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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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Worth every penny! I've done another dolphin swim in Grand Cayman and that was nothing in comparison to this amazing day. It rained on us but no one ever cared. Being up close and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We booked the "action dolphin swim" because my daughter was dying to get to swim and play with dolphins on our cruise. All spots through the ship excursions were taken, so we booked straight through Anthony's Key. We arrived 1.5 hours early to assure that we could start on time and make it back to our ship before embarkation. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It was an OK experience. Not the first time that my daughter and I were on one of these encounters. The male dolphin that we were assigned to was young and undisciplined and we spent a lot of time waiting for him to decide to come back over. After 3-4 times, the trainer called another trainer over with a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Worth every penny! I've done another dolphin swim in Grand Cayman and that was nothing in comparison to this amazing day. It rained on us but no one ever cared. Being up close and personal with the dolphins was incredible. We got in with our group and I was on the end and two dolphins were rubbing up against me.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were so happy to have a dolphin encounter and then swim with the dolphins. The person in the water for the swim kept us longer than 30 minutes. The male alpha dolphin bit 4 of us un provoked. Very scary. They said that he had been biting people, could not get him out of the pen. Thanks for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I can not tell you what an amazing experience my family and I had received swimming and feeling the dolphins and learning about them. What a grand experience. The photos were great and we will remember this for the rest of our life!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The resort opened their doors to our Mission Group that was in town only one week to build a church. The hospitality that Anthony's Key resort was not only overwhelming, but words can not describe the experience we had while there. The dolphin encounter is a must do whether your visit to Roatan is business, pleasure, or mission related. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Booked our diving through the cruise line and were happy with the service. Loved how they sprayed you off with tap water after each dive and the boat dock has a rinsing station to wash gear which was key! The diving was fantastic too. Wish we could have went farther out, but I guess we were limited with time restraints... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My step-daughter and I chose the Dolphin Swim and Snorkle Excursion while on a Carnival Cruise. I had done a lot of research prior to sailing and did not want the typical photo op in a swimming pool with the dolphins. This excursion exceeded my expectations. We took a bus to Anthony's Key Resort and then a small boat to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were recommended to do the tour with dolphins, swim charm us with them, worth enjoying this beautiful experience. We loved it, re going back to Honduras.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We did this and let me tell you we are going back again and doing it again next year. Already book. This is one of those experience that's not to be missed after traveling so far, make lasting memories. The dolphins are highly intelligent and sensitive to humans. My son was having trouble breathing because he suffers with asthma so... More 

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Address: Address: Sandy Bay, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2445-3003
Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Roatan  >  Sandy Bay

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