The Miami Seaquarium
used to offer dolphin swims in Flipper Lagoon, scheduling them between the shows held there each day. The problem was that the tickets often sell out, even when the prices were from $189 and up. In early 2006, the Seaquarium began construction of a new Dolphin Harbor. The facility opened in June 2007, and it includes a big swimming pool, holding tanks for the dolphins and a wading area that allowed the Miami Seaquarium to eliminate height and age limitations. But the more important thing is that the Miami Seaquarium was be able to seriously expand its dolphin swim capacity. Whereas the park offered 250 dolphin-swim turns each week, the new Dolphin Harbor handles that much in one single day.