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Sometimes the best way to describe something is by saying what it isn’t. Dolphin Cay isn’t an aquarium, it’s not an entertainment facility, and it doesn’t stage marine shows. It is a world-class marine habitat dedicated to conservation, rehabilitation, and education. Dolphin Cay is one of the world’s largest open-air, man-made marine mammal habitats. In 2007, 16 stranded dolphins whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina needed a safe haven. Atlantis built a state-of-the-art facility to care for these beautiful animals and Dolphin Cay has been providing care, conservation, and advocacy for dolphins ever since.
Located on the west side of the Atlantis, Paradise Island property, the 14-acre environment includes an 11-acre lagoon complete with coves and sandy beaches, seven connected “residential” pools, a world class education center, an animal rescue-rehabilitation hospital and animal pharmacy, a quarantine, and a separate sea lion center.
Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.