Shore Excursion Details

Dolphin Watch & Snorkel

Key West, Florida

Dolphin Watch & Snorkel


  • 31/2
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  • Family Recommended


Cruise into the Gulf of Mexico on a catamaran and observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat before snorkeling along several reefs. The catamaran is open-air but with covered areas that allow for uninterrupted views of the dolphins. These highly intelligent aquatic mammals usually travel and hunt in groups called pods. You may be surprised by their speed, grace and agility as they zip through the water, often in the catamaran’s wake. You might also see the dolphins leap acrobatically into the air and hear them whistling and clicking, sounds that they may use as sonar for navigation and finding food. After cruising into shallower water, you will have the opportunity to snorkel along the reefs and isolated coral formations. You may see schools of yellowtail snapper, neon-colored parrot fish, bright red squirrelfish and spotted eagle rays, which at times leap out of the water much like dolphins. Scientists aren’t sure why they leap.


• Take in the gorgeous scenery while cruising on a catamaran through the Gulf of Mexico.
• Watch for bottlenose dolphins, which are commonly seen swimming in these waters.
• Observe a remarkable variety of marine life while snorkeling reefs in the shallows.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Waiver must be signed. All Snorkel gear is included (mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensator). Guests are permitted to bring their own equipment. Wetsuits are available in the Winter months for $15 cash or credit.

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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