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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cute museum

I had read about RIMS before coming to Roatan and wanted to support what they do. This institute... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Severn Bridge, Canada
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$1 Museum Tour, great for a rainy day

My husband and I were searching for rainy day activities and finding nothing. I read about the... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
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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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Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HarleighHesse
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BaileyWenger
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Keep up the good work in preserving the sea life and culture of roatan. The area is under construction but it’s still open and very work the walk down the dock

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katlat29
Reviewed November 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 873kay
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TomasVagabundo
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carmen B
Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HeideBF
Reviewed July 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 509ElizabethG509
Reviewed July 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JeanetteBrown627
Reviewed June 29, 2018

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. The boat...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from 509ElizabethG509 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from bmc1965 | Reviewed this property |
I would not be able to tell you exact price since our tours were included with our Oceania cruise. However, the professional photos were $55 for the total package of 12-15 shots.