MIAMI, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From now through December 12, 2013, Florida residents will enjoy up to 30 percent off animal encounter programs at Miami Seaquarium including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, Seal Swim and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. This Florida resident discount fee includes same day admission to the park. Proof of Florida residency is required. For more information go to MiamiSeaquarium.com/Flresident or to make a reservation please call (305) 365-2501.
Miami Seaquarium is the only attraction in the U.S. to offer a "Seal Swim". This exceptional experience includes an interactive educational segment and a 20 minute swim with Harbor Seals. The program provides a unique in-water interaction where participants swim freely alongside the seals and receive hugs, kisses, and take part in a training session with these inquisitive marine mammals. Prices start at $68 (plus tax).
Dolphin Harbor offers guests two different dolphin interaction programs. Dolphin Odyssey includes feeding, touching and learning about these magnificent animals plus the opportunity for a deep-water interaction with a dolphin. Guests must be at least 52 inches tall to participate in this program. A Dolphin Encounter allows guests to wade out into the pool and have a shallow water experience meeting the dolphins. The program features an educational seminar and the chance to feed and touch a dolphin as well as learn about dolphin training techniques. Dolphin Encounter participants must be at least five years of age and for those children under 9 years, an older sibling or adult must accompany the child as a participant. Prices start at $68 (plus tax).
The Sea Trek Reef Encounter allows guests to go 15 feet underwater in the park's reef aquarium, where colorful tropical fish, large groupers, lobsters, cownose stingrays and moray eels abound. The Reef Encounter can be experienced by non-divers, ages 10 and above – no certification or swimming skills are necessary. The Sea Trek participant's entire head stays dry throughout the entire experience. Florida resident participant rate is $79 (plus tax). Other restrictions apply to all animal encounter programs.
Miami Seaquarium, South Florida's most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at www.miamiseaquarium.com.