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Key West Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin Sail & Shallow-water Snorkel

Dolphin Echo Inc. (Catamaran Echo)

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While you're in port in Key West, 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.

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

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. When your cruise ship docks in port in Key West, make your way to the historic Key West Seaport, about a 15-minute stroll from the cruise port. 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!

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.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Key West for this activity. If your ship is delayed and causes you to miss this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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ITINERARY
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Directions from "Mallory Dock": From the gangway, walk down the seawall to the right, go over the little foot bridge and continue along the seawall as it turns to the left, leading you to the rear of the Big Red Roof "Customs House” building. Walk between the big red building and the Margaritaville Resort building out to the street. Continue straight ahead (no turns to Echo) down Greene St. past Captains Tony's Saloon, past Sloppy Joe's Bar and straight ahead to the end of Greene Street and the water side “Harbor Walk” (3 blocks). Continue in the same direction along the seawall "Harbor Walk" to the "Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar" (1.5 blocks). At the back tables, look across the water for the big dock sign that says "Catamaran Echo" (not Eco). Take the foot bridge at the restaurant's side door out to the Echo dock. Check-in right at the boat 15 minutes before departure.

Directions from Pier "B": Walk down the pier into the Margaritaville Resort complex and go to the left along the seawall, past the dock-side shops to the big red "Customs House" building. Turn right and walk between the big red building and the Margaritaville Resort building out to the street. Continue straight ahead (no turns to Echo) down Greene St. past Captains Tony's Saloon, past Sloppy Joe's Bar and straight ahead to the end of Greene Street and the water side “Harbor Walk” (3 blocks). Continue in the same direction along the seawall "Harbor Walk" to the "Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar" (1.5 blocks). At the back tables, look across the water for the big dock sign that says "Catamaran Echo" (not Eco). Take the foot bridge at the restaurant's side door out to the Echo dock. Check-in right at the boat 15 minutes before departure.

Directions from the "Navy Mole": Hop on either the free Conch Train or Trolley provided for transport off that pier. They will deposit you at their gift shop, not far from the Echo dock. Once they release you, you'll be on Front Street at or near Duval Street. Proceed down Front Street to the end with the gigantic "A&B Lobster House" sign (about 2 blocks away). Walk to the right of the big A&B sign and follow the "Harbor Walk". Keep the water on your left and follow the Harbor Walk around to the back tables of the "Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar" (less than 3 blocks). At the back tables, look across the water for the big dock sign that says "Catamaran Echo" (not Eco). Take the foot bridge at the restaurant's side door out to the Echo dock. Check-in right at the boat 15 minutes before departure.

Walk or ride: Walk or share a ride and have them drop you on the street side of the Turtle Kraals building (5 min), and at the seawall go left on the skinny walkway along the green wall of the building to the side door, and out the footbridge to the Echo dock.

Duration: 4 hours

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • 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.
  • Missed port or late ship arrival: You will be issued a full refund in the event that your ship does not make it to port in time for the start of your tour or activity. You will also be issued a full refund for tours and activities cancelled due to a ship’s inability to get into port.
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


Duration
4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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