We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dolphin Watch

Address: 201 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-6306
Website
Improve this listing
98%
Ranked #8 of 338 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Located at the Historic Seaport in the heart of Old Town Key West, Dolphin Watch is Key West's...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Located at the Historic Seaport in the heart of Old Town Key West, Dolphin Watch is Key West's original wild dolphin charter... ...Climb aboard Key West's original Dolphin Watch and for the next four hours, you'll come to realize why we've been consistently running the island's most enjoyable and successful tour of its kind since 1986! And while nearly 30 years of service is something few Key West activities -- land or sea-based -- can boast, it's really our trusty boat and dedicated crew that set this voyage apart. With the largest boat in its class, our six passenger maximum means loads of space for you to walk about, catch some rays, hide out in the shade, or even escape a passing rain shower inside our cozy cabin. Many passengers enjoy simply relaxing on the way to watch dolphins or while we cruise to our secluded snorkeling spot, while others are interested in the journey. If that's you, then hop up top and chat up our captain, who'll be delighted to point out wildlife, landmarks and other local knowledge concerning Key West's pristine marine ecosystems.

Hotels near Dolphin Watch

Write a Review

176 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    169
    6
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Guide was great, scenery was fantastic! Would recommend to any one interested in viewing Dolphins or just going out on a boat for a few hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on the Dolphin Watch tour on the catamaran "Pattie C" with Captain Rob. The Pattie C is a roomy, stable boat that is perfect for seeing dolphins and snorkeling. Captain Rob is a super nice guy who is knowledgeable about dolphins, Key West, etc. He is also very helpful while snorkeling and makes sure everyone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of going out with Captain Bill and Rob a few weeks ago. These guys really know how to show tourists a great time. The boat was beautiful and roomy. The service was outstanding. I immediately felt like I had known Captain Billy for years. They were so friendly and down to earth. You could really tell... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I went on a 4 hour tour with our guide Billy. It was a small group, with only 6 of us. We saw several groups of dolphins and had a great time snorkeling. Billy is very knowledgeable about the dolphins and the water. The service is very professional. We had a fruit platter with apples, pineapples, melons... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Billy was a great captain and a pleasure to go boating with. He was very knowledgable about the marine life as well as many other aspects of ocean life. He also gave great suggestions of other fun and interesting things to do in the Keys.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was such an amazing activity. If you are looking to book a dolphin watching trip this is the company to go through. Their customer service is outstanding, they are professional, and extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and the water. They have a nice comfortable boat and only allow 6 customers on the boat. Rob and Captain Billy took us out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My Mom and I went on a morning dolphin watch/snorkel. We had a wonderful time and saw several dolphin jumping and playing. We really appreciated that there were only 6 guests aboard and not huge group. We opted out of the snorkel (a bit chilly for us) and enjoyed the gorgeous view. The guides were knowledgeable, professional and very friendly.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crediton, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If like us you are tempted by one of the big firms - DONT ! We were away on a very special weeks holiday with my daughter (not a teen) who is away working in DisneyWorld. We were so glad we went to Dolphin Watch. What a brilliant morning. We know there is luck involved but we hit lucky -BIG... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Decatur, Georgia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband, me and two other couples went on the 2 o'clock boat. We went to every spot where dolphins are supposed to be and never saw a single one. The snorkeling was very fun and the captain (can't remember his name but it wasn't Billy) was very helpful, it was my first time ever snorkeling and he made me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First of all we saw many dolphin and appreciated Captain Billy's explanations of their habits and behavior. We had plenty of time to enjoy them and took some great pictures. We then motored out to sponge beds to snorkel as the water was too murky at the reefs. Billy was terrific teaching us novices how to snorkel and joined us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dolphin Watch also viewed

 

Been to Dolphin Watch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dolphin Watch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?