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Dolphin Watch

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Address: 231 Margaret, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-6306
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dolphin Watch - The Key West Original... Since 1986!

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Dolphin Watch - The Key West Original... Since 1986!

Join us to Watch Dolphins and Snorkel on our catamaran Patty C. The boat conveniently departs from the Historic Seaport in Old Town Key West and has many features that set her apart.

• 6 Passengers Maximum

• 31' length x 14' width makes her Largest Boat in her Class

• 4 Hour Long Trip on a Quick Power Boat helps us consistently find Dolphins

• Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings or Your Next Trip is Free.

• 30 Years of Helping our Guests Experience Wild Dolphins

Our trip focusses on delivering the best dolphin watching and snorkeling experience possible for our guests. We do this through the combination of our listed features and the passion and knowledge of our Captains.

• Snorkel Gear and Instruction provided

• Fresh Fruit and Water

• Guided Snorkeling! Your Captain will join you for the Snorkel.

• Bathroom and Freshwater Shower

• Wetsuits for winter months

• Calm snorkel Locations.

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Best trip in the Keys!

I have been on Dolphin Watch aboard Patty C twice now. I love the trip, it's correctly paced for a day on the water, and Billy makes the trip funny and jam packed full of facts. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been on Dolphin Watch aboard Patty C twice now. I love the trip, it's correctly paced for a day on the water, and Billy makes the trip funny and jam packed full of facts. I didn't hear the same thing twice, and I found out not only about dolphins, but about an interesting sea worm, sponges, coral, turtles,... More 

Thank TurnerHarrison
Getzville, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great trip to explore the Key West waters up close and personal. Captain and crew were fantastic - young, down-to-earth, personable, and knowledgeable. Served iced cold water, bananas, apples, and a delicious freshly cut-up pineapple as healthy snacks (included in the price). All snorkling equipment provided, with wetsuits available if desired. Snorkling time was plentiful and leisurely, with captain jumping... More 

1 Thank drstall57
Paris, France
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The boat and our captain were very nice. only 6 people on the boat, nice for sunbathing We didn't see a lot of Dolphins but that's the game. But January it's not good for snorkelling, the water is too cold.

Thank Aurelien_from_Paris
Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the weather was not in our favor when we went out for a dolphin watch tour this morning. After about an hour we had to return to the harbour because the light on and off rain had turned to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, so captain Rob did not feel it was safe for us out on the sea any... More 

2 Thank elanma
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience with Honest Eco Tours! We did the Dolphin Watch/Snorkeling adventure. The boat was a 31 foot catamaran with a double cabin. Small, sturdy, and comfortable for a small group. We only had 4 people on our tour, and it felt like a private charter. Captain Rob was great! Very attentive and knowledgeable about bottle nose... More 

2 Thank MinaS27
Brooklyn, Connecticut
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a morning trip and we ended up having the whole boat to ourselves! I think people were worried about the thunderstorm forecast, but it was a beautiful sunny day on the water (even though it looked like the island was getting tons of rain from the enormous black cloud overhead). Captain Stephanie was awesome! All... More 

2 Thank Lynette S
Tortona, Italy
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one morning (the first week of January) looking for dolphins. That day the weather wasn't so good, very windy and cold, but we saw lot of dolphins. The trip included also some time doing snorkeling but we couldn't do that ecause of the weather conditions. The capitain was very kindly!

Thank greta_romano
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Captain Rob was awesome! My fiance and I spent great time (approx. 4 hours) on his lovely boat with 3 other adventurers from overseas. It was impressive that the company brought the 3 back because they weren't lucky enough to see dolphins the previous day. This time we got lucky and spotted dolphins right away then snorkeled in crystal... More 

3 Thank Rui F
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour ended up being canceled due to weather (it was very windy) but the captain left the decision up to us. He explained the situation to us (unlikely to find dolphins, rocky boat trip, difficult snorkeling) and then left it up to us if we wanted to risk it or get the full refund. Both parties of 2 opted... More 

Thank Iris M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

captain rob took us out. he knew just the places to go. we snorkeled and eventually found some dolphins to watch. i highly recommend!

Thank amy T

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