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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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It was cool to be in the water with the Dolphins and get to interact wth them. A bit pricey for 30 minutes, especially after adding on cost of pics that you have to buy if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was cool to be in the water with the Dolphins and get to interact wth them. A bit pricey for 30 minutes, especially after adding on cost of pics that you have to buy if you want the memories. We paid extra to snorkel with the Dolphins but water was so murky we couldn't see the Dolphins until they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did the basic level dolphin encounter. Great fun up close and (very) personal with the dolphins. You can take your own photos but the money shots are limited to the resorts professionals. Those photos are for sale but suggest you negotiate on the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You have got to do this!!!! The day started at 8:30, ended at 4:30, and I loved every minute of it! I learned about the dolphins, how the trainers teach them, their diets, and the hand commands used to ask them to perform. I actually got to make up my own show sequences and instructed the dolphins on what I... More 

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

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