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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

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Address: Sandy Bay, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2445-3003
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Description: The Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) is ideally located for...
The Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) is ideally located for marine study on the northwest coast of Roatan where over 30 miles of fringing and barrier reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and shoreline are home to an astonishing profusion of life. Founded in 1989, the primary objective of this facility is the preservation of Roatan's natural resources through education and research. In the past decade RIMS has established itself as a dedicated teaching institution. Our facility is visited year-round by colleges, universities and high schools from abroad to study tropical marine ecosystems and the bottlenose dolphins we house at our facility. Many programs are for academic credit, some are in conjunction with other field research stations, and others are simply introductory courses to the ecology of coral reefs in the Caribbean.
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My wife, Cousin and I all went to do our dolphin encounter and swim. That was amazing but then we tried the action swim as the topping on the cake. After learning all about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Roatan, Honduras
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Roatan, Honduras
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My wife, Cousin and I all went to do our dolphin encounter and swim. That was amazing but then we tried the action swim as the topping on the cake. After learning all about the dolphins and swimming in the coral reef cove we got an adrenaline and fun filled pull by 2 dolphins and then as we held onto... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A great place to learn about Roatan's history while waiting for the dolphin encounters. The kids had a great time wandering the exhibits, which were well displayed and very informative.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A group of us that wanted to have a dolphin encounter decided on Anthony's Key and are we so glad that we did. From the moment we left the ship we traveled through some of the most beautiful countryside. Once you arrive you stand there in amazement of the beautiful surrounding and lush vegetation and floral displays. You board a... More 

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Booked the tour online prior to going. Try to avoid cruise ship days. Get there early to fill out paperwork. Guide/Trainers are very nice. There will be a photographer to take pictures. Addition $85 for a family of four. No photos are taken when you snorkel which is a shame because that's what we really wanted. The dolphins interacted with... More 

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Lake Atitlan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This resort has been around since the beginning of tourism on Roatan,and has developed a professional model of business. They offer some great over-the-water cabins that would fit in in the South Pacific, all located on their private islands. The islands are only 100 meters from shore, but the feeling of staying on a private island is great. The dolphin... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My daughter and I did this dive last September (2014). We were on a cruise that stopped in Roatan so arranged ahead of time for the Dolphin Dive. Anthony's Key sent a van and driver to pick us up at the Port and transport us to the Resort where we met Jerrell (our awesome dive master). At the dock he... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Anthony Keys is the most relaxing and fantastic resort. The grounds are spotless The location is perfect The dolphin sanctuary is the best I have seen. The dolphins are not restricted and can swim free in the ocean. The people are very nice. The resort is overall a 10 the best.

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alveley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The dolphins are captive although most born here.Their photo package is not cheap but you get many pictures. The dolphin encoumter is very good

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Swimming with dolphins has been my #1 bucket list item since I was a very small child and last week it came true! Not only are these dolphins cared for but they're allowed to go swim in the ocean freely and willingly come back because of the care they receive. If you've ever wanted to swim with dolphins but struggled... More 

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onrtario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I visited Anthony's Key for the dolphin encounter and swim in late January. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I have read reviews that : 1 - it is expensive ( Yes it is. ) 2 - people wonder about the dolphin's wellbeing ( they looked fine) and 3 - the photos are a ripoff (depends on your point... More 

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