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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...more
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I had read about RIMS before coming to Roatan and wanted to support what they do. This institute does a lot of research regarding marine life and is very involved in keeping the reef healthy. The museum cost $1 and had archaeology items as well...More
My husband and I were searching for rainy day activities and finding nothing. I read about the museum at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences and decided to check it out. It was only $1 to park and see the artifacts they have. The staff...More
We've been to this location twice as cruise ship excursions and highly recommend it. The first time, we did the snorkel swimming experience and it was fantastic! First we met a dolphin, learned a little about her, touched her, and saw her perform some tricks...More
This is a great opportunity to spend a day with the dolphins. Very different from the typical resort dolphin experience. They still do some of the circus tricks, but I guess they have to pay the bills. For the price, it can't be beat. You...More
We had such a great experience at dolphin encounter. The staff was very professional and friendly!! We learned lots of good information about a dolphins life. Price was fair. Pictures are separate price make sure to wear sunglasses and a nice color bathing suit!
Do not miss this opportunity! Hands down, the best dolphin experience I've come across. Friends of ours enjoyed the dolphin encounter (their pictures are spectacular) but we feel we lucked out with the Dolphin Action Swim. I couldn't believe how much hands-on time we had...More
Swimming with dolphins can be controversial, and isn't always a feel-good experience. Often you will see dolphins kept in swimming pools, in resorts from Florida, through Mexico and Central America. It's pretty sad. In contrast, the dolphins at this marine institute are in a two-acre...More
We booked the Dolphin Swim/Snorkel activity for a family of 4 (2 teenagers). The entire experience far exceeded our expectations for a true 'bucket list' adventure. The Dolphin Encounter was very cool and gave you close up and personal time to meet the dolphins and...More
We booked this as an excursion through the cruise line. Oh what an amazing day we had. Our group had 7 people which was nice. We arrived and was told to wait in the gift shop and look around til the boat came.
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You never lose sight of land, and the average child could swim to the mainland but there is no need. The snorkeling takes place from a little island that is at most a couple hundred yards off shore. You walk into the... More
You never lose sight of land, and the average child could swim to the mainland but there is no need. The snorkeling takes place from a little island that is at most a couple hundred yards off shore. You walk into the water. The enclosure has an underwater fence. The water is maybe 10 - 12 feet deep in the middle. There is a wooden walkway along one side of the enclosure, down to a boat dock that takes you the very short distance from the mainland. This is a very protected cove, and not an open ocean situation. We were there in late May, and the water was extremely pleasant, temperature-wise. I’m usually a wimp about getting into water and always think it is cold. This did not bother me. Even in Belize in March, the locals thought the water was cold, but the visitors thought it was perfect. Check the internet for water and air temps for the time of year of your visit. The caribbean temps dont peak and fall when we Northerners would expect them to.