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“Wild Dolphin Encounter with Key West's Captain Seaweed is a Trip of a Lifetime”

Captain Seaweed Charters, Inc.
Reviewed September 22, 2009

Wow! What a trip! I loved every minute on the water off Key West and the snorkeling was wonderful, but when we found the dolphins, it was magical! Our captain, Donna, is a true professional and took extra care to make sure our day was special! What an experience, truly the experience of a lifetime. I can't wait to go again!

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Reviewed July 3, 2008

We called and booked our Eco Tour with Captain Donna before we left home. We had seen on her website that we could choose to have her dog Seaweed join us on our excursion and since we are dog lovers, we asked that Seaweed join us.

We arrived early to the dock and waited for Captain Donna & Seaweed to arrive. They arrived about a half hour before we were set out and we watched as Seaweed swam around the marina and Captain Donna got everything ready on the boat.

Captain Donna signaled for us to join her on the dock and we made our payment at that time and she also went over what we were to expect on our excursion. One of the most important things was that we had to promise that one of us would be able to lift Seaweed back into the boat anytime she went in swimming. Seaweed is a large golden lab, so it does take someone with strength to lift her back into the boat.

We left on our excursion on time. It wasn't too long of a time before we spotted wild dolphins in the ocean. Seaweed went crazy! She can spot the dolphins in the ocean and she definitely knows what they are. When we got close enough, Captain Donna yelled "Swim!" and Seaweed jumped in the water! Seaweed loves swimming with the dolphins and the dolphins love her! It is illegal for humans to swim with dolphins in the wild but it is okay for other animals to swim with them. We loved watching Seaweed in with them! When it was time to get her back on board, Captain Donna called for her and my husband lifted her back into the boat without any problem.

Captain Donna let us stay and watch the dolphins for as long as we wanted to. When we were ready, she offerred us two different locations to go snorkeling. Captain Donna provided the necessary snorkeling equipment and also instructions for the kids who hadn't previously snorkeled. We saw many large lobsters & crabs, as well as a variety of fish. At our request, after snorkeling for a while, Captain Donna let Seaweed join us in the water. Seaweed chased her ball and brought it back to us. She was such a delight to have a long!

After snorkeling, Captain Donna provided us fresh fruit and drinks (water & soda). She then got us back to the marina at the scheduled end time.

We enjoyed our excursion very much and would recommend it to all travelors...especially dog lovers!


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