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Florida Wildlife Viewing

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination(s): Florida  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Snorkeling  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 85 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 85 US Dollar (USD)

Watch Key West Florida's resident pod of wild Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins in their natural habitat on your tour aboard the Coral Reefer, a fast twin engine 28' custom built boat guided by Capt. Dave Lewis. We generally find dolphins daily in a sandy bottomed area about 10' - 15' deep. We call this large area the Dolphin Playground where they are constantly on the move in search of fish to eat and doing the things dolphins do. It's called the playground because dolphins do like to play a lot.

These are wild dolphins in their natural habitat doing what they want to do. Our encounters observe them on their terms and depend on what they are doing and their mood. Encounters happen on nearly every trip, however, there is no way that we can guarantee it. We are bound by the laws of The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and subsequent amendments, in addition to the laws of the State of Florida. We are careful with our trips so that feeding, mating, nursing their babies, etc., is not disrupted. By law we are not allowed to feed or harass dolphins.

We snorkel and swim in the Gulf of Mexico where dolphins range. If dolphins approach you while snorkeling (as opposed to you approaching them) the enforcers of the law, not the law itself, suggests that you enjoy the moment of close encounter and then go back to the boat. Because dolphins are very fast swimmers and almost always on the move, they usually move away fairly quickly, which makes going back unnecessary. A maximum of six passengers per trip reduces the impact on dolphins. Like so many situations in nature, the more people want an experience, the more opportunity we have to disrupt the natural order.

Sometimes dolphins may get agitated by our presence so we move away to find a different group or go on to snorkeling a coral reef or exploring the back country. Often we are able to return and see dolphins again or find a different group. See local marine life & birds, tropical fish, turtles, lobsters, crabs, gorgonians, rays, and much, much more.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Two trips per day. Four hour trips during Daylight Savings Time. Three hour trips during Standard Time.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Private party 4 hour charter for up to 6 people: $450.00
- Discount 3% for paying with cash
- +7.5% sales tax.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2001

Wild Dolphin watching/interactive expeditions and eco-tours in Key West's beautiful back country and the Gulf of Mexico. Meet Key West's resident pod of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural home. See local marine life & birds, learn the natural history of the back country mangrove habitats,...

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