Key West has many activities and wild dolphins viewing is one of them. If you are looking to swim and touch a trained dolphin you will need to drive to the upper keys. Here are list of other activities you can do while in Key West if driving is too far for you.
Ernest Hemingway House, 907 Whitehead Street, . 9AM-5PM daily. Hemingway lived and wrote here for a decade. He also raised cats, the descendants of which still roam the grounds and have extra toes. $12. edit
Restless Native Charters, (Key West bight marina at historic waterfront seaport), ☎ 305-394-0600, . Luxury sailing catamaran for sail/dive, sunset sails, private partys, weddings/proposals. Upscale food and drink and a great adventure on the water. edit
Dolphin Tours (Dolphin Safari), 7001 Shrimp Rd, Key West, FL 33040, ☎ 800-667-5524, . An absolutely wonderful private boat tour to snorkel and dolphins sightings. Capt. Gary is the best! edit
Are there places to swim with dolphins near Key West? The simple answer is no, but with a little effort on your part, you can swim with the dolphins in the Upper Keys, about 2 hour car ride each way. So there are places to swim with dolphins near Key West Florida. The drive from Key West to Islamorada is really wonderful and with a lot of things to see along the ride, including the 7 mile bridge,
We know many of our Key West guests don’t rent a car and feel a little frustrated that they can not come to the Upper Keys, Islamorada. Transportation options are little limited if you don’t have a rent a car. Hopefully we can help you if you don’t have transportation, we do have a Private Van service for $300 per group round trips will pick you up from any hotel, B&B or private residence in Key West. The group size is from 1 to 6 persons. So there really is no excuse if you really want to do this with the dolphins.
Now for those that drive from the mainland to Key West, you can stop in Islamorada on your way to Key West or your way back to South Florida. You just need to plan the extra time, about 3 – 4 hours. Then you can be on your way to Key West or back home in Miami.
We know Key West is a popular destination and hope to have you participate in one of our trained dolphin programs.