Miami Car Rentals and Dolphins Plus
Located just outside of downtown Miami, you'll find a world devoted to watery wonders and wildlife conservation. A part of the Key Largos, this facility allows Continental Miami Car Rentals the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favorite aquatic friends. So what is this unique vacation destination? It's called Dolphins Plus and it's one of Key Largo's original swim with the dolphin programs. Built atop a canal adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, Dolphins Plus provides its animals with natural seawater homes and a stimulating environment. More than 14 Atlantic Bottle Nose dolphins and 2 California sea lions are part of the Dolphins Plus rehabilitation and swim along program, providing visitors with both entertainment and educational information. Dolphins Plus is proud to work alongside associations like Island Dolphin Care, the Marine Mammal Conservancy and the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network in order to provide their animals with the finest care and most current research. You too can help save the dolphins during your upcoming Continental Miami Car Rentals vacation simply by stopping in at Dolphins Plus. Not only will you enjoy a great day in the water, but you'll also help support groundbreaking research and conservation efforts.
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Dolphins Plus currently offers a number of outstanding dolphin swim programs, designed to provide customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals with an unforgettable experience. The programs include Natural Dolphin Swims, Structured Dolphin Swims and Sea Lion Encounters. Each of the programs is designed for individuals seeking a safe and educational interactive experience with marine wildlife. In addition to swimming with the animals, each Continental Miami Car Rentals participant will also enjoy an educational briefing about dolphin and sea lion natural history. Staff at Dolphins Plus will then cover important information like anatomy, social behavior, reproductive biology and echolocation. Once you've mastered all of these important topics, it's time to suite up and jump in. Here's what you can expect from each different dolphin swim:
Customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals planning to take part in a dolphin swim program must understand the English language and be comfortable swimming in deep water. Participants are also encouraged to bring sunscreen, a change of clothes and towels.
- The Structured Dolphin Swim: This hands-on experience allows customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals to participate in a variety of trained behaviors with the dolphins. Behaviors include everything from kisses and belly rubs to dorsal tows and "conversations". An experienced dolphin trainer mediates all interactions.
- The Natural Dolphin Swim: During this session you'll be asked to wear a mask, fins and snorkel. This program doesn't allow any structured direct contact with the dolphins; instead, participants will swim alongside the animals, observing their natural activities and inclinations. Dolphins Plus is the only facility in the country to offer this exciting in-water experience, which simulates swimming with dolphins in the wild.
- The Sea Lions Encounter: The Dolphins Plus Sea Lion Encounter is similar to that of the Structured Dolphin Swim, in which is provides individuals the opportunity to enter the water and participate in a number of structured activities with a sea lion.
If you're interested in learning more about the wet and wonderful world of marine mammals, now's the time to contact Dolphin Plus. Reservations for Dolphin Plus swim programs cannot be made online, so please call the Dolphins Plus booking office for more information. The offices can be reached by calling 1-305-451-1993 or toll free at 1-866-860-7946. If you're interested in learning more about Dolphins Plus' research programs, please log onto the facilities official website at www.dolphinsplus.com. Customers of Continental Miami Car Rentals will find Dolphins Plus is located at 31 Corrine Place in Key Largo.