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nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

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nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

Where would I fly into to get to the Dolphin Research Center?

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1. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

The Dolphin Research Center is in Marathon, about 2 hour drive from Miami or a one hour drive from Key West. You can fly into Key West but for a higher fare than Miami. You choose which is better for you.

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2. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

There is an airport in Marathon but AFAIK there are no scheduled airlines serving it at this time;

www.monroecounty-fl.gov/index.aspx?NID=109

fla-keys.com/marathon/marathon_airport.cfm

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3. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

Unfortunately, currently there aren't any commercial airlines flying into Marathon Airport. As an earlier poster said, you can fly into Key West, which is approximately one hour and twenty minutes from DRC. Many people fly into either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale (approx. 2.5 hours and 2.45 hours respectively).

The drive down the Overseas Highway with the beautiful bridge/water views is a fun experience with many great places to stop along the way.

Hope to see you soon at Dolphin Research Center!

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4. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

Hello,

Is there any like a public transport from Miami to the Dolphin Research Center? I am a wheelchair user and would prefer public transport instead looking for accessible verichle.

Thanks!

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5. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

There is a Greyhound bus that would drop you off at the Marathon airport, from there you would have to take a taxi and that would be aprox $20 one way in the cab. There is a closer dolphin facility in Key Largo - not sure where the bus drops off in KL.

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6. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

Thank you very much :-)

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7. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

As far as I know the two sister facilities in Key Largo (Dolphin Cove & Dolphin Plus) only offer swim or therapy programs. There's no viewing admission where you don't get wet, unlike DRC in Marathon.

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8. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

You can swim at Plus.

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9. Re: nearest airport to Dolphin Research Center?

'You can swim at Plus' -

Yep, that's what I said, but they don't admit spectators/general visitiors to walk/wheelchair around the facilitiy.

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