Indulge your senses as you pass over natural sands through the blue waters of Key West into the playgrounds of wild dolphins on Dolphin Snorkel Sea Safari.
Delight in the Play of Wild Dolphins
Each Dolphin Safari is unique
Snorkel among tropical fish, sea turtles, starfish, and rays
Freshwater shower available after snorkeling
Free Parking at the check-in location
Indulge your senses as you pass over natural sands through the blue waters of Key West into the playgrounds of wild dolphins. Watch as the sea fills with their shapes and energy. Delight in watching dolphins romp, feed, and play. The presence of the dolphins thrills your body, mind and spirit. Enjoy their gentleness and grace in the wild. Hundreds of dolphins call the waters of Key West home, so come share the memorable experience of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat.
Trips depart daily from the Banana Bay Resort Marina at 8 am and 12 pm in the winter months, and an additional trip at 4 pm is available in the summer months. There is a maximum of 6 guests per trip, ensuring an intimate and fun-filled adventure for all.
For our guests who would like the extra shade, we have a double bimini. Plenty of shade or plenty of sun. The front is open for sunbathers. There’s plenty of storage on the boat and restroom facilities as well.
Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
Check-in time: Please check in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
Fresh Fruit and Snacks
Fresh water shower available after snorkeling
Free Parking at the Banana Bay Resort Marina
What To Bring
Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
Are gratuities (tip) included in the price?
No. On most Cool Key West tours and activities with guides, mates, captains, and assistance, tips are not included. Our general recommendation is 18-20% when you enjoy a quality service experience.
Are my credit card details safe?
Your information is safe with Cool Key West. We take data protection very seriously and have a 100% secure checkout for all transactions.
1) We use SSL to encrypt all data on the website and use a tokenized processing system from Stripe.
2) Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1.
3) Our servers are monitored 24/7 for malicious activity and unauthorized access attempts.
Are non-alcoholic beverages served onboard?
Yes. We serve water and soda.
Can I book an activity and leave it open dated?
The majority of travel services provided by Cool Key West must have a pre-booked date designated in order for the activity to cater for passengers. Exceptions to this are attraction passes, hop on/hop off buses and trolley tours.
Can I book this activity when I get there?
Cool Key West activities can only be booked online. It is recommended you pre-book your travel service to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to pre-book to ensure a satisfying, worry-free vacation.
Can I go snorkeling if I cannot swim?
Yes, this is possible, as long as you are comfortable going into the water. All Cool Key West snorkeling tours adhere to strict safety regulations and have been designed to be enjoyed by all.
Your safety is our #1 priority, which is why:
1) You will be wearing a flotation device at all times.
2) On many tours, there is a stairway from the boat into the water.
3) At all times there is 2 staff in water, 2 watching from the boat.
For these reasons, we believe that even non-swimmers can have a wonderful time on our snorkeling trips.
Can we use our own snorkeling gear?
The snorkel gear we use on Cool Key West tours is high quality and for your protection, the equipment is sanitized after each use. However, if you feel more comfortable using your own snorkeling equipment, feel free to bring it on the tour. Please note, there is no discount for providing your own equipment and we can’t be responsible for any lost or damaged items.
Do we get to swim with or touch the dolphins?As an active member of the Dolphin SMART program we do not have physical contact with the dolphins. We watch them in their natural habitat from the boat.
As an active member of the Dolphin SMART program, we do not have physical contact with the dolphins on Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari. We watch them in their natural habitat from the boat.
Do you provide a shuttle to the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari?
Currently, Cool Key West does not provide transportation to the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari.
How long do I get to snorkel?
Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari includes 60 minutes of snorkeling.
I am unable to locate the check-in. What should I do?
If you arrive for your activity start point and you are unable to locate the check-in location, we first recommend calling the local contact phone number found on your confirmation email. If you are unable to reach the local contact, we will be more than happy to help you out.
I've never snorkeled before, will I be OK?
First-time snorkelers can be assured of one-on-one instruction and assistance. We find introducing folks to our world very rewarding!
What are the age limits for snorkeling?
There are no legal age limits for snorkeling. We have found that age 5 or 6 is a good age to learn the basics of snorkeling, however, it’s entirely up to individuals to make the best choice for their family.
What do I need to show at check-in?
Most Cool Key West activities accept both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel. However some outliers do exist, so be sure to read your confirmation voucher fully.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day, you will be issued a full refund by Cool Key West.
When do I need to arrive for check-in?
Unless otherwise noted, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before your Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari begins. The exact start time may be based on your chosen options and will be noted on the confirmation you receive after booking.
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari will be included in your confirmation email.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Will I get seasick on Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari?
If you have any doubts about becoming seasick on the water, we recommend taking a Dramamine® Motion Sickness Relief tablet the night before your trip. Some people recommend taking it the night before your cruise and then again that morning so you will not feel so drowsy.
