UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
UNEXSO Dolphin Close Encounter
Freeport Dolphin Close Encounter

Freeport Dolphin Close Encounter

Visitors to our seaside lagoon will have the rare opportunity to engage with the most amicable and brilliant of marine mammals. Sit on the dock and dangle your feet in the water as the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins swim around you, or venture onto the waist-deep water on our encounter platform for a more up-close hands-on interaction.

This shallow water environment provides a personal experience with these sweet-tempered pranksters without the full submersion of swimming in the lagoon. This is the perfect setting to introduce children to the charming dolphins in a more stable situation. Steal a smooch from these warm-hearted Romeos of the sea. You even have an opportunity to embrace these adorable charmers in a dolphin hug. The amiable nature of the dolphins is possibly only surpassed by their amazing speed and acrobatic aptitude.

Our expert trainers will teach you on how to direct these remarkable aquatic athletes to execute fantastic feats and agile aerobatic tricks, including jumps, flips and tail stands. In addition to informing participants, our guides insure that all visitors spend some quality time personally interacting with these sociable creatures.

Discover the secrets of the mysterious lives of these underwater inhabitants, including their amazing vocal communication, sonar navigation, aquatic maneuvers, as well as social structure. Learn about dolphin training techniques as well as the vital importance of dolphin conservation efforts and the preservation and recovery of their habitat.

The voyage to our alluring dolphin lagoon is merely a 20 minute picturesque ferry ride from the UNEXSO compound in Port Lucaya. Our saltwater coves cover over nine acres amid pristine salt marshes along the southern coast of Grand Bahama Island.

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.