You can see the Dorsal Fin Ride in Miami is a lot of fun. This customer is having a blast as she experiences the power and gentleness of the dolphin as they glide across the water. Many people ask us if they need to know how to swim to participate. As you can see, the dolphin does most of the work and all you need to do is hold on. If you feel really nervous, then you should ask for a life vest to help calm your nerves. But after you see everyone doing it with no problem, you should be able to relax and enjoy the ride.