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When arriving at the Port of Key West, swim with the dolphins on this 4-hour adventure into the crystal blue waters off the coast. Sail away from the island city of Key West on a large catamaran vessel. See dolphins swimming alongside the boat, then jump in for a shallow-water snorkel above a coral reef with 600 different species of marine life. Relax, feel the warm sea breeze and enjoy light snacks and a variety of refreshing beverages on board the boat.

Highlights

  • Snorkeling tour and wild dolphin encounter shore excursion in Key West
  • Spend the day sailing on a spacious catamaran
  • Snorkel above a shipwreck and a coral reef
  • Enjoy light snacks and drinks, including complimentary beer and wine, on board the boat

What You Can Expect

Key West Shore Excursion: Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter

Key West Shore Excursion: Shipwreck Snorkel

After arriving at the Port of Key West, enjoy a leisurely 15-minute stroll to the historic Key West Seaport and climb on board the spacious Catamaran Echo, a quick and comfortable sailing vessel on the water at Key West Bight. Then embark on a journey into the crystal blue waters off the coast for this exciting 4-hour adventure.

The first stop is a wild dolphin playground. Watch dolphins swimming, feeding, jumping out of the water and following alongside the boat in their natural habitat — an amazing sight.

Then try a snorkeling session above a coral reef. See more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life. All sanitized gear is included. Not interested in getting wet? Simply relax on the boat and enjoy the sun and scenery from a comfortable seat in the shade with a cool drink.

On the journey back to Key West, enjoy a tropical fruit tray with light snacks and beverages, including beer and wine for those guests who are 21 and over.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Key West for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Itinerary

Directions from "Mallory Dock": Walk down ship's ramp to the edge of Mallory Dock. Turn RIGHT along the waters edge and continue to the little footbridge that crosses over to the Westin Resort complex. Keep walking along the waters edge until it turns to the LEFT toward the street. Continue straight ahead along the rail and then proceed between the big red "Customs House" building and the Westin hotel lobby building. At the street continue in the same direction all the way to the Echo dock, 4,5 blocks away straight ahead. That means you will be walking down Green Street to the opposite end, past Duval Street and Sloppy Joe's bar. Green Street ends at the “Harbor Walk” on the waters edge. Continue in the same direction on the Harbor Walk to the "Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar" (1.5 blocks). Then look to your left for the big dock sign that says Catamaran Echo (not eco) and check in right there at the boat at least 15 minutes before departure.

Directions from Pier "B": Walk down the pier into the Westin Resort complex and go to the LEFT, past the dock-side shops to the big red "Customs House" building. Turn right and walk between the big red "Customs House" building and the Westin hotel lobby building. At the street continue in the same direction all the way to the Echo dock, 4,5 blocks away straight ahead. That means you will be walking down Green Street to the opposite end, past Duval Street and Sloppy Joe's bar.

Directions from Pier "B" (Continued):
Green Street ends at the “Harbor Walk” on the waters edge. Continue in the same direction on the Harbor Walk to the "Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar" (1.5 blocks). Then look to your left for the big dock sign that says Catamaran Echo (not eco) and check in right there at the boat at least 15 minutes before departure.

Directions from the "Navy Mole": The city of Key West requires that all passengers be transported off the Navy Mole by the Conch Train or Trolley. On the pier you will be directed onto one of these vehicles and they will deposit you at their gift shop not far from the Echo dock. Once they release you, you'll be standing on Front Street. Facing the street, go LEFT on Front Street to the end where there is a huge sign that says "A&B Lobster House" (2 blocks). That is where the Harbor Walk starts to the RIGHT of the big A&B sign. Keeping the water on your left, follow the Harbor Walk around to the "Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar" (3 blocks). Then look to your left for the big dock sign that says Catamaran Echo (not eco) and check in right there at the boat at least 15 minutes before departure. Please see below for what to bring.

Cabs: You can also hop in a cab and say "Take me to Turtle Kraals Restaurant." a 5-minute ride. When you get dropped off, walk on the Harbor Walk between the water and the restaurant to the side door. Then look to your right for the big dock sign that says Catamaran Echo (not eco) and check in right there at the boat.

Customer Reviews

Jeanine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Amazing! Professional, accommodating. Just 3 couples so it was so intimate and peaceful. Snorkeling was impressive too! More than what I expected!

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