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Dolphin Watch

201 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-6306
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Ranked #20 of 303 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have never met a guide with such respect of dolphins, captain Billy is the real deal, who wants to show the dolphins of key west, he knows where they are, and when he is arriving near the dolphins he let them come to us. What a respect for the nature. Go with Billy you will not regret it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our captain, Billy, was outstanding and made the trip so enjoyable. We snorkeled for about 30-40 minutes, Billy cut up pineapple, mango and banana after we got out of the water which was so refreshing. Then on to the dolphin watch -- we stayed in the area where 5 dolphins were playing and mating for about 45 minutes or more.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My fiancé and I had such a great time on this trip, we went twice! If you want a private oceanic experience without all the chaos, this is for you. We loved it and would definitely recommend it for couples & families. Catch some sun and enjoy the marine life!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'll start off my review with a bit of info that I immediately picked up on. EVERYONE in Key West that runs a Dolphin tour calls themselves "Dolphin Watch" or something surprisingly similar. We had a bit of a hard time locating exactly where we were supposed to go when we arrived at the Bight Marina. Thankfully my husband had... More

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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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