Go Behind the Scenes at Florida’s Historic Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Just a short drive south of St. Augustine on scenic A1A, Marineland Dolphin Adventure has delighted area visitors and locals alike for eight decades. While it is somewhat off the beaten path, it’s made its mark on Florida’s conservation and on the movie business.
 
Marineland opened in 1938 as the world’s first oceanarium and a popular destination for Hollywood filmmakers to capture underwater action footage. The park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, was originally known as Marine Studios and appeared in films including Marine Circus (1939), The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), and Sea Dream (1978), as well as TV series such as Sea Hunt. In February 2018, Marineland re-entered the cinematic spotlight with the new movie Bernie the Dolphin filmed on site. The family-friendly film will be released in spring 2019.
 
But did you know that you can take a peek behind the scenes on your visit to Marineland? The “Behind the Seas” tour takes small groups below the decks for a look at animal habitats and marine life such as eels, turtles, lobsters and jellyfish. You’ll also get an underwater view of the resident dolphins.   
 
Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers visitors many marine life encounters. Visit Marineland.net or follow Marineland on Facebook.
 
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