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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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Anthony Keys Resort is a very unique place in Roatan. I did not stay there personally, but visited... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Sarah E
very commercial

It has been a rather good experience, but it is so over-commercialized and not worth the price we... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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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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+504 2445-3003
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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!!

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

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
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We did the snorkel and swim package. I was able to use a credit card without the 19% interest fee. If you ARE NOT good at snorkeling, (no life jacket), and cannot dive deep to play with the dolphins… Just do the encounter. That alone...More

1  Thank ianwoc
Reviewed 30 May 2017

If you are not staying at the resort, you will need to drive, take a cab, or water ferry depending on your location on the island. There are outside showers available for you to use and restrooms. Remember to bring evidence of your dive certification....More

Thank TheGypsyVagabond
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My family of 5 did the dolphin encounter that is offered here. We loved it. We were a little skeptical at first, as we dont want to contribute to the capturing and negative training that some resorts take part in. However we were told that...More

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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.
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Lmlamp218
20 October 2016|
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Response from Dive4Kicks | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not seeing your question sooner. We stayed on property so I do not know.
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Harrietann
31 January 2016|
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Response from scheig1 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes from the cruise ship.
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