Saving marine life at Atlantis


Small groups can book the Stingray Experience at Dolphin Cay, which includes a hands-on interaction with hundreds of cownose stingrays and tropical fish.
Small groups can book the Stingray Experience at Dolphin Cay, which includes a hands-on interaction with hundreds of cownose stingrays and tropical fish.

Atlantis Paradise Island resort is saving marine mammals one release at a time. As the only full-service resort in the Bahamas with a medical laboratory, research center and holding capacity of an independent marine life facility, the resort’s Dolphin Cay is open to group experiences that help fund the nonprofit Atlantis Blue Project Foundation.

The Foundation supports programs designed to preserve and enhance global marine ecosystems through research, education and community outreach. Emphasis is on marine protected areas, coral reef conservation, cetacean conservation, and research in the Bahamas and the surrounding Caribbean seas.

Groups meeting at the resort can book private interactions at the 14-acre Dolphin Cay. One option includes spending time with dolphin behaviorists feeding, caring for and learning about dolphins.

Another hands-on group option is the expanded “Ultimate Trainer for a Day” experience. Participants feed, train, care for and interact with Atlantis marine animals alongside specialists. During the session, attendees can have a customized dolphin interaction, feed nurse sharks and stingrays, snorkel in the Seagrapes Lagoon and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital. The program includes lunch with a marine mammal specialist and aquarist.

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