Sea Lion Encounter Experience

The educational and entertaining Sea Lion Encounter is your chance to experience sea lions live and close-up like never before in our pristine all-natural marine habitat. You will kiss, hug, feed, and play with these affectionate and humorous marine mammals. Your sea lion interaction will take place from specially designed, waist-deep water platforms immersed in our calm, private island lagoon. One of the few programs of this kind in the world, it will be a unique adventure you will never forget!


Watch your family and friends participate in the their Sea Lion Encounter Take photos and video from the observer dock of your family and friends enjoying this moment of a lifetime!

Did you know? All six of the sea lions were rescued after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in Gulfport, Mississippi. Having been raised in aquariums, when they came to live their all-natural ocean habitat it was their first time ever being in the ocean. They absolutely love swimming in the sea, chasing fish, playing with other sea creature that live at their new home on Blue Lagoon Island.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Activity Available: Daily, at  8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm



  • Round-trip transportation by large catamarans to Blue Lagoon Island
  • 30 minutes of sea lion interaction
  • Observe dolphins in their pristine natural lagoon
  • Time at Blue Lagoon Island

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The Select Hotel feature provides a list of all applicable hotels for the tour or transfer you selected. For tours, complimentary pick up is only available from one of these hotels. If you do not have a hotel at this time please select 'unknown'. Once you book your hotel, you must contact us so we can confirm your pick up/drop off location.

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Redemption Instructions

After purchase, please print your activity voucher(s) and present them to the Dolphin Encounters, Ltd. Staff at the departure dock/ check-in area is located at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal (One Marina Drive). It will be the only building between the two bridges on Paradise Island and is within 5-10 minutes walking distance of several major hotels on Paradise Island, located across the street from Atlantis. Contact Dolphin Encounters at least 24 hours prior to your desired activity date. Phone number will be located in your post booking redemption instructions We recommend that you check-in 30-minutes before you plan on departing.

Things to bring:

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes (Changing rooms, restrooms, and shower facilities on the island)
  • Funds to purchase option photos/videos & other gift shop souvenirs 
  • All necessary medications
  • Cameras and Video Recorder (Please, be aware that dolphins will splash. Tour provider(s) cannot be held responsible for any damage to your equipment.)