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Orlando may be landlocked but that doesn’t mean you can’t still experience a few aquatic adventures you would in say, Hawaii or Miami. In fact, Orlando has quite a few dolphin encounters and experiences that will make you feel like you are on a tropical island, and better yet swimming with the gorgeous dolphins of that island. Here are Orlando Fun Tickets top dolphin encounters in Orlando:

Discovery Cove - Guests won’t just encounter dolphins they’ll actually be able to help train them in the “Trainer for a Day” program. This special program lets guests shadow a marine expert and learn all about dolphin behavior and communication. The highlight is a 30-minute dolphin swim experience, including a dorsal fin ride around the lagoon and a “double-foot-push” maneuver, where two dolphins push you along the water. The package also includes a private photo session with two dolphins. Discovery Cove is more than just a theme park; it’s an all-inclusive day resort with food, drink (even alcoholic ones,) and gear, all complimentary during your visit with some of the most amazing animal experiences ever! Also, you’ll get a 14-day pass to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Water Park.

Epcot ® at Walt Disney World ® - Epcot has its own dolphin encounters at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion in Epcot's Future World section. Here visitors may opt for the Dolphins in Depth program where you’ll learn about the complex behaviors of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The three-hour experience also includes a session with the expert trainers and researchers who work with the dolphins every day as well as interaction with the dolphins in waist-deep water. The experience is capped off with a unique photo-op and a souvenir.

SeaWorld Orlando - When you talk about Dolphin encounters the first place you might think of is SeaWorld Orlando and for good reason like Dolphin Cove where you can feed and touch dolphins and the Blue Horizons show featuring many lovable dolphins. Also, check out the Dolphins Up-Close Tour, where you will get to see how SeaWorld cares for their dolphins as well as participate in a training session and even touch the aquatic mammal. The Dolphins Up-Close Tour is approximately 60-minutes. If you want to actually care for one of SeaWorld’s dolphins check out the Marine Mammal Keeper Experience where you will work side-by-side with marine mammal experts and understand what it is like to care for dolphins as well as other marine wildlife like beluga whales and sea lions.

Whether you want to try all of the above-mentioned dolphin encounters or just one you can always find discounted tickets to Discovery Cove, Walt Disney World ® and SeaWorld Orlando right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.