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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

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Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
+504 2445-3003
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Swimming with Dolphins!!

We loved it!! What a bucket lister!! The dolphins pushed our feet, kissed us, danced for us and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joel M
via mobile
outstanding stay

Just returned from a week at the resort I am a diver my wife snorkels both activities exceeded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gig Harbor, Washington
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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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Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it!! What a bucket lister!! The dolphins pushed our feet, kissed us, danced for us and gave us a ride on their fins!! Great times!

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at the resort I am a diver my wife snorkels both activities exceeded expectations. The staff, dive masters, restaurant all very good and accommodating. Dolphin experience a must do! We are looking forward to our next visit. It was work...More

Thank GMS3208
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I purchase the dolphin encounter, for those who wants to know the price is $70.00 per person including taxes and is around 30 minutes: a little boat will take you from the main dock in Anthonys key.resort to the pools...More

Thank Giorivassv
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Anthony Keys Resort is a very unique place in Roatan. I did not stay there personally, but visited to do the action dolphin swim. This was a very interactive experience with the dolphins that was like none I have ever done in my travels. We...More

1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It has been a rather good experience, but it is so over-commercialized and not worth the price we paid. We did de Delphin encounter. There were 5 groups of about 10 people each. (low season..). It starts with some explanation about Delphins (already known if...More

Thank marysejulio
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Anthony's Key this while on vacation. Highly recommend the dolphin encounter and swim. During the encounter we were able to get up close and touch and interact with a dolphin. We opted to do the swim - after the encounter, you are given...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had done the dolphin interaction session at Bailey's Key several years ago and really wanted to do the dolphin dive this trip. If there was any disappointment it was that the session was not longer. For the dive the dolphins follow the trainer's boat...More

Thank gregdLA
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Merideth our trainer was incredible. We played with numerous dolphins in a very safe and cool environment. Highly recommended and could become addicting! What smart mammals!!

1  Thank mcolonna
Reviewed 17 July 2017

As animal advocates, we were really on the fence as to whether this was animal exploitation or fair treatment of the captive animals. Ultimately, we saw that there were some online academic articles that cited work at RIMS so we decided they were probably doing...More

1  Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Small museum but quite interesting. Lots of exhibits detailing marine life. I think it only cost $1.

Thank Julie N
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Tricia B
3 July 2017|
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Response from bmc1965 | Reviewed this property |
I would not be able to tell you exact price since our tours were included with our Oceania cruise. However, the professional photos were $55 for the total package of 12-15 shots.
20 October 2016|
Response from Dive4Kicks | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not seeing your question sooner. We stayed on property so I do not know.
31 January 2016|
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Response from scheig1 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes from the cruise ship.