Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Stop

Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Stop in Key West (Gulf of Mexico, National Wildlife Refuge)
Price: $92.00
Infants 0-3 years old are free but must be accounted for below.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall group
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Water/Beach, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approximately 5 to 10 minute walk or a complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location, depending on where you are docked. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedBeer, wine, soda, and water is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Guests should bring sunglasses, sunscreen (biodegradable preferred), and a towel.
RestrictionsAll guests must be able to pull themselves from the water via the boat's ladder. Guests should be comfortable treading water.
Tour Details

Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Stop

Dolphin watching above and snorkeling below the waters of Key West. Is there anything sweeter?

As you leave the seaport on your power catamaran, you will head toward the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where Key West dolphins swim, play, and feed in their own natural habitat. The catamaran you're traveling on for this Key West excursion is part of an exciting national conservation program, so your knowledgeable and experienced crew will offer facts and research information as you responsibly view some of the more than 200 bottle-nose dolphins that call this area home. You will spend approximately 1 hour looking for dolphins.

After viewing the dolphins, you will head off to one of the many unique snorkel locations in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, created in 1908 by Teddy Roosevelt. Based on the water conditions that day, your captain will find the best location to make the most of your snorkeling adventure.

These "backcountry" shallow waters are home to a variety of sponges, coral, and tropical fish. You will have approximately 1 hour to snorkel from the boat, during which your experienced crew will share their extensive knowledge of the amazing wildlife. For those new to snorkeling, the crew can teach even a novice how to snorkel and have a great time.

Shore Excursion Size
Small group
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk or a complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location, depending on where you are docked. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Beer, wine, soda, and water is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Guests should bring sunglasses, sunscreen (biodegradable preferred), and a towel.
Restrictions
All guests must be able to pull themselves from the water via the boat's ladder. Guests should be comfortable treading water.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great excursion
October 10, 2019
We took our 3 and 6 year old with us. We got to see the dolphins, went snorkeling, and then they drove around for a bit at the end. They provided soft drinks and a few alcoholic beverages when we were headed back. They were very knowledgeable and kind. We would recommend it.
Reviewer: Jamie
5 Stars
Great experience
August 05, 2019
It's wonderful.
Reviewer: Jing
5 Stars
Dolphin Watch Review
April 28, 2019
Our family of 4 was extremely pleased with this excursion. The crew was amazing. We were able to see not only dolphins but an interaction between a group of sharks and the dolphins. The effort the crew made to ensure that we had an excellent experience was appreciated by all. They were knowledgeable as well as personable.
Reviewer: Lexie Gutbrod
5 Stars
Great guides
February 28, 2017
We had great guides for the dolphin watch - unfortunately we didn't find any dolphins.
Reviewer: Sue Ferguson
4 Stars
dolphin watch
November 01, 2016
excellent trip! excellent crew!! The captain was so knowledgable and interesting we learned so much and enjoyed the dolphins. The snorkeling was perfect, and we really enjoy the refreshments on board!! Would totally do that again!!!!
Reviewer: Denise Weight
5 Stars
Delightful way to spend a few hours
April 15, 2015
This was a relaxing way to spend a few hours. The dolphins were delightful and our boat crew were wonderful and knowledgeable. They educated as well as entertained. The water and weather were beautiful and boat nice and clean. The snorkeling was fun and great for all levels of ability. Could only have been better if we could swim with the Dolphins but understand that they need not be harassed and kept protected. It was a wonderful afternoon.
Reviewer: Kay
4 Stars