• Trainer For A Day

Trainer For A Day

You’ve heard it said that being a dolphin trainer must be the coolest job in the world, and now you have the opportunity to find out firsthand while participating in Marineland’s Trainer for a Day program.


Your day starts with a guided tour and then the fun begins with our training crew.  You will play a role in the activities that fill a marine mammal specialist’s day, such as preparing meals, feeding animals, attending an animal training lecture, observing and tracking program behaviors, creating enrichment devices for dolphins, assisting in record keeping, and most importantly, encountering dolphins!


Every day is different in the life of a trainer, so no two programs will ever be alike. You’ll be given a Trainer for a Day tank top to wear with your bathing suit, and the crew will provide you with photos from your day on the job. By the end of your day, you’ll know who has the best job in the world. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Due to demand, spaces may not be available on a walk-in basis.


Pricing: $485 + tax (includes free Behind the Seas Park Pass)
Additional days may be purchased for a discounted rate of $400/day.


Age Requirements: All participants must be age 13 or older.


Program Length: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


  • Swimwear is required. Please bring your own towel. Lockers are available for personal gear.
  • All jewelry MUST be removed prior to participation. No exceptions. Surgical or permanent jewelry will not be allowed.
  • Please bring a snack or lunch with you.
  • All participants will be photographed during their interaction by our professional staff photographers. Guests may not bring personal cameras into dolphin program areas.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your program’s scheduled start time to allow time to check in. Failure to do so could result in exclusion from the program with no refund or exchange.
  • View the Dolphin Encounters FAQ for more information.


Special Needs: For everyone’s safety and comfort, please advise us if there are any emotional, behavioral, or physical conditions that could affect a guest’s participation so we may make appropriate accommodations. To make a reservation with special needs, please contact us at 904-471-1111, ext. 116.

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