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Dolphin Safari

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7001 Shrimp Rd, Perry Hotel, Key West, FL 33040-3835
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We have been going to the keys for years and have never even thought of booking this trip. We... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
WaterLover2014
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Warren, Michigan
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Really fun outing

Husband and I took a charter with Captain Charlie, and spent an incredibly relaxing afternoon... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
leeleezvv
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Zionsville, Indiana
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“captain gary” (173 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (34 reviews)
“great trip” (45 reviews)
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7001 Shrimp Rd, Perry Hotel, Key West, FL 33040-3835
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"captain gary"
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"saw dolphins"
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"great trip"
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"fish"
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"dolphin watching"
in 26 reviews
"small boat"
in 20 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 16 reviews
"wild dolphins"
in 14 reviews
"pod of dolphins"
in 17 reviews
"small group"
in 20 reviews
"sand bar"
in 17 reviews
"marine life"
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"great morning"
in 7 reviews
"boat ride"
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"snorkeling experience"
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"recommend this trip"
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"great captain"
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We have been going to the keys for years and have never even thought of booking this trip. We usually just go down to sun, swim and relax . This year we had friends with us who were very interested in booking this trip -...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Husband and I took a charter with Captain Charlie, and spent an incredibly relaxing afternoon floating off a sandbar, snorkeling, and enjoying the wildlife. On the way back we were treated to an awesome display of 15-20 dolphins cavorting in the water. Our captain shared...More

1  Thank leeleezvv
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on the sunset dolphin safari with Captain Richard. To our delight before boarding the boat, Captain Richard pointed to a manatee in the harbor. We were able to spend some time snapping pics. Saw a dolphin before boarding....a good omen...More

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Absolutely loved this trip. Captain Jordan is SO cool, fun, communicative and a great captain. She drove us to the best spot to see the dolphins, and we had lots of time to snorkel around. Lovely boat. 10/10 experience. Thank you so much Jordan, you...More

2  Thank CThompson19
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first day of full sun the entire week here- and we could not have enjoyed our time with Gary more! He really made us feel welcome and appeared to enjoy sharing the day with us as well! Great 25th Birthday memories, saw...More

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Captain Gary met us at the marina and had everything we needed for our morning adventure! Terrific tour of the area by water and saw the most amazing dolphin pods! The dolphins showed off for us, jumping, throwing their fish, swimming under our boat and...More

Thank CLTierney
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Tricia, despite the cold weather everything was great. We were able to locate dolphins and they swam along the boat for a long time. Tricia was very knowledgeable about the land and knew where to go/what to recommend during...More

Thank emiliekop
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We booked for this trip with Gary and he was very friendly and patiently provided directions to come to the docking spot. Captain Charlie (not Gary) was our tour guide and we were only 2 families in a small boat. Trip started off well and...More

Thank Arun K
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

It was a great experience. Captain Jordan is experienced and friendly. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to relax and has a sense of adventure. It’s worth it!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We boated around forever looking for dolphins. Finally got a radio message that some were spotted so made our way to that spot. Found 2-3 that looked to be resting and as soon as we got close they disappeared. They played cat and mouse with...More

Thank dei592016
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dolphingary, Owner at Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi So we did the same as your trip, found 3 dolphins and as it is a wild dolphin viewing I was happy with that, the $15 tip the family on my boat tried to give me on a $510 trip was unacceptable that was...More

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rashmisomani13
10 April 2018|
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It will be best if you arrive in your swimsuit.
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Danielle M
5 February 2016|
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Response from dei592016 | Reviewed this property |
I personally wouldn’t recommend it. It’s kind of a small boat so somewhat rough with the waves. Not smooth like on a larger boat.
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keshetm0204
21 March 2015|
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Response from jverrengia | Reviewed this property |
They are too young for the open water snorkeling. Also it’s a small boat and no toilet.
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