Dolphin Encounter

The Dolphin Encounter takes place at Bailey’s Key, the smaller key that makes up Anthony’s Key Resort and 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 allowed to interact with them one-on-one. This 30-minute encounter includes plenty of photo opportunities, both with your 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 three years of age are free of charge and may participate while being held by a paying adult.

Dolphin Action Swim

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 sessions only.
  • Professional photos are available after the swim.

Dolphin Swim & Snorkel

The Dolphin Swim and Snorkel 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 masks, fins, and snorkels. Must have prior snorkeling experience.
  • The total time spent with the dolphins is one hour.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed.
  • Personal cameras are permitted during encounter sessions only.
  • Cameras or videos are not allowed in the water during the snorkel session.
  • Professional photos are available after the swim.

Dolphin Trainer For A Day

Go 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.

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.

Have an experience of a lifetime surrounded by Roatan's natural beauty and discover the many ways in which you can interact with dolphins! Our small hideaway allows you the rare opportunity to enjoy face-to-face meeting with these majestic mammals on the Dolphin Encounter or experience what it's like to become a part of the pod when choosing the Dolphin Snorkel. Discover these activities and more when you book your next stay with us!

RATES

Dolphin Encounter
$89
Per Person

30 Minutes

All Ages

Dolphin Action Swim
$139
Per Person

45 Minutes

5 Years Minimum Age

Dolphin Swim & Snorkel
$129
Per Person

60 Minutes

8 Years Minimum Age

Dolphin Trainer for A Day
$229
Per Person

8 Hours

16 Years Minimum Age

Dolphin Specialty Course
$229
Per Person

3 Hours

16 Years Minimum Age

Have Questions? Please Contact Us!

Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences

Sandy Bay, Roatan
Honduras, C.A.

rimsdesk@anthonyskey.com
WhatsApp: +504-9556-0212