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Dolphin Watch

201 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-6306
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Ranked #21 of 302 activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Dolphin Watch is Key West's original wild dolphin charter, connecting people and wild dolphins since 1986.Relax on the spacious deck or find a shady... more » Owner description: Dolphin Watch is Key West's original wild dolphin charter, connecting people and wild dolphins since 1986.Relax on the spacious deck or find a shady spot. With only six passengers maximum, there is plenty of space to move around on the 31 foot catamaran.The captain is your wildlife guide with over ten years of experience.Observe the resident pod of wild Bottlenose Dolphins, then snorkel the coral reef or shallow sponge garden. « less
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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The highlight of my trip to Key West was this boat tour. Thank you to the captains Billy & Dan for a great time. Saw lots of dolphins swimming and playing around right next to the boat and went snorkeling for the first time. It is very nice that it only takes six people, lots of room to move around... More

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near Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The two of us greatly enjoyed the tour. We saw dolphins swimming around the boat, jumping up up high. We snorkeled. We saw fish, lobsters, sponges. We learned a lot about dolphins and about the environment. We enjoyed the time together on the boat. Every single word of the description on the web site is correct. I can only recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I would defiantly do this again if I ever come back!! John, our sea captain is knowledgable, friendly, and very laid back. We had great conversations with him and he took us to great spots. Not only did we see MANY dolphins, but he also showed us a lot of great different corals, fish, and other wild life snorkeling. It... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Spent Canada Day, July 1 2014, on this tour. Loved the small group / independent spirit of this tour! No swimming with trained dolphins here, these are wild creatures enjoying life as God intended! After our dolphin-watching experience, John took the four of us (my friend and I & a couple) who were all novices, snorkeling. He's such a relaxed,... More

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Brighton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic trip!! John, our captain, was very knowledgable and friendly. Saw lots of dolphins and the snorkeling was awesome! Well worth the time and monies to go! Would highly recommend to anyone! Better than any whale watch since you don't have to go half way to Portugal for 15 minutes of looking before you have to head back to the... More

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a memorable experience we had dolphin watching and snorkeling under the guidance of John. John, the tour guide and captain was not only knowledgeable of wild coastal Bottlenose dolphins, he obviously cared for them, even giving the ones he has seen frequently over the years names. Soon into the trip we saw several dolphins that were actually swimming and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was, without a doubt, the highlight of our trip to Key West. Our captain, John, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He knew when to give information and, perhaps more importantly, when to just let the wonder of the moment happen. We saw upwards of 20 dolphins (some of which the captain recognized on sight) on our 4 hour trip... More

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Littleton, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Relaxing morning on the boat. We saw plenty of dolphins including baby ones :-) We continued on to our snorkeling spot and saw some sponges, little jelly fish, lobster and some cool fish. Captain John knee a lot and was helpful in answering questions. There was plenty of water and tasty fresh fruit to help you recover from that "savory"... More

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Florida. Very comfortable boat, great captain, calm and relaxing atmosphere. No sense of urgency to cover the sites so that the next group could come on board which is so often the case with trips. We are a family of four with two children (aged 7 and 10) and... More

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Wenonah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Was so great, took us right to Dolphins, they came right by us to check things out he was just so nice and informative and had the best time ever. Would do this again.

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