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7001 Shrimp Rd, Perry Hotel, Key West, FL 33040-3835
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two adventure in two months with Captain Gary left my family eager for more. Dolphin sightings, barrier reef snorkeling, amazing sunsets, fun-filled day of boating, sight seeing, and the beautiful sands and beach of Snipe Point. Guaranteed a great time with Dolphin Safari or your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leva76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a local this is probably my 6th time out with Dolphin Safari Charters. This is always my go to when I have a day off and can spend it on the water. Capt Gary, the owner, and his team (especially Captain Amy!!!)are amazing, personable,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael N
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful family experience, and a great way to spend my birthday! This company is a little off the beaten path, on Stock Island and Well Worth what we thought was a reasonable price. Captain Melanie made this not just another tourist attraction, but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t normally do this but days after my trip it still just doesn’t sit right with me. We embarked on a dolphin viewing trip with Captain Gary Stanyer. My girlfriend and I were visiting the keys from New York City and were very excited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stanktartare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I had a great time on the morning trip! It was kind of cold so didn't get in but it's awesome that you have the option to swim. Capt.Gary found us two dolphin sitings, one solo male and a MOM and BABY!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Macy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I booked a Dolphin Safari Charter because she had never seen dolphins in the wild or been on a boat before other than on a lake. We were greeted by Captain Gary at our meeting place and he was awesome from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

This was our second visit with the 2-boat fleet. Captain Amy was energetic on our three hour cruise. We not only saw many dolphins, but also snorkeled in a great location. The snorkel equipment was high quality adding to the experience. Perfect for 5-6 people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank T4693ZCmiker
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We hired a private charter with Dolphin Safari to take us to see some of the local sandbar hang out spots. We went to Snipes Key, but the tide wasn’t cooperating. So, Captain Gary took us to Marvin Key to hang out for a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jgpi7
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Best tour/excursion we have ever done in the Caribbean and we have done many. We saw a ton of Dolphins, sting rays, some barracuda and even a couple sharks. We went to a great snorkeling site then hung out at a huge sand bar. Captain...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tjdalfonso
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We had a great time with Capt. Casey and her dog Kylie. We had so much fun snorkeling and she found at least two pods of dolphins for us to watch. The best part was watching Kylie, she loved the dolphins! I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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rashmi y
April 10, 2018|
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Response from davidcgarrett | Reviewed this property |
While you have access to a small bathroom in the office of the hotel, you would want to show up in your suit. You basically hang out on the small dock until you depart.
Danielle M
February 5, 2016|
Response from dei592016 | Reviewed this property |
I personally wouldn’t recommend it. It’s kind of a small boat so somewhat rough with the waves. Not smooth like on a larger boat.