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Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter

Close-up dolphin introduction and interaction in a natural lagoon setting at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences at Anthony's Key Resort.

Get up close and personal with one of nature's most amazing creatures in a hands on close encounter!


Your Dolphin Encounter begins as you travel across the resort's lagoon to Bailey’s Key, the private home to a large family of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins.

At a beach-front cabana a brief orientation will be given, and then you'll walk along a white sandy beach to wade waist deep into the gin-clear waters of the Caribbean where a trained naturalists will give you a personal introduction to a resident dolphin.  The trainer will describe the dolphins’ characteristics, anatomy and behaviors and will give you the opportunity to touch, kiss and play with a member of this friendly family of marine mammals. 

  • Personal cameras are permitted during your encounter.
  • Professional photos taken will be available for sale at the gift shop following the encounter.
  • Ages 3-13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Children under 3 years of age are free of charge and may participate while being held by a paying adult.

  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)
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Dolphin Swim & Snorkel

Dolphin Swim & Snorkel

Become a part of the pod while swimming and snorkeling with over a dozen bottle-nose dolphins at the Institute for Marine Sciences at Anthony's Key Resort.

Experience a dolphin interaction activity like no other!


On this unstructured dolphin activity, the naturally curious dolphins are free to interact with you as they choose! Your Dolphin Snorkel begins as you travel across the resort's lagoon to Bailey’s Key, the private home to a large family of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. At a beach-front cabana a brief orientation will be given, and then you'll walk along a white sandy beach to wade waist deep into the gin-clear waters of the Caribbean where a trained naturalist will give you a personal introduction to a resident dolphin.

The trainer will describe the dolphins’ characteristics, anatomy, and behaviors and will give you the opportunity to touch, kiss and play with a member of this friendly family of marine mammals. During the  30-minute encounter portion, you'll have excellent photo opportunities in addition to professional photographs that will be taken of you and your new friends.


Following the encounter, you’ll snorkel with limited number of fellow participants for approximately 30 minutes with over a dozen resident dolphins within the enclosure. The snorkel session will provide maximum opportunities for physical contact with the dolphins. If the dolphins choose not to interact, there is a private area for them within the two-acre enclosure. 

  • 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.
  • Cameras or video are not allowed in the water during the snorkel session.
  • Total time spent with the dolphins is one hour.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed.

  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)
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Dolphin Action Swim

Dolphin Action Swim

Have a thrilling time with two fun loving dolphins while in Roatan! This dynamic dolphin activity begins with a brief introduction to two dolphins, who will greet you on the platform with a handshake, a kiss, and a friendly smile.

Have a thrilling time with fun loving Bottlenose Dolphins while in Roatan!


This dynamic dolphin activity begins with a brief introduction to two dolphins, who will greet you on the platform with a handshake, a kiss, and a friendly smile.  You’ll then enter the water for a playful swim
to experience an exciting “Footpush”, as the dolphins push you by the feet above and around the water’s surface, allowing you to feel their speed and strength! Then, take it easy on a ride around the lagoon, while holding on their smooth dorsal fins for the famed “Dorsal Ride”. Also, they will amuse you with various water behaviors, vocal skills, tail splashes and applause.  Professional photos will be taken to capture
your amazing time.

  • Must be 5 years or older to participate.
  • An adult must accompany ages 5-13.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed.
  • Participants must be able to swim.
  • Participants will wear a lifejacket while in the water.
  • Personal cameras are permitted during the platform session ONLY.
  • Professional photographs will be taken during the activity.
  • Total time with the dolphins is 45 minutes.

  • Duration : 45 Minutes (approx.)
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Dolphin Specialty Course

Dolphin Specialty Course

For those who would like a more in-depth study of bottlenose dolphins, RIMS offers a two-day course combining classroom sessions with hands-on interaction.

For those who would like a more in-depth study of bottlenose dolphins, RIMS offers a two-day course combining classroom sessions with hands-on interaction. Slides, transparencies and videos profile past and present dolphin research at various locations throughout the world. Participants will study the physiology and behavior of dolphins, as well as discuss conservation issues that affect their future.

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

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
USD $229.00

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Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp

Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp

During our weeklong Dolphin Scuba Camp, your child will get to know our resident bottlenose dolphins through various encounters, feeding, and training sessions.

Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp for Kids Ages 5 to 14


What’s Included—


  • Dolphin training sessions
  • Dolphin education lessons
  • SCUBA certification activities:
    • SASY – Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth – ages 5-7
    • Bubblemaker – ages 8-9
    • Jr. Scuba Diver certification – ages 10-14
  • Marine life slideshows
  • Island field trips
  • Horseback riding
  • Family beach encounter


Please Note:  Space is limited!

  1. Dolphin Scuba Camp is for children ages 5-14 years.
  2. Participation in AKR's Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp while not staying at Anthony's Key Resort as a guest is subject to availability.

  • Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Dolphin Trainer for a Day

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.

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.

Also, learn about dolphin anatomy and training techniques during "hands-on" interactive sessions with the dolphins. Participants will also have the chance to work one-on-one with the dolphins and initiate trained behaviors both in and out of the water.


  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
USD $229.00

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