If you're a dolphin lover, then this is like a dream come true. Here's your opportunity to get up close and personal ... More
Wild Dolphin Adventures
If you're a dolphin lover, then this is like a dream come true. Here's your opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful mammals. Enrol for the organised tours; you can even swim or snorkel in the dolphin filled waters. And while you're at it, you might even spot pelicans, herons, gulls, and ospreys flying around. Prices start at $85 per head per session.
My family and I went on the boat and were greeted by the friendly Capt. Dave. On the way out it was beautiful. We were accompanied by "dolphin music" which was a riot! When we saw the dolphins we slowed down and waited for awhile. I asked why we were waiting and it turns out that Capt. Dave was waiting for them to wake up! After a while one younger dolphin jumped out of the water and woke the pod up! We then went in the water and the dolphins started to go away. After several tries the other boat that was out with us went in, but Capt. Dave kept trying. Then suddenly the next try the dolphins stayed with us and went at a slow pace so I could swim with them. After many departures and long hellos we finally went back to the harbor after a 3-hour trip that felt like 45 minutes. The trip is truly wonderful. If you are ever in the Florida Keys, this is absolutely the place to go.
We must have seen 40 dolphins in the pod. We swam near them and about 10 went right underneath me and looked up at me as they glided by. Thrilling. We also snorkeled on a coral reef and saw thousands of fish amongst all the corals. Beautiful. Well worth the money. We can't wait to go back again.
We started out with high expectations of seeing dolphins and swimming with them
But like any sea animal dolphnis have a mind of their own and they don't like the idea of jumping or swimming for our benefit any more than we would for them!
So we just saw three dolphins swimming at distance and they did their best to keep away from us.
No swimming or close encounters - totally frustrating and a waste of money for us
i booked this trip over a day long "all-in-one" package pf snorkelling/parasailing/kayaking/wave running
why? because this sounds like a great idea of swimming with dolphins - but let me tell you that it was 4 perfevtly good hrs wasted on nothing
the dolphins that we saw were so elusive that we hardly spent 1 minute in their proximity
let alone swimming with them.
also the snorkelling was wasted as the visibility was poor
i would serious suggest to anyone to forego this waste of time and do a "all-in-one" tours that Sebago or Fury or SunSet companies provide
Our choice of going out onto an independently owned small boat instead of the commercial-sardine packed boats to experience seeing dolphins swimming in the wild had to have been the best choice we made while in Key West. The Captain of Wild Dolphin Adventures not only took us to see the dolphins in the wild swimming around our boat but answered all of the questions we threw at him. He was very informative and knowledgeable of the dolphins and of the local islands. After viewing the precious dolphins we then went snorkeling. Again, our Captain gave us advice as to what to look for and where to swim in order to get the full advantage of the coral reef.
We would highly recommend Wild Dolphin Adventures to everyone and will certainly look them up the next time we are in the Keys.
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