Proud Supporters of the Dolphin SMART Program

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Proud Supporters of Dolphin SMART support the program mission by raising public awareness for the program, while promoting responsible viewing and advertising of wild dolphins. Increased awareness of the program serves to further educate the public about the importance of booking Dolphin SMART and responsibly viewing wild dolphins to aid in conservation. By being a Dolphin SMART Proud Supporter, companies and organizations also become stewards for the environment and dolphin conservation! 

Dolphin SMART Proud Supporters raise awareness for the program and show their support by:

  1. Displaying program posters and other outreach materials;
  2. Encouraging the public to learn about the Dolphin SMART program and why booking Dolphin SMART helps dolphins; and
  3. Providing outreach materials to help the public responsibly view wild dolphins.

How your business can become a Proud Supporter

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Proud Supporters can be a company or organization that promotes dolphin viewing tours or responsible viewing of wild dolphins but is not eligible to participate in the Dolphin SMART program as an operator (i.e. commercial businesses that solely or opportunistically view wild dolphins). Proud Supporters may include, but are not limited to, travel consultants or agents, non-profits and agencies, media, and commercial businesses who offer services operating around wild dolphin habitat.

Companies and organizations interested in becoming a Dolphin SMART Proud Supporter should:

  1. Review the checklist on "What it means to be a Proud Supporter" for eligibility; and
  2. Contact the local Dolphin SMART coordinator at

A special thanks to the following Proud Supporters:


Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Lands Division, Coastal Section
Alabama Kayak Adventures
City of Foley Visitor Information Center
Dauphin Island Kayaks
Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Estuarium/ Public Aquarium
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism
Sea, Sand, & Stars Science and Nature Center


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Gulf World Marine Park (Panama City)
Sea to Shore Alliance 

The Florida Keys:

Banana Bay Resort
Blue Sky Rentals
Divers Direct
Dog's on Duval
Dolphin Connection
Eaton Street Seafood Market
Eden House Key West
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Historic Seaport at the Key West Bight Marina
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Store Key West
Old School Board Shop
Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys
The Duval Inn
The Flying Fish Key West

Southwest Florida:

Captiva Kayak Company and Wildside Adventures
Clearwater Marina
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Crabby Bill's (Clearwater Marina)
Dolphin Research and Conservation Institute
Eckerd College Waterfront Program
Fast Signs (Kennedy Blvd, Tampa) 
Frenchy's Jet Ski and Boat Rental
Frenchy's Jet Ski and Boat Rentals (Blind Pass Marina, St. Pete Beach)
Friendly Fisherman Seafood Restaurant (John's Pass Boardwalk)
Ft. Desoto Park
Gulf Coast Kayaks
Jesus Surfed Apparel Company
JJ's Italian Ice and Ice Cream (John's Pass Boardwalk)
Lee County Parks and Recreation
Lenny's Surf Shop (St. Pete Beach)
Lover's Key State Park
Narcosis Scuba Center
Sarasota Adventure Group 
Sea Hags Bar and Grill (Blind Pass Marina, St. Pete Beach)
Society for Ethical Tourism
Stand Up Fitness/ Kahuna Kai
SWFL Naturally (Currently in Lee and Collier Counties)
Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
Tampa Bay Watch
Tampa Bay Watch (Tierra Verde) 
The Bait Bucket (Tierra Verde)
The Baithouse Tackle and Tavern (Clearwater Marina)
The Florida Aquarium
The Loft
TradeWinds Island Resorts-St. Pete Beach
World of Water Inc (Tampa)

Hawaiian Islands:

Adopt A Beach Hawaii
COSEE Island Earth
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i
Hans Hedemann Surf
Hawaii Nautical Marine Life Foundation
Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club
ROAR Hawaii
Save the Sea Turtles International
Shaka Kayaks
Surfrider Foundation, Oahu Chapter
Turtle Bay Resort


Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums
Cetacean Society International
Mission Blue
The Sylvia Earle Alliance

Proud Supporter designation does not necessarily represent the endorsement by Dolphin SMART program partners or the views or activities of participating businesses and other entities.