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Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise

Badge of ExcellenceKey West, United States
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From $75.20

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get ready for fun in the sun on this dolphin watch and snorkeling adventure off the coast of Key West. Cruise away from the island city of Key West and see dolphins swimming alongside the boat, then jump in for a shallow-water snorkel at the Key West National Wildlife Refuge with many different species of marine life. Relax, feel the warm sea breeze and select from a variety of refreshing beverages on board the boat.
  • Admire the gorgeous scenery as you sail alongside friendly dolphins
  • Snorkel in Florida’s backcountry and spot a variety of fish
  • Unlimited soft drinks on board
  • Use of snorkel equipment included

What's Included

  • 3-hour dolphin cruise
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Local guide
  • Complimentary beer and wine after snorkeling
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 631 Greene St
    631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

    Located in the historic seaport on the corner of Greene St. and Elizabeth St.next to The Conch Republic Seafood Company.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Climb on board the catamaran and then embark on a journey into the crystal blue waters off the coast of Key West for this exciting adventure.The first stop is a wild dolphin playground. Watch bottlenose dolphins swimming, feeding, jumping out of the water and following alongside the boat in their natural habitat.

Then try a snorkeling session in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Before diving in, get some simple instructions from the experts, then prepare to see more than many species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. All the equipment — a snorkel, mask, fins and vest — are included.

The catamaran includes a large sundeck and a shaded lounge area. Be sure to bring sunscreen and a towel, plus a lunch or snacks if desired. Throughout the cruise and on the journey back to Key West, select from a variety of beverages, including beer and wine for those guests who are 21 and over.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We suggest you bring: swimsuit, towel, sun protection
  • Guests must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • FURY WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH SNORKEL INSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT, BUT YOU MUST KNOW WHOW TO SWIM IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SNORKEL ADVENTURE.
  • Guests 17 and under must have a parent present at check in to sign waivers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the meeting location for the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:The meeting location is at 631 Greene St - located on the corner of Greene Street and Elizabeth Street next to The Conch Republic Seafood Company.

Jun 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:Yes - you can use street parking, pay-to-park lots, or parking garages located nearby.

Jun 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:Please arrive and be ready 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Jun 2021

Q:Where will we be snorkeling during the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:This tour will visit the backcountry in the Gulf of Mexico. You will snorkel patch coral and sponge gardens with the possibility of Spotting Stingrays, Juvenile Fish, Sea Fans, Sea Rods, Sponges, and Isolated Coral Formations

Jun 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise if I've never snorkeled before?

A:Absolutely! The experienced and CPR-certified crew will give you detailed instructions as you sail out to the Living Coral Reef. They will go over the best practices and safe snorkel procedures for your day at the reef.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise if I do not know how to swim?

A:All participants must know how to swim. The tour takes you about 7 miles offshore and there will not be a place for you to touch or stand while snorkeling. All guests will receive flotation devices for their safety.

Jun 2021

Q:What equipment is provided during the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:Mask, snorkel, buoyancy compensator, and fins for snorkeling are provided. You are more than welcome to bring your own gear if you wish. Wetsuits can be rented seasonally for $12 per person payable on the date of travel.

Jun 2021

Q:How long do we spend on each activity during the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:You will get to dolphin watch for one hour and snorkel for one hour.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there shaded seating areas on the boat during the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:Yes, but the space is limited in the shaded areas.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring my own food/drink on the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise?

A:Yes - You are more than welcome to bring food with you, as long as it fits in a small soft cooler. No glass containers or bottles, please. Water and soda are available before you snorkel and beer and wine are available after you finish snorkeling.

