Roatan Swimming with Dolphins Excursion Reviews

An experience like none other, swimming with the dolphins of Roatan is something you will never forget. These calm and graceful creatures won't fail to put a smile on your face!
Absolutely wonderful experience interacting with dolphins period.
Sail Date: April 2019
Absolutely wonderful experience interacting with dolphins period. Bus ride was a little sketchy, scary with armed military people in the middle of the road. Lots of twists turns and narrow hilly road.
Absolutely wonderful experience interacting with dolphins period. Bus ride was a little sketchy, scary with armed military people in the middle of the road. Lots of twists turns and narrow hilly road. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the "dophin encounter" at Anthony Cay.
Sail Date: January 2019
We did the "dophin encounter" at Anthony Cay. It was a great ride from the ship through the island to the location. The facilities were great, you need to bring a towel, swimsuit and change of clothing. I would also recommend ... Read More
We did the "dophin encounter" at Anthony Cay. It was a great ride from the ship through the island to the location. The facilities were great, you need to bring a towel, swimsuit and change of clothing. I would also recommend water shoes. They do have fresh water showers, lockers and changing rooms there as well as nice clean restrooms. Heavy emphasis on taking pictures for later purchase ($30 for 2, $55+ for package) but the time spent with the dolphins (who knew they were so big and heavy!) was really a bucket list item. Highly recommended. They also appear to have cabins that can be rented that I will look into for a later date. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
So cool!
Sail Date: September 2018
So cool! We wished we had known ahead of time that we could have snorkeled at the same time.
So cool! We wished we had known ahead of time that we could have snorkeled at the same time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ports smaller, but Anthony's Key Resort was fantastic for the Dolphin experience!!!
Sail Date: May 2018
Ports smaller, but Anthony's Key Resort was fantastic for the Dolphin experience!!!
Ports smaller, but Anthony's Key Resort was fantastic for the Dolphin experience!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Dolphin experience was very good.
Sail Date: April 2018
Dolphin experience was very good. Up close interactions with dolphins. However the snorkel portion of the excursion was very weak. Water is cloudy and fish seemed scarce.
Dolphin experience was very good. Up close interactions with dolphins. However the snorkel portion of the excursion was very weak. Water is cloudy and fish seemed scarce. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A great dolphin experience.
Sail Date: April 2018
A great dolphin experience. High class professional operation. The handlers truly love the dolphins they take care of. The facility beautiful. Do any excursion. Carnival's Mahogany Bay is a mess.
A great dolphin experience. High class professional operation. The handlers truly love the dolphins they take care of. The facility beautiful. Do any excursion. Carnival's Mahogany Bay is a mess. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Amazing---worth the money!
Sail Date: April 2018
Amazing---worth the money! Even the bus ride was good- at least we got to see some real Honduras. The dolphin experience was everything I hoped for.
Amazing---worth the money! Even the bus ride was good- at least we got to see some real Honduras. The dolphin experience was everything I hoped for. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best tour of cruise.
Sail Date: March 2018
Best tour of cruise. Awesome resort, great trainers, great experience. can't wait ot return to this resort for a third time.
Best tour of cruise. Awesome resort, great trainers, great experience. can't wait ot return to this resort for a third time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I did the Dolphin Encounter and it exceeded my expectations in every way.
Sail Date: March 2018
I did the Dolphin Encounter and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Unlike some Dolphin excursions at other ports, they actually let you use your own camera for filming and photos for much of the experience. They take professional ... Read More
I did the Dolphin Encounter and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Unlike some Dolphin excursions at other ports, they actually let you use your own camera for filming and photos for much of the experience. They take professional photos while you hug the dolphin and it gives you a kiss - but you can use your own camera for everything else. The dolphin was super friendly and playful. This is also one of the places that does not mistreat dolphins like some others. They let the dolphins go and they return on their own. Be prepared to go higher than waist deep in the water for the encounter and fully submerged if you get the swim. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
GREAT experience..
Sail Date: July 2017
GREAT experience.. Snorkeling.. wasn't much to see before searching for the dolphins. Water was not clear.
GREAT experience.. Snorkeling.. wasn't much to see before searching for the dolphins. Water was not clear. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent experience!
Sail Date: May 2017
Excellent experience! Very informative! Got to interact with and touch the dolphins.
Excellent experience! Very informative! Got to interact with and touch the dolphins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Played with the dolphins, bought the photo package and got an incredible photo of the two of us ...
Sail Date: April 2017
Played with the dolphins, bought the photo package and got an incredible photo of the two of us with a dolphin !
Played with the dolphins, bought the photo package and got an incredible photo of the two of us with a dolphin ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So much fun.
Sail Date: April 2017
So much fun. We had an 11:30 am excursion and the meeting place was just outside the gangway. Not a far walk at all to meet up. We then walked to airconditioned busses to drive about 20 minutes to the resort. Nice restrooms, gift shop ... Read More
So much fun. We had an 11:30 am excursion and the meeting place was just outside the gangway. Not a far walk at all to meet up. We then walked to airconditioned busses to drive about 20 minutes to the resort. Nice restrooms, gift shop and changing rooms, We then loaded in a boat and rode to the lagoon which was about 3 minutes away. There had to be more than a dozen dolphins. The trainers were awesome and the dolphins so friendly. The photographer took pictures and at the end of the hour tour in the water, you went back to the resort area where they had the gift shop and you could look at your pictures. They had package prices if you had a big family. We bought 3 pictures for $45.00 which were good pictures. The good thing about it was it was emailed to a dropbox and you could print as many of the pictures that you wanted. so easy. We then loaded the airconditioned bus and drove the back way through Roatan to the ship. Arrived in plenty of enough time to shop in the port area, get something to eat or hang out at the bar. Prices at the shops were reasonable. They also have free wifi at the restaurants. Just ask for the password and they were so nice to give it to you. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ellie and Mike, her trainer were exceptional!
