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from $95.59 USD

Jul 21, 2019
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Details

  • 4 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

Spend a beautiful Florida day out in the clear, blue waters on a snorkeling and dolphin-watching sailing excursion. Enjoy sailing on a roomy catamaran that books only to 14 passengers, spot wild dolphins hunting and playing with their babies, and snorkel shallow water coral reefs, wreck sights or the wildlife refuge - wherever the best conditions are from Mother Nature that day. The spacious catamaran offers plenty of room to relax, feel the sea breeze in your hair, enjoy light snacks and drinks, and have fun on the sparkling waters of Key West.

Highlights
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Wild dolphin, sailing and snorkeling tour on the Echo
  • Soft refreshments and a variety of snacks and fresh tropical fruit tray
  • Drinks including premium beers and wines
  • Snorkel equipment and snorkeling instruction
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Catamaran Echo
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

100 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Key West Historic Seaport, 201 William St, Key West, FL 33040-6679

Spend a day in the Florida sun (or shade), cruising through the perfect turquoise waters that surround Key West on the Echo, a spacious catamaran. Make your way to the historic Key West Seaport, in the center of old town. Walk along the HarborWalk, which goes around the water’s edge and leads straight to the Echo’s dock, behind Turtle Kraals restaurant. Board the Echo and begin your shore excursion at sea! 

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Catamaran Echo, 231 Margaret St at the Turtle Kraals Restaurant on the Harbor Walk, Key West, FL 33040-6639

The first stop of your Shallow-water Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter cruise is the wild dolphin playground, where you’ll see dolphins swimming, feeding, jumping, courting each other, playing and, if you’re lucky, caring for their babies. Keep your eyes peeled over the side of the Echo – the dolphins love to swim right alongside the boat.
Then it’s on to a shallow snorkeling stop, or just relax onboard in the shade with a cool drink. You’ll be taken to a spot with the day’s calmest, clearest conditions, and you’ll receive sanitized snorkeling equipment and excellent snorkeling instructions. The conditions will decide if you’ll stop at a nearby shallow-water wreck site, coral reef or sheltered wildlife refuge. Hop in for a snorkel in clear tropical water, which is home to more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life. 
After snorkeling, replenish with a tropical fruit tray, crunchy snacks, soft drinks, ice-cold beer and wine (for guests 21 and over) during the relaxing cruise back to Key West – all complimentary! The Captain will muster as much sailing out of the wind as possible that day, but twin engines will insure our timely return.

Duration: 4 hours

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests should bring a towel, sunscreen (no oil), hat, camera, sunglasses, dry bag for personal belongings, and a jacket in fall, winter, spring.
  • Exclusive seating is limited to a maximum of 14 people on this 28 passenger sailing catamaran
  • Cancellations due to weather: You will be issued a full refund in the event that one of our contracted local suppliers decides to cancel your tour or activity due to weather.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Reviews

25 Reviews
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Jody G

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03, July, 2019

Awesome crew. Jake and Stormy were wo derdul. We had some cloud cover come in ut the were able to find four dolphin and snorkleing was still pretty clear even with the overcast skis. Enjoyed the boat ride and all the fun. Would go again.

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Tom Nak

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23, September, 2017

The ship reck is really not a ship but just parts of it in shallow water. The dolphins were amazing !

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txt2ind

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25, June, 2017

Choppy seas prevented us from snorkeling at the shipwreck, but we saw a LOT of dolphins!! great trip with a great crew, Captain Brad and Melanie are the best!!

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Casey D

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02, March, 2017

Viator sells this as a shipwreck snorkel and dolphin encounter, but when we showed up it was not a shipwreck snorkel. Nothing against the actual excursion, which was great, but we felt misled

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Linda C

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07, September, 2016

Captain and the skipper did a great job on this snorkeling trip. No dolphins or sailing this time but those are the uncontrollable elements. Catamaran was smaller than expected and 14 passengers on board (their max) would not be pleasurable.

