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Biologist Guided, Dolphins & Snorkel

Key West, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Billy

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

As a thank you for booking with me you will get 30% off my "Simply a Sunset Sail" on our sailing catamaran!

You will meet me at my electric catamaran, Squid, under our HONEST ECO sign. If you do not see a time or date that works for you let me know! I can probably figure something out.
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 from the boat we will head to one of my favorite spots to snorkel with sponges, coral heads or a patch reef. I will take you to the best place with the best visibility that day. 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.
Other things to note
Check in 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.
As a thank you for booking with me you will get 30% off my "Simply a Sunset Sail" on our sailing catamaran!

You will meet me at my electric catamaran, Squid, under our HONEST ECO sign. If you do not see a time or date that works for you let me know! I can probably figure something out.
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 ro…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fresh fruit
  • Drinks
    I use stainless steel Klean Kanteen water bottles. This is so we can use le...
  • Equipment
    Cressi Snorkel masks, snorkel, and fins
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Tue, Apr 13
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Wed, Apr 14
$117 per person
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
$117 per person

Meet your host, Billy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 183 Reviews
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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 arrived to Key West in 2005. 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 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 arrived to Key West in 2005. 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 Eng…
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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.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 183 reviews.

Dana
April 2021
Jesse and Brady were extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions that we had. They were very approachable and accommodating. We highly recommended it!
Trina
April 2021
We had a great time aboard the Squid. Janet and Jessie were excellent hosts. Plenty of organic fruits and veggie snacks were provided. The snorkelling was great. Jessie would point out certain fish when he found them. Dolphins were spotted many times, coming very close to the Squid. We saw 2 mama dolphins with their babies. Great location, you are near Duval street, so when you are finished, easy to get to a place for lunch-Conch Republic has a great catch of the day sandwich. I would definitely recommend Billy’s Company for anyone who wants a great experience. There were only 12 guests, which is the max, made it a great experience.
We had a great time aboard the Squid. Janet and Jessie were excellent hosts. Plenty of organic fruits and veggie snacks were provided. The snorkelling was great. Jessie would point…
Miranda
April 2021
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful trip, great weather. And so much information shared about the keys& wildlife! I’ll definitely be back to do this again. Loved the images we got from snorkeling!
Miranda
April 2021
Fun experience for kids. Not sure I would do it again, given the price and lack of preparation by staff. They didn’t have proper gear for all the kids on the tour. The water was cold and everyone really needed wetsuits, but they didn’t have enough for all the kids. They also didn’t have proper size fins for all the kids. So my kids didn’t swim for long. (One didn’t get in the water at all.) We provided ages at the time of booking. Seems like they could have verify wetsuits and fins before we left the dock.
Fun experience for kids. Not sure I would do it again, given the price and lack of preparation by staff. They didn’t have proper gear for all the kids on the tour. The water was…
Nicki
April 2021
Absolutely amazing experience! I would recommend this to everyone and anyone! We saw dolphins early in the trip, and I love how we kept a respectful and safe distance while also getting the full experience! The tour was so informative and fun at the same time! We then went to a reef for snorkeling. The crew had everything needed and they were so involved in ensuring that everyone was fully prepared! The snorkel was great and I loved getting the airdropped photos after our snorkel. The ride back was relaxing and breathtaking. Must do!
Absolutely amazing experience! I would recommend this to everyone and anyone! We saw dolphins early in the trip, and I love how we kept a respectful and safe distance while also ge…
Nicole
April 2021
Great company with knowledgeable staff and excellent, healthy boat snacks. A lot of little details from staff who genuinely care and know A LOT about dolphins.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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