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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

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Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
+504 2445-3003
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Amazing Bucket List Experience

My husband and I and our two teenage sons did the Dolphin Swim and Snorkel. It was one of the most... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
seekingahimsa
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Amazing dolphin snorkel

Had high expectations as I've been dreaming of swimming with dolphins my whole life. This... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Rebekah S
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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 life. Founded in 1989, the primary objective of this facility is the preservation of Roatan's natural resources through education and research. In the past decade RIMS has established itself as a dedicated teaching institution. Our facility is visited year-round by colleges, universities and high schools from abroad to study tropical marine ecosystems and the bottlenose dolphins we house at our facility. Many programs are for academic credit, some are in conjunction with other field research stations, and others are simply introductory courses to the ecology of coral reefs in the Caribbean.
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Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

My husband and I and our two teenage sons did the Dolphin Swim and Snorkel. It was one of the most amazing and fun experiences I have ever had. We travel a lot, and have done many adventurous things including diving with the sharks on...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Had high expectations as I've been dreaming of swimming with dolphins my whole life. This absolutely exceeded them in every way!! The encounter portion was fun and informative, letting me get to understand the animals better and see them interact with their trainers, plus learn...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot. If I ever return to Honduras I would stay here or as close to here as possible. Customer service at check was excellent. My 2 you'd children and I were brought into the Dolphin section. Which is huge and looks to be a...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The best dolphin encounter ever! Very friendly staff. Dolphin trainers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Totally worth every penny!

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Good job on conservation, specially those farms of corals. Too bad on allowing those poor dolphins caged, right in front of the museum...

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Dolphin action swim was amazing, instructors and dolphins were great. A must do excursion on your First trip to Roatan.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We signed up for. Snorkelling with the Dolphins and loved it! Usually I shy away from seeing wildlife in any form of captivity, but the way it is set up is fantastic. The Dolphins are free to jump in and out of their pen to...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We signed up for the Dolphin Encounter and Snorkel with the Dolphins at Anthony's Key Resort (AKR as the islanders refer to it). It was a wonderful experience and worth every penny! The dolphins are extremely well-cared-for and we learned lots about them from the...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Rims offers a weekly course on Marine life identification. I do not believe you have to be staying at the resort to attend. However you can easily check by giving them a call. It is very informative, you would need to check the schedule but...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend a rainy morning, while visiting the area. Lots of information and historical items!

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Tricia B
July 2, 2017|
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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.
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Lmlamp218
October 20, 2016|
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Response from Dive4Kicks | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not seeing your question sooner. We stayed on property so I do not know.
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Harrietann
January 30, 2016|
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Response from scheig1 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes from the cruise ship.
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