UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
Limited Spaces Available! For reservations call 800-688-5871. Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.

Freeport Dolphin Close Encounter


  • Play and Interact With Dolphins in Waist Deep Water
  • Educational Presentation About Dolphin Behavior and Biology
  • Full 1/2 Hour Immersive Dolphin Presentation

Tour Summary

Imagine a day out in the sun, where you and your family get to actually interact with the MOST beautiful and friendliest animals of the sea, the dolphins. On our Bahamas Dolphin Encounter, you will be able to actually touch, hug, and play with these creatures right in the water. What’s best about the Freeport Dolphin Close Encounter, is that people of all ages are welcome to join! These easy and unforgettable dolphin programs allow you to interact with a couple members of our extensive dolphin family as you sit on a shallow water platform. You will be wearing a life vest, but no knowledge of swimming is necessary for this shallow water encounter. The dolphins will come right up to you, so you can feel their soft, smooth skin and they will present their amazing tricks and playful behavior right before your eyes!

Part of our Dolphin Encounters is the education aspect. We make sure that all of our guests leave our dolphin center with newfound knowledge and love for the Bahamas bottlenose dolphins. Included in the two hour session is a presentation and discussion about the biology, habitats, and behavior of the dolphins. After that, you will be able to experience the beauty and grace of the creatures for yourself. Watch them swim around and impress you with their tricks. Then feel their unique silver skin, give them a dolphin hug, and maybe even learn how to cue them to do a trick.

The Dolphin Encounter is one of the most unforgettable and cherished events in all of the Bahamas. This trip departs from the center of Freeport, which is the main city on the large Grand Bahama Island. If you and your group are vacationing in Freeport, do not miss your chance to get to know the amazing resident sea mammals, the dolphins!


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.

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.

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.

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.
  • This tour is not for pregnant women.
  • All persons looking to participate in this program, even as an observer, must purchase a full-price ticket.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations for all Freeport Unexso Dolphin programs MUST be received 14 days prior to the excursion. Reservations canceled less than 14 days but outside of 7 days, receive a 50% refund. All reservations canceled 7 days prior or less will NOT receive a refund.
  • Cruise ship guest MUST BOOK through the cruise ship.

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 Freeport Dolphin Close 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 ͡°)