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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 December 28, 2015 via mobile

My family and I decided to spend our Christmas in the Keys this year, and really wanted to try as many new things as possible. We are so fortunate that we were able to go out on a dolphin watch/snorkeling trip with Captain Stephanie! She was an incredible guide, who is extremely knowledgeable about the environment and the creatures of Key West. It was so obvious that she loves what she does, and her passion was inspiring! We had such a good time on our afternoon trip (where we saw jellyfish, stingrays and even a sea turtle while snorkeling) that after watching the sunset from the water, we knew we had to book another trip with Stephanie! On Christmas Eve, we got to go paddle boarding through the mangroves, hold a horseshoe crab and even meet some nurse sharks. We finished off with some more snorkeling which was by far one of the coolest things I've ever done. Thank you to Captain Stephanie for being such an amazing guide and friend. We can't wait to come back to Florida for more adventures!

1  Thank Eva K
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Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great experience with a more intimate itinerary than can be found on most tours. Capt Rob was quite knowledgeable and handled the Patty C with skill and care. He took great care of his guests. We had an additional crewman Hudson, who served up a mean platter of fresh fruit and even tracked us down to deliver a lost hat--most appreciated.

The Patty C is only 31 feet and perfect for 6 guests. The waters were a little too rough and prevented snorkeling at the reef but an alternate site was sheltered and adequate for a leisurely snorkel from the boat.

Dolphins were spotted fairly quickly due to cooperation amongst Captain Evan on the E.O. Wilson and Captain Rob on the Patty C. A mother and her young calf were quite active, along with a third larger adult. Both boats were respectful of the animals and not interfering with behaviors or endangering them.

This was definitely a low-stress and smaller experience--just what we were looking for and different than many of the large and much noisier tours.

Honest Eco dolphin tours on the Patty C is a relaxing way to get out on the water, see some dolphins and relax on an easy snorkel trip. Well worth it.

Thank lilflygirl
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Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This cruise was the highlight of our trip. We saw two dolphins and a calf. It was just my husband and myself with another family of four. So glad we took this tour compared to some of the others that were out on the bay with tons of people on their boats. Our captain Rob was very friendly and knowledgeable about the sea life and the area. Was surprised by the amount of fish we saw while snorkeling including angelfish, moray eel and barracuda. A great way to spend the day!

Thank Kendra F
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Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Dolphin Watch on Monday, the 21st on the 9:30 am tour. Captain Rob was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and surrounding area. His customer service was phenomenal, he was approachable and welcomed questions. He snorkeled with us for awhile and brought up shells and items from the bottom so we could get a closer look. It was very windy the day we went and I always felt I was in safe hands. I generally battle sea sickness, but the boat was amazing despite the weather and I felt fine despite the choppy water. Relaxing on the front deck in the sun was amazing on it's own which made it fine that it took us a little longer to find some dolphins but when we did it was awesome. We followed them for awhile and it was pretty incredible. The small tour size makes the trip really special, especially as we passed other boats stocked to the brim with loud tourists. Overall, I would 100% recommend this to everyone, you cannot beat their service and intimate small group experience, I would go with the same company in a heartbeat.

Thank nikkiboko
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Reviewed December 19, 2015

My wife and I went on the Dolphin Watch Tour yesterday and had a great time; learning about dolphins and the Key West Area in the process. We hit the jackpot seeing about 20 including some babies. Our captain Rob was very informative and fun to ride with. We highly recommend going on this watch.

Thank Frank G
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