Now, to observe the activity, it will cost the person around $53 for 10 and over, $45 for 3-9. This is just to watch the action. They aren't even swimming with the dolphins. Just young kids watching their parents or other relatives participate or adults watch children. The Odyssey itself is 30 minutes. Guests are usually put into groups of 5 or more. Different parties will be mixed together for groups of less than 5. The experience is actually 30 minutes a group, not per person. The guest themselves will spend only about 5-10 minutes a person with the dolphin.
The experience itself is straight forward. Guests are introduced to their dolphin, each guest gets a handshake, a kiss, and a dorsal tow. They also get a short pep talk about safety in the beginning of the program. Each guest has the same experience.
The Dolphin Encounter is the same as the Odyssey, however the guest doesn't swim with the dolphins. They only get a kiss and a handshake and get to see them jump. The price for that for the average paying tourist is around $150-$165, with admission being included. This is more geared toward kids or anyone under 52 inches (you must be taller than 52 inches to swim with dolphins). For a child 5-9 years old, it is around $110-$125. To observe is $53, for a kid, $45.