What's Happening at Marineland


Family Fun Day! - Sept. 13

Date: Saturday, Sept. 13
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $11.95 per person. Kids age 12 and under receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door on the day of the event.

On Saturday, Sept. 13, we will be hosting Family Fun Day, an event full of family-friendly fun and entertainment with Marineland’s resident dolphins! Activities will include interactive games, face painting, two bounce houses, special dolphin training demonstrations, and a raffle to participate in a Dolphin Design Program. All raffle proceeds will benefit Marineland’s education scholarship fund.

Capt. Don Dingman from “Hook the Future” will make a special appearance and give fishing demonstrations for kids. Guests will also be able to meet Marineland’s newest dolphin, a female calf born in May, whose name will be revealed in a public ceremony on Friday, Sept. 12.

Tickets are $11.95 per person. Kids age 12 and under receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door on the day of the event.

Baby Dolphin Name Reveal - Sept. 12

In late May, our resident dolphin Dazzle gave birth to a healthy female calf. We were thrilled with this new addition to our Marineland family, but we needed the help of our fans to name her! Through our Name the Baby Dolphin Sweepstakes presented by AT&T, fans and guests had the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite name until Sept. 2.

The winning name will be revealed Friday, September 12, by the Marineland dolphins at a public ceremony. Tune into CBS47 and FOX30 Action News This Morning for coverage of the reveal!

Announcing Our New Animal Guide!

Marineland Dolpin Adventure proudly houses a variety of animals, and we are always happy to hear about our guests who want to continuing learning about them after their visit. Our new Animal Guide is a great learning resource for those who would like more information on our animals, programs, and history.

Marineland Welcomes a New Dolphin Calf!

It was with great pleasure on Thursday, May 22, that we welcomed Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s newest calf to the family! Dazzle, one of Marineland’s beloved resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, successfully gave birth to a female calf. Both mom and calf are doing well and Marineland animal care and training teams will continue to monitor the pair in the coming months.

We couldn’t be happier to share this exciting news with you, our fans! The next few months are a critical time of development for the calf and we will continue to keep you updated. Dazzle and the calf are currently bonding in a semi-private habitat and may not be visible to public.

Stay tuned in to Marineland's social media pages and blog for the latest upates. To be among the first to receive announcements about the calf and other information, sign up for Marineland’s e-newsletters here.

"Vegetable Oil Powered Eco-Explorer Boat Tours"

Raising the standard for ethical and sustainable ecotourism, Ripple Effect Ecotours, now offers an outdoor classroom experience in our new boat, the "Ripple Effect 1". This very capable vessel exceeds all expectations of what type of vessel can be used to traverse the very sensitive and productive coastal habitats here in Northeast Florida. Powered by an engine that actually runs on recycled vegetable oil collected from restaurants, the "Ripple Effect 1" utilizes a sustainable, renewable, and recycled fuel source that dramatically reduces our carbon footprint. And, yes, the exhaust smells like french fries so don't come hungry! Sensitive habits frequented by marine mammals require extra care to be taken by ecotour boat operators and the "Ripple Effect 1" utilizes water-jet propulsion and with no exposed propeller providing the ultimate in safety for both our guests and the very healthy population of marine mammals that thrive here! Join Ripple Effect Ecotours for an incredible experience with our USCG captains and Florida Master Naturalist Instructors on this unique eco-educational exploration. The Cost is $50 for adults and $40 for kids 15 and under includes free passes to the Marineland Dolphin Adventure where the educational experience continues! For more information visit www.RippleEffectEcotours.com.


Viva Florida 500

Viva Florida 500 commemorates Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history through 2013, a significant milestone unlike any other in the history of the United States - the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's arrival on Florida's east coast. What makes this anniversary so unique is that Ponce de León's convoy of explorers was the first group of Europeans to document such a landing and give a name to Florida - La Florida. They were also the first recorded Europeans to explore any part of what's now the continental United States of America. The Florida Department of State and its many partners are planning enriching events and experiences across the state. Join us in celebrating the Florida we live in today! For more information and a calendar of events, visit http://www.visitflorida.com/viva.

Marineland Marina Is Open

Finding its home between the breathtaking views of St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, Marineland Marina is a safe haven for cruising vessels up to 100’ and is a great place to visit for anyone driving the Intracoastal Waterway in Northeast Florida. . Learn more about Marineland Marina or call (904) 814-9886.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure is dedicated to creating  an amazing experience for you and your family. In addition to general admission and our interactive programs, occasionally we are able to offer other activities which enhance your visit. Check back often for information on upcoming events and activities.