up-close Florida Keys Dolphins.
Latoya W.

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Say Hello to Flipper the Dolphin

Dolphins are amazing, so smart. It is a fun place, mostly for those that want to get a video with the critters. I had no idea they also had sea lions. Takes an hour or two and there is more here about these incredible marine mammals. The Florida Keys has the Meet a Dolphin Show.

Yeah to the Dolphin Center, a super cause. We are big into the watersports and fishing. People complain in the summer about the heat, but the quality of time you can spend in the water. I just love it here, even if higher fuel costs makes it expensive to run my boat out deep. My life has turned to the backcountry fishing.

Sabrina H.

Swimming with the Dolphins

Pick a Nice Comfortable Day outside and you want the water temperatures nice. Not good in the winter, since you do get wet. Perfect for summer. Take video and it will be much better on a bright sunny day.

Not just for Key West folks, as they offer two additional campus centers in Marathon and Coral Shores. What a great place to learn about Dolphins and see exactly how they are trained. Our educational and marine life focus is so important.

This is a really cool one, so be sure to take lots of video. We are lucky to have Florida Keys Community College here too, as all in our family have gotten degrees or taken computer courses. We think the Dolphin Research Center is one of the best attractions in the Florida Keys for children. Yes, adults will enjoy the show too.

Barney I.

Dolphin Research Center

58901 Overseas Highway
Marathon FL 33050
305-289-0002
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