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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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How can one not fall in love with porpoises. Our porpoise encounter was spellbinding... well worth... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2013
Robert H
Crestview Hills, Kentucky, United States
Snorkeling with dolphins is amazing and not as cheesy as some suggest

We did the dolphin encounter and snorkel with West Bay tours and were very happy. This was the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2013
El Paso, Texas, USA
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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
+504 2445-3003
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

How can one not fall in love with porpoises. Our porpoise encounter was spellbinding... well worth the ticket price. Communing with porpoises just seems to take us to a higher level... somewhere we haven't been able to reach before.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We did the dolphin encounter and snorkel with West Bay tours and were very happy. This was the highlight of our trip to Roatan. It is a little pricey, but it was definitely worth every penny. We were picked up at our resort and taken...More

Thank CMD915
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We (my wife and I and our 10, 13 and 21 years old daughters and 14 year old nephew and my 70+ year old in laws) recently took the Dolphin Encounter and Snorkel Excursion through Carnival Cruises. While I will concede with other reviews that...More

Thank Bodocomo
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Last Saturday I took my family including my 2 year old. From begining to the end everyone was very professional and friendly. After a brief orientation we met our trainer John who was knowlegeable and very professional in both Spanish and English. His relationship with...More

Thank ChefMikeroatan
Reviewed 23 April 2013

i don't normally like attractions like this as i feel animals shouldn't be made into clowns...to me this is the best place to have an exchange with this wonderful mammal.you need to book right away or before you come to the island as it is...More

1  Thank Barbidauhl
Reviewed 21 April 2013

This was an excellent experience for our family- the dophin's are treated very humanely- and they love to swim w/ the people- We learned a ton about the dolphins.

Thank kerri h
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We heard good things about the dolphin experience/ snorkel so we decided to try it. It was a very well organized activity and the institute obviously takes the dolphins' well-being into consideration at all times. They had lots of dolphins and you get to touch...More

Thank j22jj_22
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This was the excursion my husband and I weren't all that excited about. We just did it because not much else to do in Roatan. We booked through our cruise line (NCL) and it was amazing! Truly was the hightlight of our entire vacation. BRING...More

Thank theend0311
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We experienced a dolphin encounter, excellent value for money, great for all the family, they are amazing animals and well looked after, with the trainers being with them from birth. Definitely recommended.

Thank Kat_Bradley
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The opportunity to interact with dophins was something I've never expected to experience. What amazing animals. I reallly now see how they are animals, not fish!

Thank yum-o2
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Tricia B
2 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.
30 January 2016|
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Response from scheig1 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes from the cruise ship.