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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

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Address: Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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+504 2445-3003
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The Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) is ideally located for...

The Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) is ideally located for marine study on the northwest coast of Roatan where over 30 miles of fringing and barrier reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and shoreline are home to an astonishing profusion of life.

Founded in 1989, the primary objective of this facility is the preservation of Roatan's natural resources through education and research. In the past decade RIMS has established itself as a dedicated teaching institution. Our facility is visited year-round by colleges, universities and high schools from abroad to study tropical marine ecosystems and the bottlenose dolphins we house at our facility. Many programs are for academic credit, some are in conjunction with other field research stations, and others are simply introductory courses to the ecology of coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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Lots of fun---and educational!

We booked this attraction from our cruise ship (Oceania Riviera) for our port stop in Honduras. Since we have visited before, we wanted to try something new and different for us... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this attraction from our cruise ship (Oceania Riviera) for our port stop in Honduras. Since we have visited before, we wanted to try something new and different for us. From our research, The Anthony's Key Resort appeared to be a lovely spot for our first dolphin encounter. We were not disappointed. We were met at the pier by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a fantastic experience, these mammals are very intelligent and inquisitive. They enjoy the interaction and attention from humans. A must see and supporting the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences is added bonus as they do tremendous work

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Thank Realniceguy_12
Emerson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeling with the dolphins was truly the experience of a lifetime. They are so curious and so much fun to be with in the water. Our family had a blast and really loved this time with these beautiful creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no way to express the fun my kids and my wife had with the dolphin swim experience!! My 9 year old and 13 year old told me they like it better than Disney!! Great place, great coaches. You can tell the people working in Anthony's key love the dolphins!! Great time, big fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

These guys are doing great work for the marine life and the reefs in the area. They help the Dolphins in the area recover and they have many mother and young being helped while I was there. Its great to see protection of the area and life while at the same time offering people a chance to get to know... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We did the Dolphin Action Swim! Pretty amazing experience! We were lucky as we were the only two visitors taking that specific activity at that time, so basically we had 2 dolphins just for us for 45min. We spoke a while with the instructor about the whole treatment for the dolphins and we had the impression that the animals are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had the great pleasure of experiencing the Dolphin snorkel and swim while staying at the resort. Our dolphin trainer Tony was fantastic and clearly loved what he was doing but above all loved his charges the dolphins he was training. He clearly had a special relationship with his dolphins, they were crazy about him and kept trying to get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were here 20 years ago and it was a special experience. Brought the kids. Now its a typical tourist trap like in florida or hawaii, with 4 "stations" doing the encounters simultaneously with groups of 8 each every two hours. Our boys still had fun. Bring bug spray. Need to buy formal pix for $50-80.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

the snorkeling with dolphins was an amazing experience. I especially appreciated the trainers ability to share his knowledge with the group about their training program and in depth dolphin behaviors. A must for everyone!

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Creswell, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Went on the Dolphin Dive while staying and diving at Anthony's Key! Worth every penny spent. Stayed a week 1of 19 wonderful dives! The Crew at Anthony's Key is the BOMB! saving to go back as soon as possible

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