Let’s get friends with Dolphins at ‘Dolphin Feeding’ (Shimoda Marine Aquarium)

Throughout a year
1 people 1,300yen~

Outline of the program

It is a unique and popular plan of?Shimoda Marine Aquarium, floating in a natural cove.
You can feed a dolphin, shake hands, or experience a petit trainer.
You have chances to get friends with dolphines !
There are other plans such as "Dolphin Watching Boat," where you can ride the boat around the cove, accompanied by dolphins.
'Amazing Seat,' a dolphine show, really amazing to watch dolphines jump high above your head, the latest line-up.

Program schedule

You can gather at the fixed time and give food directly to gluttonous dolphins and give out signs such as handshakes and jumps. You can feel how it is like to be a trainer of dolphines ! (required time : 10 minutes)

Availability of English guides on the day of the activity

Japanese only.

Detail of the program

Venue ⁄ location Shimoda Marine Aquarium
Available period Throughout a year
Available period
Hours of registration 9:00am-1:50pm (Dolphine Programs)
Length of the program 10 minutes
Reservation No
Toilet Yes/ parking lot, shops in the aquarium(also for handicapped)
Kiosk Yes / miscellaneous goods, accessories, sweets, original goods etc.
Necessity of bringing something to eat Yes/no bringing in at the restaurant
Place to eat Yes, restaurant 'The Dish,' etc.

Required items to bring

Precautions ⁄ remarks

Parent's escort is required for children under 8.

Details of the fee

'Dolphin Feeding' experience fee : 1,300yen (tax included) / (apart from) aquarium entrance fee : 2,400yen/adult, 1,200yen/child (tax included)
Remarks concerning the fee
Payment method Pay at aquarium reception counter or feeding ship (cash only)
Cancellation fee No
Reservations accepted from Throughout a year
Reservations accepted until 1:00pm on the day
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1~42 people

Meeting place ⁄ map

Meeting place (name) ⁄ meeting time

Dolphin feeding ship in the aquarim, by the starting time

Meeting place (address ⁄ access)

7 minutes bus ride from Izukyu Shimoda Station to Shimoda Marine Aquarium.

Reservation ⁄ inquiry

English service for making reservations and inquiries No support in English. Please contact to `Seamon' by phone or email.
Name Shimoda Marine Aquarium
Address 22-31 3 chome Shimoda City
TEL ⁄ FAX Tel.0558-22-3567 
When you make a reservation or inquiry on the phone or via FAX, tell the instructor that you saw the Sea-mon website.
Business hours 9:00am - 4:30pm
Closed 7 days a week
Website https://shimoda-aquarium.com/

Guide to Shimoda

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