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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort

#7 of 20 things to do in Sandy Bay Features Animals
Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
+504 2445-3003
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Do what they do!!!

We did the snorkel and swim package. I was able to use a credit card without the 19% interest fee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glendale, Arizona
via mobile
Scuba Diving with Dolphins is a Bit Misleading but a Memorable Experience

If you are not staying at the resort, you will need to drive, take a cab, or water ferry depending... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
+504 2445-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank ianwoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank wandererer26
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I traveled with a group of very experienced divers to Roatan for a week of diving and had a great time and experienced some wonderful dives until this one. We started out by going into an area to listen to a trainer talk about dolphins....More

Thank pattykayhunt
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Simply Amazing. One of my best life experiences. Will go down as one of my favorite holiday adventures

Thank TracyKerestesh
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My husband and I did the dolphin encounter. It wasn't cheap but it was totally worth it. We did have to wait around for quite some time before we got started but after that it was a great! We were broken in too small groups...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Very fun activity. Expensive but worth the cost. Had a great time with my young kids. Dolphins were great. Very gentle and playful with the kids. A fun experience overall. We didnt stay at Anthonys key but enjoyed the day there.

Thank tompogi3
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you love dolphins, but worry about the care of the dolphins, this is the place to go. Dolphins are kept in pens with low walls and we were told that dolphins often jump out of the pens, go and "hang out" with wild dolphins...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Within the property know as Anthony’s Key Resort, is the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, which was established around 1990 with a mission to preserve Roatan’s natural resources, and offered educational materials and a place for research into tropical marine life, as well as bottlenose...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Wow!! This exceeded my expectations! You can tell how much the trainers love their job and especially the dolphins. I would highly recommend this, if you have a chance!

1  Thank doninhayden
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i booked through Carnival's Cruise Excursions. Are there lockers for use? If so, what is the cost?
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.
It appears you don't offer pick up from the cruise port. That being the case, how much would we expect to pay for round trip transport and how long would the ride take? We are coming in on Norwegian Getaway on May24 and will be in port from 8-5 pm
30 January 2016|
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Response from scheig1 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes from the cruise ship.
Bruce B
We had photos taken on 8-4 on the dolphin encounter -any way to get these photos back again?
30 August 2015|
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Response from AnthonysKey | Property representative |
Please write to photos@anthonyskey and someone will be able to assist you.