What you'll do
You will meet me at my electric catamaran, Squid, under our HONEST ECO sign, 20 minutes before we depart. We will depart from the dock located at the Historic Seaport. We will then head out on the water to an area that I know which provides a year round home for about 200 wild Bottlenose Dolphins. This is my moment to share the wonders of these marine mammals with you, while always operating my vessel in a manner that is safe and respectful of the dolphins and their need for space. With the right know-how I can usually find dolphins in under an hour and in calm waters. After observing the dolphins many different behaviors we will head to one of my favorite spots to snorkel with sponges and corals. I'll be your guide, leading you around a calm snorkeling spot and point out animals that make our ecosystem unique and answer any questions that you have.
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I founded and own HONEST ECO. With Kentucky bluegrass roots and a B.S. in Biology, I found a world with a blue sea too alluring to ignore. I hopped on a Greyhound bus in 2005, with a backpack and a tent. Now I have 10+ years of experience studying Biology and being on the water in Key West with the dolphins. I now own a small business, HONEST ECO, with my wife and 2 young kids. we are trying to make a big impact by educating and leading by example. I worked with David Walworth, an MIT educated Naval Architect and Principal Engineer known for his high efficiency catamaran designs to help design and engineer the perfect boat for my guests and the environment. The family, moved west and spent the next year and a half of our lives building SQUID, from scratch! I'm very passionate about being respectful to the dolphins and the environment
I use stainless steel Klean Kanteen water bottles. This is so we can use less single-use plastic
Cressi Snorkel masks, snorkel, and fins
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Where you'll be
The backcountry. We will be in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge as well as other locations out on the water that we commonly know to find the dolphins.
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Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Check in 20 minutes before departure at the HONEST ECO boat Squid. The maximum number of guests I have on board is usually between 6 and 12 people. No more than 12. I note this because this site will give a guest maximum but that is usually just the amount of spaces I have left.
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