Jun 2021

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FUN CREW, NICE WE GET TO SEE DOLPHINS, snorkel area is WEAK, Not worth to snorkel at all.
Reviews
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Dolphin adventure!
Ann_G, Jan 2023
Thanks Captain Amanda! Kept us informed, narrated well, knowledgeable about dolphins! Made sure we had fun!
Loved it and I would do it again
Steve_H, Jan 2023
Everything was so fantastic, I cannot just pick one thing the dolphins were amazing and I loved the snorkeling the captain was the best Really loved ernie. Lauren was awesome learning about the dolphins from her made my day I would give these 2 a 10 out of 10 any day
It was very good to see...
Gaetan_M, Jan 2023
It was very good to see the dolphins. For the snorkelling, it was quick and I would have prefer to see more colors but maybe it was because the see was to much agitated at the other place.
A pleasure
Bruce_K, Jan 2023
The most pleasant guides, plenty of dolphins and snorkeling . Excellent snorkeling equipment . Good wine, beer and mimosas
Highlight of our trip to Key West
Laura_K, Jan 2023
Wonderful experience - staff was excellent. Highly recommend! We saw many dolphins and enjoyed our snorkeling trip!! Learned a lot about dolphins!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the review, Laura! We're excited to hear you enjoyed your Dolphin Watch & Snorkel combo & hope to have the opportunity to take you out again! Safe travels!
Best Ever Dolphin Watch
Karen_K, Jan 2023
We had the best time because the captain and first mate were SO incredible. Very professional, knowledgeable, easy-going, attentive and just such comfortable people to be around. We were not only able to see dolphins out swimming, but they also joined us while we snorkled..awesome adventure
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the review, Karen! We appreciate the recognition of our crew's hard work and dedication to the guest's experience. It sounds like you had a truly special experience out there. We hope to see you again soon!
Dolphin Encounter
Annmaree_G, Jan 2023
Wonderful dolphin encounter while snorkeling! Amazing. Captain Nicole and First Mate Allie were fantastic.
It was a lovely family experience.
Heena_G, Jan 2023
It’s was fun experience. My kids and husband went for snorkeling. Soft drinks and water are available through out the 3 hrs. After snorkeling you can enjoy some beer and mimosas. Both the crew member were amazing. We didn’t see any Dolphin. But other than that everything was good!
Great experience, the...
Alexandra_O, Jan 2023
Great experience, the captain and people were super fun. Didn’t see that many dolphins, but it was a good experience.
Booked with two different company’s and charged twice, ??
Jennifer_L, Jan 2023
We signed up directly with sunset Watersports and had a great time. I’m not sure how Viator also had us scheduled with a 2nd company called Fury for overlapping time. Going to have to figure out how to get refund for cruise we didnt even take. I booked other things thru Viator but not this.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Jennifer_L. We're sorry you had some issues booking experiences through the Viator system. Furthermore, it's a shame we didn't get the opportunity to take you out & show you a great time on the water during your stay. We want to assure you that there is no way for Fury as a tour provider to use your personal card through the Viator system. We highly reccomend reaching out to Viator support regarding this issue. That being said, we'd love to see you next time for a great experience!
Very disappointing . Waste of money
chantel_a, Jan 2023
Nothing . The water was not clear to snorkel. The guide did not join us. In past excursions. I’ve been on at least one of the operators goes in the water with you. Also, we didn’t go that far out and the water was not that clear…. The door guy just say hey go over there by the green buoy…. As far as Dolphins, I was not that impressed. I’ve been another tours where the boat captain took their time. Had the engine off and dolphins would come.. actually quite disappointing all around
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We regret that you were unable to enjoy your trip with us as it is our goal to deliver a fun and safe day on the water! Unfortunately, we do not offer guided snorkel tours. Our captains and crew are very dedicated to the safety of all our guests and must stay aboard the vessel so they can see all participants from above. Normally, guests see amazing marine life and coral heads - just see our thousands of reviews! Unfortunately, all of our water adventures influenced by Mother Nature. Many days underwater visibility is 80+ feet and teeming with sea life; some days are not. Though we hope that every day is perfect, we are always happy to have guests join us on the water for a unique snorkel experience. We hope to have the opportunity to have you back out with us again!
The crew made the trip!...
Tracey_K, Dec 2022
The crew made the trip! It was a great time. Stevie and Carson were awesome! I’d highly recommend this trip.
Well worth it!
Kathleen_L, Dec 2022
Knowledgeable captain and first mate. Go Stevie and Carson! Fun times! Thank you! Highly recommend.🫶🏼
Fun Trip
Jack_V, Dec 2022
We had a great time. We saw dolphins in the wild but would have loved to see more. The snorkeling was fun as well off of a small nearby island and reef. The crew were amazing and friendly. We will go again.
Boat ride/captain was good but snorkeling and dolphins not so much
Kristina_K, Dec 2022
It was nice to be on the water and they played good music and beverages were plentiful (after snorkeling). However, we were disappointed as we did not see any dolphins and the snorkeling was not good either. Everything was gray and we didn't not see anything except for a few non colorful fish. The staff was wonderful and they tried to find dolphins but no luck.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with Fury. Our Dolphin Watch & Snorkel has a very high success rate for seeing dolphins- please see our many five star reviews! The wild dolphins that live in the ocean surrounding Key West do not migrate. Nearly every day of the week they can be spotted in the shallow waters of the back country. They are curious creatures and rarely shy. Our crew members even know some of the dolphins by name! Unfortunately, there are the very few occasions when they roam away from their typical habitat. We are sorry that you were unable to enjoy viewing the wild dolphins during your tour. We hope that we get the opportunity to take you out again in the future and show you a great time on the water.
No Luck That Day
Susan_C, Nov 2022
We saw one dolphin fin and the snorkeling was a disappointment too. No color, very few fish. The best part was being on the water and sipping a glass of wine on the way back.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice experience
Anca_B, Nov 2022
Captain Lisa and Brooke were very entertaining and helpful! We enjoyed the smooth ride, the open bar, saw some dolphins and snorkeled, as well.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Anca_B, We are thrilled to hear what a great day you had on the water with us and very much appreciate you letting us know!"
The dolphins were really...
Ellie_B, Nov 2022
The dolphins were really cool to see and the staff was very friendly! They did a great job informing us on what to look out for.
Highly recommend!
Laura_P, Nov 2022
We came down to celebrate my 40th birthday and our recent engagement. Lisa and Brooke were amazing! Very knowledgeable and fun!
Fun, friendly
Chandra_P, Nov 2022
Lisa and Brooke were fantastic! These ladies took great care of everyone on the excursion. They truly love their jobs and knew wonderful facts they shared throughout the trip.
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