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“The kids had a great time!”
Review of Dolphin Safari

Dolphin Safari
Ranked #29 of 295 Outdoor Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Bronx, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The kids had a great time!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had 2 boats Capt Kenny and Capt Mitch if your looking for a great time this is the place to go. We have been coming back every year for 4 years and my kids and us love it. There were 11 of us 5 adults and 6 kids of all ages down to 5 and everyone thought this was the highlight of our trip. We saw lots of dolphins, snorkeled and ended it sunset on a sand bar in the middle of the ocean. Capt. Kenny even had a dance fest with the girls aged 10, 7, and 5. The boys had Capt Mitch and had a great time. We have also had Capt Gary you can't go wrong with anyone in this company. I know we will keep coming back thanks again.

Visited August 2013
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“Great Dolphin and snorkeling adventure!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Capt Gary and first mate, Katie ( the dog) were great. We saw lots of dolphins and Gary snorkeled with us and pointed out the lobster and crab I would have missed. We were on the boat with fun ladies from the Houston area. Only 6 people, one captain and one dog. It was perfect.

Visited August 2013
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Marco Island, Florida
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“So Many Dolphins!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

My sister-in-law and I did this excursion during our annual Key West trip as sort of a last minute decision to have a girls day. It was great! At first our captain had trouble locating some dolphins but once we found them they were seemingly everywhere! He even knew to back off the dolphins for a few minute to encourage interactions. They swam right up to our boat and were playing all around us. Made for some great GoPro footage. As far as the snorkeling portion of the trip, we went to a protected cove area and snorkeled around some lobster traps and tubs in the water as the wind was pretty gusty that day. The channel we crossed to the get to the snorkeling area and back again was so choppy but created a memorable adventure as we hit some pretty decent waves at high speed, it was a little scary at first but a lot of fun! Our captain then took us to a sand bar area where we did a little shelling and relaxing. We found some large lightning whelks and conchs that were interesting to view as well! He even had little plastic baggies for us to store our shells in and extra sunblock on board for us tourists. There was also a fresh water hose for us to shower off with on board. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend for the dolphin watching alone, the snorkeling and sand bar visit were definitely an added bonus!

Visited August 2013
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Reston, Virginia, United States
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“The kids will never forget!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Captain Kenny was great. He took my me, my wife and three boys 8 and under to see dolphins, go snorkeling, and watch the sunset. He was entertaining, safety conscious, knowledgable, and fun. He also kept a clean boat. He was great with the boys especially helping them during snorkeling.
We must have seen a dozen dolphins right near boat -fantastic!

During our snorkeling, we saw a nurse shark, barracuda, porcupine fish, and a ray among other things. The kids will always remember this trip.

Visited August 2013
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“Capt Kenny Showed Us a Great Time”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

My husband Mike and I were two of six people on a 21-foot Dolphin Safari Charters boat piloted by Capt Kenny. We powered out of the canal and were off on our adventure: dolphins, snorkeling then shelling on a sandbar. We saw about a dozen dolphins cavorting in the water; they swam up alongside the boat too. Then we took off for some reef snorkeling. The ocean was really wavy, which made our ride through the channel super exciting: bumps, waves, and splashing water. Mike and I whooped with delight! Once anchored, Capt Kenny set everyone up with really nice snorkel equipment. What did people see? barracuda, sting rays, lobsters, fish of all kinds. Mike said it was a great feeling to be able to rinse off with fresh water on the boat. AND have soft drinks and snacks, provided by the charter. After another thrilling ride through the channel, Capt Kenny anchored us on a sand bar. We all hopped in the water and looked for shells; I loved it!

Visited August 2013
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