Board the Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Cruise Key West for a journey to observe the beauty of Key West dolphins.
Watch dolphins as they swim, play and feed
Create memories you'll treasure for a lifetime
Complimentary fresh fruit, soda, juice, bottled water
Fresh Water Rinse
Come aboard the Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Cruise Key West for an aquatic journey to observe the grace and beauty of our resident Key West dolphins.
Take our beautiful sailing catamaran on an adventure into the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As we make our way out to sea, our experienced crew and captain will share some fascinating and fun facts about the estimated 200 Key West dolphins. Together, we'll responsibly watch dolphins as they swim, play, feed and do what comes naturally. Bottlenose dolphins are a wonder to behold and a memory you'll treasure for a lifetime.
The tour operator is a part of "Dolphin SMART", a program that protects and promotes the responsible observance of dolphins. The program was put together by many conservation agencies including NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary, National Marine Fisheries Service, as well as the Dolphin Ecology Project and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. Next, we'll head to the Key West wildlife refuge where we'll snorkel along the shallow backcountry. See sponges, coral, tropical fish and more as the warm Florida Keys sun illuminates the sky. You don't have to be an expert swimmer, because our crew will provide you with guidance and top-of-the-line gear including mask, fins, snorkel and a float if you wish.
After a day on and in the water among nature's most stunning gifts, we'll begin our ride back to dock. Enjoy complimentary fresh fruit, soda, juice, bottled water.
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: 3.5 Hours (approx.)
Check-in time: Please check in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
Equipment and Instruction
Water and Sodas
Beer and Wine (after snorkeling)
Champagne at Sunset (with Sunset Option)
What To Bring
Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
Will I get seasick on Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel with FREE shuttle to location?
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.
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 Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location will be included in your 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 its way to you!
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location will be included in your confirmation email.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Cool Key West.
What is the age limit 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.
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!
Do you provide a pickup service from the airport, cruise ship port, ferry, or our hotel?
Yes, Cool Key West is happy to offer complimentary customer pick-up from anywhere in Key West, including the airport, cruise ship port, ferry, or your hotel. Your Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location email confirmation will contain a local phone number to coordinate your pickup. Avoid expensive taxis and high price parking, and let Cool Key West make your vacation easy.
Do you offer pick up at one location and drop off at another?
Yes, you may request a shuttle drop-off at a different location within Key West.
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 on Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location. We watch them in their natural habitat from the boat.
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.
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:
You will be wearing a flotation device at all times.
On many tours, there is a stairway from the boat into the water so you won’t have to “jump” in!
There are trained staff in the water and watching from the boat at all times.
For these reasons, we believe that even non-swimmers can have a wonderful time on our snorkeling trips, however, the final judgment call is yours to make. Please note we do not give refunds if you decide not to snorkel on the trip.
Average 4.83 out of 5 stars based on 18 verified reviews from Cool Key West and TripAdvisor
Awesome Key West Dolphin Watch
Oscar H, Jul 2021 Verified
Great Dolphin watch experience but the snorkeling was too short of time. It would be Awesome if the guests had the choice to be in water without any equipment or snorkel. Just a request. Other than that it was Nice. Variety of snacks is a must!
Awesome dolphin watch and snorkeling
Elizabeth K, Apr 2021 Verified
Captain and first mate are well experienced. Kept us well informed. Explained very clearly what can and cannot be done when snorkeling around the corals. Beautiful sunshiny day with refreshments afterwards!
Incredible dolphin watch and snorkeling trip
Mark B, Mar 2021 Verified
Had a wonderful day on the water seeing several dolphins, sea turtles and beautiful vistas. Snorkeling at the reef was a great experience even for beginners like me. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Captain and crew were helpful, attentive and entertaining. All in all an incredible experience. Recommend highly.
Awesome Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel
Shane B, Jul 2020 Verified
I highly recommend this tour, we had an amazing day. We saw lots of great fish snorkeling and lots of dolphins at the end of tour. The Captain was very informative and the First Mate was very attentive to taking care of his guests.
Lots of fun!
Seth H, Jul 2020 Verified
Great snorkeling and dolphin watching! Good crew members that were knowledgeable and fun! Highly recommend!
Response, Jul 2020
Seth, we are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We are glad you had a great experience. Thank you so much for your recommendations and we hope to see you again in the near future!
Carmen M, Dec 2019
An amazing experience! Saw dolphins and went scorkling. Great fun! Would definitely do this trip again!
Response, Dec 2019
Carmen, thanks for leaving feedback on the Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location. Glad to hear that you had an amazing experience here in Key West! Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we look forward to seeing you again.
Charles D, Nov 2019
Great boat, captain, and crew. Highly recommended.
Response, Nov 2019
Charles, thanks for leaving a review and giving your recommendation! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we look forward to serving you again in the future.
Judy S, Nov 2019 Verified
My husband and i went out and had a great time!
Response, Nov 2019
Judy, thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. WE are glad that you had a great time during your trip here in Key West. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we're looking forward to your next visit.
Robin R, Oct 2019
I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants immerse themselves and learn about Key West's diverse marine environment! It's an overall beautiful and wonderful experience!
Response, Oct 2019
Robin, thanks for leaving feedback on the Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour with FREE shuttle to location. Thanks also for your recommendation, we highly appreciate it! We are glad that you had a wonderful experience seeing the diversity of Key West's marine environment. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we look forward to serving you again in the future.
Excellent dolphin trip
Marcia M, Aug 2019
We had an excellent morning dolphin watch. Lovely electric boat, really comfortable. Saw lots of dolphins in perfect calm conditions, followed by a great snorkel. And excellent snacks, the pitta and hummus a hit with the kids! Thanks so much, a highlight of our trip to Key West.
Response, Aug 2019
Marcia, thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We are glad that you had an excellent trip here in Key West. We hope to see you again for another dolphin adventure.