An Experience of A Lifetime

In Roatan’s Natural Beauty

Discover the many ways in which you can interact with dolphins during your stay at Anthony’s Key Resort! Our small hideaway allows guests the rare opportunity to enjoy face-to-face encounters with these majestic mammals. We have fortunate to have a resident pod who have made their home just across our lagoon at Bailey’s Key. Here, you can swim and snorkel with them on their terms. They are not trained animals. Rather, you will experience what it’s like to truly be part of the pod. Preview the available dolphin packages below and book your next stay with us!


Dolphin Encounter

FaceTime With The Dolphins

Dolphin Encounter takes place at Bailey’s Key, the smaller of the keys that make up Anthony’s Key Resort. This is the private home to a large family of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. You will start your adventure at a beachfront cabana, where you’ll receive a brief orientation. After, a trained naturalist will meet you at the beach and introduce you personally to the resident dolphins. You’ll learn about the behaviors, anatomy, and characteristics of these dolphins before you’re given the opportunity to interact with them one-on-one. This 30-minute encounter includes plenty of photo opportunities, both with your personal camera as well as with our onsite photographers.

Details:

• Children ages 3-13 must be accompanied by a paying adult or guardian while in the water.
• Children under 3 years of age are free of charge and may participate while being held by a paying adult.

 

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Dolphin Swim and Snorkel

Become a Part of the Pod

The Dolphin Swim and Snorkel package immediately follows The Dolphin Encounter. Here, you’ll be able to swim and snorkel with our resident pod on their terms. You’ll truly become part of the pod and have an adventure that you’ll remember for years to come. Watch as mothers and calves swim side-by-side and interact with a series of whistles and clicks. There’s nothing quite like it in the world!

Details:

  • Participants must be 8 years of age or older and be accompanied by a parent or guardian while snorkeling to participate.
  • Participants should be familiar with the use of mask, fins, and snorkel. Must have prior snorkeling experience.
  • Total time spent with the dolphins is one hour.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed.
  • Personal cameras are permitted during encounter session only.
  • Cameras or video are not allowed in the water during the snorkel session.
  • Professional photos available after the swim.

 

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Dolphin Action Swim

Play and Swim with Fun-Loving Dolphins

This 45-minute activity begins with a brief introduction to two of the dolphins. After, you’ll enter the water for a playful swim as well as to experience the thrilling “Foot Push.” This is when the dolphins push you by the feet above and around the water’s surface. This is the best way to fully experience the strength and speed of the dolphins. Then, you’ll go for a gentle ride around the lagoon while holding on to the dorsal fin. This famous “Dorsal Ride” is iconic among our guests and is not to be missed!

Details:

  • Participants must be 5 years or older to participate.
  • Ages 5-13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants must be able to swim.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed.
  • Participants wear a lifejacket and fins while in the water.
  • Personal cameras are permitted during platform session only.
  • Professional photos available after the swim.

 

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Dolphin Dive

Roatan’s Ultimate Open Water Experience!

To begin, you’ll attend a top-side orientation that includes a question and answer session. Here, you’ll learn about dolphin diving etiquette. After your five-minute boat ride, you’ll land at a beautiful reef wall where you’ll descend to a white sand bottom at 60 feet. The dolphins are then free to interact with you as they choose. The unstructured setting allows guests to learn more about the complex way that dolphins form relationships and communicate. These sessions are limited to a small group, including a dive guide, dolphin behaviorist, and videographer. 

 

Details:

  • Must be Scuba certified to 60 ft.
  • Personal cameras and video allowed.
  • Easily accessible dive site.
  • DAN Emergency Oxygen Kit onboard dive boat.
  • Onsite Hyperbaric Chamber & Clinic in case of emergency.

Dolphin Specialty Course

Study Roatan Dolphins & Learn Dolphin Training Techniques

Guests who would enjoy a more in-depth study of the bottlenose dolphins can attend the two-day Dolphin Specialty Course offered by the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences. It combines classroom sessions with hands-on interaction. Participants will study the physiology and behavior of dolphins, as well as discuss conservation issues that affect their future.

The interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to work with the animals as a trainer to initiate various behaviors. An illustrated textbook and a specialty course photo ID are provided, and you’ll leave this experience with extensive knowledge and appreciation for these remarkable marine mammals. The class is held on two consecutive days from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., so guests may take advantage of scheduled boat dives earlier in the day.

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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Behind the Scenes Dolphin Training Sessions

This unique program offers participants the opportunity to spend the entire day with the training staff at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences. Go “behind the scenes” and learn about their daily care and food preparation, as well as dolphin anatomy and training techniques. You’ll also have the chance to work one-on-one with the dolphins and initiate trained behaviors both in and out of the water.

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Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp

An Unforgettable Summer Experience

Our popular Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp offers parents a fun and educational way to keep the kids occupied during vacation! During the week, children (ages 5 to 14) will interact with bottlenose dolphins through various encounters, feeding, and training sessions. They’ll also be exposed to diving & snorkeling skills in keeping with their age and skill level. Your child will gain a real appreciation for the ocean, marine life, and our environment thanks to the oceanside discussions, short classroom sessions, and snorkeling trips.  The staff at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences and the PADI professionals from AKR’s Scuba School are the camp instructors. Campers join parents for lunch daily, and parents are always welcome to observe and participate in most activities.

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