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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

#6 of 20 things to do in Sandy Bay Features Animals
Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
+504 2445-3003
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Absolutely amazing!!!

We did the dolphin interaction and snorkel for my birthday and it was one of the most amazing... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2013
Raleigh, North Carolina
Once In A Lifetime Experience!

This was the only excursion we booked through Carnival, on our last cruise. We chose Anthony's Key... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2013
Casey L
Winchester, Indiana, United States
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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
+504 2445-3003
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We did the dolphin interaction and snorkel for my birthday and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everyone should put this on their bucket-list. I cannot say enough good things about it. It was so informative and entertaining. I would...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was the only excursion we booked through Carnival, on our last cruise. We chose Anthony's Key due to the reviews and comments others had left, and were So happy we did!! A van picked us up at the cruise terminal, and dropped us off...More

Thank Casey L
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went to Anthony's Key Resort as an excursion while on a cruise. We were brought there on a bus and dropped 15 feet from the boat dock. We brought our personal gear on board and the staff took care of everything as far as...More

Thank jknechtly
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I went on another Carnival Cruise (Dream) and it took me to Roatan. There I purchased the two tank dive and they used the Anthony's Key Dive operation. Very professional and just an awesome experience all in all.

Thank Joe I
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Spent a week here. It is AWESOME. Was in Honduras and Belize as a soldier. This is SEAWORLD, Disney and PARADISE all-in-one!

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have gone to all the dolphin academy's / Dolphin excursions in the Caribbean & this is my absolute favorite. You board a little boat for a 3 minute ride to the tiny little island / beach / dolphin area. You are in the water...More

Thank mfourmigs
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went with the entire family ranging from me at 65 to youngest granddaughter of 11 and everything in between! They were wonderful with small groups and hands on trainers for each group. Quite knowledgeable about all the little quirks of their dolphin, they made it...More

Thank Jo Anne T
Reviewed August 26, 2013

While on a cruise to Honduras, we chose the one hour Interactive dolphin encounter. This included thirty minutes of tricks and petting, then, we were lucky enough to enjoy the next thirty minutes of swimming with about 15 dolphins. The trainers were super professional and...More

Thank jmk171
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I have to give this an average rating for this excursion. The dive resort itself is unique, safe, peaceful and clean. It is a short ride from the cruise dock - an interesting ride through what I imagined Honduras would actually look like and something...More

Thank camer-always-aready
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I spent time diving with Antony's key while staying on beautiful Roatan and met some of the greatest people. Pete&Tati are some of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of diving with. They were both very familiar of the dive sites and how...More

Thank diver088
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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.
October 20, 2016|
Response from Dive4Kicks | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not seeing your question sooner. We stayed on property so I do not know.
January 30, 2016|
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Response from scheig1 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes from the cruise ship.