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Review of Dolphin Watch

Dolphin Watch
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dolphin Watch - The Key West Original... Since 1986! Join us to Watch Dolphins and Snorkel on our catamaran Patty C. The boat conveniently departs from the Historic Seaport in Old Town Key West and has many features that set her apart. • 6 Passengers Maximum • 31' length x 14' width makes her Largest Boat in her Class • 4 Hour Long Trip on a Quick Power Boat helps us consistently find Dolphins • Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings or Your Next Trip is Free. • 30 Years of Helping our Guests Experience Wild Dolphins Our trip focuses on delivering the best dolphin watching and snorkeling experience possible for our guests. We do this through the combination of our listed features and the passion and knowledge of our Captains. • Snorkel Gear and Instruction provided • Fresh Fruit and Water • Guided Snorkeling! Your Captain will join you for the Snorkel. • Bathroom and Freshwater Shower • Wet suits for winter months • Calm snorkel Locations.
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We loved our trip with Dolphin Watch! We have been going out with this group since 1994, and will keep going out with them any time we are in Key West. The boat is very comfortable, and not at all crowded. The crew is pleasant and accomodating. The captain made sure we saw plenty of dolphins, and took us to an excellent site for snorkeling. We will definitely do this again!

1  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had the most wonderful day together with John and with hundreds of beautiful dolphins. We felt so happy and so lucky, and it was awesome to have the boat all to ourselves with our three young children (age 2,5 and 7). John was a great guide, and it was really cool to snorkel with him as well. We saw two sting rays, a big turtle and lots of fish, and then hundreds of dolphins besides of that. It was the most perfect day, and we would recommend it to everybody going to Key West.

2  Thank Blommen
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

My son and I just loved this experience. Great interaction. John was fabulous. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants an authentic dolphin experience and excellent snorkeling. We saw lots of dolphins and then lots of sea creatures when snorkelling. I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed this experience. It was by far our favorite key west adventure.

2  Thank Julia S
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

To preface this review, this dolphin encounter tour isn't like a captive encounter at an aquarium where these amazingly intelligent creatures are forced to interact with visitors and perform cartoonish and unnatural tricks in exchange for food. Instead you'll be approaching wild dolphins on the dolphins' terms and treated to a much more rewarding experience- viewing them as they socialize, chase fish, play and raise their (adorable) babies as they have in Florida waters since time immemorial, all a few feet from the boat. When you get into the water to snorkel near them, they'll often come right up to you. An inquisitive pair of dolphins zipped by directly underneath our snorkeling group, leaving everyone astonished and laughing.

The last part of the 3 hour tour was snorkeling on the reef, which is teeming with color and life. We came across too many fish species to name, and even saw a huge hawksbill sea turtle resting right below us.

Capt John has a passion and respect for the dolphins and other sealife that's hard to find elsewhere. He's been doing these tours for over a decade and treats visitor questions with a lot of patience. A gorgeous experience that I can't recommend enough for lovers of the ocean (hopefully everyone)!

2  Thank purpledrank83
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We decided to book the Dolphin Watch tour and it was amazing!! There were seven of us, and after a boat ride out to the ocean, we saw some dolphins. It was so cool to see all of the dolphins although they were sleeping. After this, we went and snorkeled for a while and although the water was choppy we still saw a lot of fish! We were on our way back to the dock when we saw some bonus dolphins in the harbor and followed them around for a while. Overall, this trip was amazing! Book it if you're in Key West! Capt. John will give you an unforgettable experience!

1  Thank ronnie336
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