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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

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Address: Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 2445-3003
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The Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) is ideally located for...

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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Amazing dolphin experience

the snorkeling with dolphins was an amazing experience. I especially appreciated the trainers ability to share his knowledge with the group about their training program and in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We were here 20 years ago and it was a special experience. Brought the kids. Now its a typical tourist trap like in florida or hawaii, with 4 "stations" doing the encounters simultaneously with groups of 8 each every two hours. Our boys still had fun. Bring bug spray. Need to buy formal pix for $50-80.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

the snorkeling with dolphins was an amazing experience. I especially appreciated the trainers ability to share his knowledge with the group about their training program and in depth dolphin behaviors. A must for everyone!

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Creswell, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Went on the Dolphin Dive while staying and diving at Anthony's Key! Worth every penny spent. Stayed a week 1of 19 wonderful dives! The Crew at Anthony's Key is the BOMB! saving to go back as soon as possible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Great Dolphin encounter. The Dolphins were mesmerized by my artificial heart valve and gave me them up close and personal inspection with their sonar.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This was my third time swimming with the dolphins at Anthony's Key and it never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for the experience.

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Phenix City, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We stayed elsewhere and decided to do the dolphin dive. We read mixed reviews. We were disappointed and we understand these are wild animals who are unpredictable. They took us to the area where they have dolphins captive and did an overview and intro to one. We then got on the boat for a short ride to the mooring. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We spent $280 for the 2 of us and would have enjoyed this more if the dolphins were around more. Mot Rims fault as they tell you it is up to the Dolphins. We are glad we did it as they are beautiful animals. The orientation was great and our Dive master Kim was thorough and patient answering questions. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This experience was positive right from the beginning. The place is beautiful, the staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and the dolphins were fantastic! We participated in the "Action Swim" with out 7 yr. old and had a good 45min. to an hour in the water with 2 dolphins. Wonderful experience and some exceptional photos taken for great memories!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We just returned from a week staying on Anthony's Key with my family for spring break. Our kids are 11, 15, and 18, plus we brought another 15 year old friend. Though we went for the diving which was great and included in our stay, we opted to pay extra for two Dolphin activities - The Action Swim and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I thought the experience was satisfying. Guides and trainers were well organized and shared their information well. Resort is beautiful. Time with the dolphins was adequate for me. Only negative was that my wife, who is not a strong snorkeler, became uncomfortable with the power of the dolphins swimming among us during the snorkeling portion. So I think that people... More 

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