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We were walking around the OdySea Complex and noticed that there was a sign outside for "Free Dolphin Show" at 4pm at Dolphinaris. The free show is now $10 per person as of March 2018.
The Dolphinaris area is not connected directly to Odysea aquarium, but can be reached from the inside of the mall area. In order to get to the Dolphin Show, you walk into the Dolphinaris area, through their gift shop and onto their deck where there is a bar/restaurant. It is called the "Beach Club". However, you will not have access to the jacuzzi or pool (just the opportunity to buy a snack or a trinket).
Just seeing the free show, we saw 7 Dolphins. They were having lots of fun playing and performing. The program was about 15-20 minutes long and had good music that even Giggles Danced to.
We didn't go up to the high bar, but I'm sure there would have been a great opportunity to see the show from there as well. We were seated near the small pool that was 3 feet deep.
There were a few tables and chairs set up that we could see from, but it was best to stand to see all of the action. Free shows are daily at 12noon and 4pm. I suggest calling if the weather is really hot or possibly stormy.
Dolphinaris also has paid programs as well to interact with the Dolphins. Some of the programs are can just show up, and some you have to book ahead of time. We didn't do any of the programs. The programs start at about 59.00 per person. However, after the show the workers did pass around coupons, so if you are thinking of doing a program, you may want to go to a free show and pick up a coupon!
Some of the programs are dry land only, and some require getting into the water.