Key West, Florida Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Average 4.53 out of 5 stars based on 15 verified reviews from Cool Key West and TripAdvisor
Awesome Key West Snorkel and Dolphin adventure!
Rich Phillips, Oct 2020 Verified
Captain Patricia was awesome! We all had a wonderful time. She is very knowledgeable about the keys and very friendly! We were able to see a lot of dolphins with quite a few babies! And the snorkeling she took us too was amazing! We swam with the stingrays and lots of other amazing fish! Would absolutely recommend this! Also, the group size is much smaller which makes the experience extra special!
Response, Oct 2020
Rich, we are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community on the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari. We are so glad you enjoyed your activity on Cool Key West and we had the opportunity to help make your vacation so much fun. Looking forward to snorkeling with you again real soon!
Keith Cook, Jul 2020 Verified
My husband and I took our 4 boys out to see dolphins and snorkeling, and we had the best time! We got right up close to the dolphins it was very cool!!we recommend cool key west and this tour! Our guide Christine was very knowledgeable and pleasant!!
Response, Jul 2020
Keith, thanks for leaving feedback on the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari. We're glad that you had a great time during your trip! Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we're looking forward to your next visit.
Best Captain by far!
Minette Tidwell, Jun 2020 Verified
At first I was a little worried because it was a smaller boat than I am used to taking a snorkeling tour on, but to my pleasant surprise that was what made it great!
We got to know the other passengers and our Captain was very candid and made sure we had an awesome time! I don’t recall her name but the captain made the cruise awesome! Especially her story about Jimmy Buffet!
Response, Jun 2020
Minette, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so glad you had an amazing time. We will ensure your kind words are passed on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care!
Great tour! We love it.
Will Delgado, Jun 2020 Verified
We had an amazing time. Thank you so much.
Response, Jun 2020
Will, thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we're looking forward to your next visit.
Nicky Moore, Dec 2019
We loved our experience. We were very satisfied and vastly recommend this tour. You will live it too!
Response, Dec 2019
Nicky, thank you very much for your positive feedback on the Key West Dolphin Snorkel Safari. We are happy you enjoyed the experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback with the community. Thanks again for your recommendations and we hope to you again soon!
Caleb Green, Nov 2019
Perfect day, awesome trip. Highly recommend. The snorkeling was so much fun.
Response, Nov 2019
Caleb, thanks for leaving a review and giving your recommendation! We are so glad you had a wonderful time on your visit. Thanks for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we hope you'll stop by again soon when you're in.
Edward Varela, Oct 2019
The intimate experience is highly recommended. I will go again
Response, Oct 2019
Edward, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Thanks so much for your high recommendation to future guests and for traveling with our team. We hope to see you back again sometime.
An fantastic experience!
Donald Davey, Aug 2019
A very nice experience. It was one of my dream to see wild dolphins so close!. Very nice crew! Plenty of time to snorkle and to watch the dolphins playing around the boat! It was Amazing! Thanks a lot.
Response, Aug 2019
Donald, thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. It sounds like you had an incredible time on the water. Our crews are full of knowledge and interesting information.
We are very happy to hear that we made your first time memorable. We really appreciate your high recommendation and hope to see you back for round 2 in the future. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West. We’re here for you anytime.
The dolphins were so cute
hazelbridge, Aug 2019
I’ve never seen a dolphin before and have always thought it would be nice to interact with one. So when I finally got a chance to go dolphin watching in Key West, I know it was an opportunity I shouldn’t pass up! Some of my friends went parasailing that day as well as on some other cruise. But I really wanted to see the dolphins so I went by myself. It was worth it!The dolphins were so cute and I think I got hundreds of pictures of them. I also met several people on the trip who were equally enthralled as I was. Overall, it was a great journey and I was happy to take it.
Response, Aug 2019
Hazelbridge, we are thrilled you have enjoyed the trip! We are very proud that you had a highly enjoyable day with our friendly and professional team and found the experience to be of great value for money. Our team loves what they do and truly strives to provide guests like yourself with the best time possible. We hope to see you again soon!
I was around five or six when I first saw a dolphin.
Jane, Aug 2019
I was around five or six when I first saw a dolphin. Ever since then, I was fascinated by them. Joining the dolphin sightseeing tour gave me a chance to be up close to the dolphin again. It’s something that I wanted to do for years. The tour itself met all my expectations. The tour offered wine, soft drinks, or water to the passengers, which was good because I was getting thirsty. I am very happy to have seen several dolphins and I think one of them waved at me! My entire trip to the Key West has been made even more amazing because of this.
Response, Aug 2019
Jane, thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent review. Seeing wild dolphins is always a fascinating experience. We are so proud that you found your experience with us to be a highlight of your trip to Key West. We look forward to seeing you back here for another adventure hopefully soon!
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