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Adam P

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24, July, 2016

Boat owner? Was rude after 5pm when I called to confirm per a last minute email but the Crew was amazing. Dive spot was kind of disappointing. Assumed it was an actual ship not a couple boards underwater. We did see sharks and a turtle though which completely made up for it. If you're looking for coral and fish you should probably do a reef trip.

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Noel W

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11, July, 2016

This tour was amazing!

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Allison B

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06, May, 2016

The tour was great! The tour guides were excellent..we felt very safe and comfortable during the whole trip! No dolphin sightings but all was great!!!

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Melissa g

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02, August, 2015

Loved it. So chilled and well organised. Captain and crew member knowledgable and in control at all times. Catamaran modern and well equipped. Plenty to drink and good selection of snacks - nice to have a fresh fruit platter. Snorkels and flippers provided and we saw a pod of dolphins on the way out which was beautiful. Snorkelling over the wreck was so peaceful and we saw so many amazing and different fish. Excellent and well organised.

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Gus

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09, March, 2015

Jeff was a great captain and motivated to find us dolphins and have a decent snorkeling trip. Not the best weather but he made due. Owner captain Tom is a bit salty according to others who called regarding the trip details. I guess booking through Viator is not Tom's favorite way of getting passengers onboard.

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Alan C

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19, March, 2014

Great sailing! I saw several dolphins swimming along the boat. The snorkeling was really good, too. Tess and Eddie were great on the boat!

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Chad B

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16, December, 2013

The crew was amazing - so nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this ad hope to do it again!

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Jim

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24, October, 2013

the trip was very good, the captain and crew were very knowlageable and the snacks and beers went down well.
this was a reef snorkel instead of a shipwreck it did not matter and the dolphins were fabulous!!

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Miia K

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05, September, 2013

This was the highlight for our month long road trip across the US. I'll always remember the boat ride and the swimming with all the fish. The boat crew was so nice. I really recommend this.

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Celia F

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02, July, 2013

Great trip! I will do it again!

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Anthony Q

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18, March, 2013

To celebrate our 47th Anniversary, my wife and I scheduled our Catamaran Echo adventure under the guidance and care of Captain Noah and Tess on March 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm. They were a great team who made the our afternoon the best experience of our stay in Key West. We were fortunate to have a sunny, brisk day with an excellent wind for sailing. Captain Noah and Tess' attention to detail, knowledge of the reefs, and smart tips for snorkeling exceeded our expectations to redefined "upscale service". We spotted several juvenile wild dolphons jumping close to shore and spotted a mature dolphin just off the bow enroute to the reef chosen for snorkeling. Water temp although in the low 70"s was perfect for snorkeling. My wife was less than 15 feet from a passing turtle ... and while snorkeling we were surrounded by schools of small yellow tail and angel fish curiously following our wake above the sponge fields. We plan to return to Key West and will definitely schedule another adventure with Catamaran Echo. Bring your camera and an your towels .. all other gear is provided and fitted for an experience of a lifetime.

Tony and Janet Quattrochi
Amelia Island, Florida

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Barbara T

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14, March, 2013

Saw dolphins and had a great time. Crew was great. Little cool for me to snorkel but otherwise, was all I expected.

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Abraham B

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07, January, 2013

This was a great trip. The customer service at both Viator and the company that runs the trip was superb. The tour itself was interesting, fun, and very satisfying. Highly recommended.

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David P

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10, October, 2011

Excellent. What a great afternoon we had relaxing onboard and viewing dolphins in their natural habitat. This boat takes smaller groups so perfect if you don't like overcrowded boats. The staff were very friendly and informative staff with lots of drinks and refreshments available throughout the afternoon. The kids loved laying on the net/trampoline over the water at the front of the boat and being splashed by the waves as we travelled back to land which I believe is the only tour boat in Key West that has this. Well worth the trip to Key West.

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James O

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07, July, 2011

This was a refreshing adventure and vacation that could not have gone any better. The crew has the most amazing hospitality. I recommend that you book with them. Perfect for someone who likes a smaller and more personal get away over an overcrowded boat. Worth every penny!

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