I enjoyed swimming with wild dolphins at Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras
The Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) was established in 1989 with the primary objective being the preservation of Roatan’s natural resources through education and research. RIMS is ideally located for marine study on the northwest coast of Roatan where over 30 miles of fringing and barrier reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, and shoreline are home to an astonishing profusion of life.
The Dolphin Encounter: You’ll walk along a white sandy beach to wade waist-deep into the gin-clear waters of the Caribbean where trained naturalists will give you a personal introduction to a resident dolphin. The trainer will describe the dolphins’ characteristics, anatomy, and behaviors and will give you the opportunity to touch, kiss, and play with a member of this friendly family of marine mammals.
The Dolphin Swim: swimming and snorkeling with our resident pod of dolphins on their terms, with no trained behaviors. Experience what it would be like to be a ‘part of the pod’ in the wild – it’s a thrill you’ll remember for years to come. You’ll be captivated by their natural curiosity, intrigued by their whistles and clicks as they communicate with each other, and delighted to see mothers and their calves swimming side by side.