Sail Date: March 2017
Ellie and Mike, her trainer were exceptional! I learned so much about Dolphins, their habits and things they like to do. My Granddaughter wears a prosthetic leg and the Dolphin just couldn't figure out what it was and kept bumping ... Read More
Ellie and Mike, her trainer were exceptional! I learned so much about Dolphins, their habits and things they like to do. My Granddaughter wears a prosthetic leg and the Dolphin just couldn't figure out what it was and kept bumping it with her sonar to figure it out. Mike asked if he could do a training with her to show her it was ok and it was the highlight of my Granddaughter's trip!! She told everyone about being part of the training of a Dolphin so she could know if another amputee came that it was ok to see that! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I highly recommend the dolphin swim and snorkel (ITS IS WORTH THE EXTRA $$ to snorkel!!!!) at ...
Sail Date: January 2017
I highly recommend the dolphin swim and snorkel (ITS IS WORTH THE EXTRA $$ to snorkel!!!!) at Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan! The pictures were very affordable and at one point you are able to take your own pictures so bring a ... Read More
I highly recommend the dolphin swim and snorkel (ITS IS WORTH THE EXTRA $$ to snorkel!!!!) at Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan! The pictures were very affordable and at one point you are able to take your own pictures so bring a waterproof camera or phone case! The staff and trainers were all very friendly! We were paired with a goup of about 6 people and each of us got our own time to do a photo with our small group and get a dolphin kiss! Our dolphin was Maury and trainer Tony and they were a great pair! I would pay the money to do this all over again!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
transportation was iffy.
Sail Date: January 2017
transportation was iffy. The dolphin experience was fun. You can also private book scuba diving here.
transportation was iffy. The dolphin experience was fun. You can also private book scuba diving here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Best dolphin excursion ever!
Sail Date: December 2016
Best dolphin excursion ever! You spent so much time in the water with the dolphins! My kids loved it.
Best dolphin excursion ever! You spent so much time in the water with the dolphins! My kids loved it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The "Swimming with the dolphins" is a misnomer.
Sail Date: November 2016
The "Swimming with the dolphins" is a misnomer. You don't get to swim with them, only get to stand in the water and hold one.
The "Swimming with the dolphins" is a misnomer. You don't get to swim with them, only get to stand in the water and hold one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Fantastic way to get real close to such beautiful and intelligent animals.
Sail Date: November 2016
Fantastic way to get real close to such beautiful and intelligent animals. At this while the staff take picture, they do sell them at a more reasonable price and allow guest to take some pictures of their own as well.
Fantastic way to get real close to such beautiful and intelligent animals. At this while the staff take picture, they do sell them at a more reasonable price and allow guest to take some pictures of their own as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Fabulous once in a lifetime event .
Sail Date: October 2016
Fabulous once in a lifetime event . . . . for our 2nd time
Fabulous once in a lifetime event . . . . for our 2nd time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I have interacted with dolphins on other excursions and this one was definitely more fun than ...
Sail Date: August 2016
I have interacted with dolphins on other excursions and this one was definitely more fun than previous ones. A lot of relaxed interaction with your group's dolphin, and some unscheduled fun interruptions by the dolphins who ... Read More
I have interacted with dolphins on other excursions and this one was definitely more fun than previous ones. A lot of relaxed interaction with your group's dolphin, and some unscheduled fun interruptions by the dolphins who aren't participating. I was disappointed by the free snorkeling afterward though, as the dolphins kept their distance in the large enclosure and only a few people managed to have very brief interactions with them. Since you weren't allowed to carry your camera during this part and you weren't allowed to chase after the dolphins (for safety reasons) the only thing you could really do was float around wishing a dolphin would come and visit with you. The photos they take are expensive, the minimum is $30 for two photos, but you are allowed to take you own photos during the structured part. When they asked if wee were couples of singles, my friends and I should have said singles, so that we'd get to interact individually with the dolphin and the other could take pictures while it was happening. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a bucket list excursion.
Sail Date: August 2016
This was a bucket list excursion. Roatan was beautiful, and the dolphin adventure was great. It's set up so that you pretty much need to pay for any decent picture, but compared to the cost of the whole trip it was worth it.
This was a bucket list excursion. Roatan was beautiful, and the dolphin adventure was great. It's set up so that you pretty much need to pay for any decent picture, but compared to the cost of the whole trip it was worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
kids loved it, my wife and I didn't participate but they still charged us $25 to go and watch.
Sail Date: July 2016
kids loved it, my wife and I didn't participate but they still charged us $25 to go and watch. They tried to charge us $50 but I worked out a deal. Kids really loved it. Make sure you do the encounter and the swim portion after which ... Read More
kids loved it, my wife and I didn't participate but they still charged us $25 to go and watch. They tried to charge us $50 but I worked out a deal. Kids really loved it. Make sure you do the encounter and the swim portion after which is better then just the encounter. Don't book this through the ship do in on shore and you will save a lot of $ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Anthony's Key dolphin swim was amazing.
Sail Date: June 2016
Anthony's Key dolphin swim was amazing. Only redeeming factor to terrible stop. Island tour horrific waste of time and money. No idea why they stop there.
Anthony's Key dolphin swim was amazing. Only redeeming factor to terrible stop. Island tour horrific waste of time and money. No idea why they stop there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best excursion EVER.
Sail Date: May 2016
Best excursion EVER. We have done it twice now.
Best excursion EVER. We have done it twice now. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line