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Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter


  • Guaranteed Interaction Time With the Dolphins
  • Face-to-Face Encounter With Dolphins in Waist Deep Water 
  • Experience a Heart-Warming Kiss, Hug, and Dance and Opportunities to Pet the Dolphin
  • Educational Presentation on the Biology of Dolphins
  • Access to the Beautiful Beaches and Great Facilities of Blue Lagoon Island 
  • Professional Photography Team Present Throughout the Program (Photo Packages will be Available for Purchase After Your Program)

Tour Summary

Located on beautiful Blue Lagoon Island, our Dolphin Encounter is a magical experience that the whole family will love. Blue Lagoon Island has been converted into a special dolphin center and sanctuary. The goal of this center is to provide a comfortable home for Bahamas dolphins and to provide guests with an educational and hands on experience. The first part of your Blue Lagoon dolphin encounter will include a lecture on the beautiful sea mammals. You will learn all about their behavior, biology, and environments.

After this educational lesson, it is time to experience the majestic dolphins for your self. These dolphins are naturally friendly and sociable creatures. They are interested in humans and not afraid to go up to them and greet them. At the Blue Lagoon dolphin encounter, the dolphins are all friendly and especially trained to be able to safely swim with humans of all ages. You will be able to hug them, rub their bellies, and look directly into their eyes. Professional photographs and video are available for you and your group to remember this once in a lifetime experience.

Our Bahamas dolphin encounter tours have been running since 1989 and have become a tourist favorite. At Blue Lagoon you will find over three acres of both land and water. You will find various modern facilities on the island including the photo lab, bathrooms, and changing facilities. The area has been featured in various films and TV shows featuring dolphins including the recent Flipper movie. You will never forget the experience of being in the water with such fascinating creatures.

What is the difference between the "Dolphin Encounter" and "Dolphin Swim" programs?
In the swim you are completely in the water with the dolphins, while in the encounter you interact with the dolphins from a waist-deep platform.

How much do you spend with each dolphin?
Each person is guaranteed between 5 - 8 minutes with the dolphins.

How large are the ferries?
The ferries are large double deck catamarans that can carry well over 100 passengers.

What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity must be cancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.

Where is the departure point for this tour?
Check-in instructions will be included in your activity confirmation email.

What Am I required to bring?
Please bring your email confirmation, towels and sun screen.

Is this tour handicap accessible?

We will provide assistance for manual wheelchairs including providing wheelchair access into the water (with our waterproof chair) for the Dolphin Encounter program. For boating purposes, motorized powerchairs and non-collapsible wheelchairs are not allowed on our boats.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • BLACKOUT DATE 2/14/19 Blue Lagoon is closed on this date.
  • Guests age 3 or younger participate for free, if accompanied by a responsible paying adult, with a ticket for the encounter. Parent or guardian must be at least 18 years of age
  • Guests ages 4 through 12 may participate at full price & must be accompanied by a responsible, paying adult with a ticket for the encounter
  • No refunds will be issued for guests that do not meet the program requirements for age, physical fitness, maternity reasons or who violate company policies
  • Dolphin Encounters reserves the right, under certain circumstances, to omit specific behaviors or interactions from the program
  • We will provide assistance for manual wheelchairs including providing wheelchair access into the water (with our waterproof chair) for the Dolphin Encounter program. For boating purposes, motorized powerchairs and non-collapsible wheelchairs are not allowed on our boats
  • Dolphin Encounters reserves the right to refuse service to any guest under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs
  • Cameras are NOT permitted while doing any dolphin or sea lion program.  Observers only are permitted to have a camera.

Bahamas Dolphin Encounters is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)