Key West, Florida, is a popular vacation destination known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich history. However, keep an eye on Key West’s clear waters, and you might be lucky enough to spot magnificent sea creatures, including dolphins. 

One of the top activities for travelers visiting Key West is dolphin watching. With crystal clear waters and a diverse array of marine life, Key West is the perfect place to spot dolphins in their natural habitat. The team at Compass Realty is here to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Key West. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Key West dolphin tours that will help you create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour

Fury is one of the best tour operators in Key West, and their Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Tour is one of their most popular tours. This tour combines the excitement of dolphin watching with the opportunity to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Key West. Starting on a spacious catamaran, you’ll look out for dolphins swimming and playing in the wild. Next, the boat also stops at a coral reef where you can jump in the water and explore the colorful underwater world.

Dolphin Watch, Reef Snorkel, & Sunset Cruise

This three-and-a-half-hour tour features dolphin watching, reef snorkeling, and a cruise with fabulous sunset views. With three exciting activities in one tour, you’ll have a wonderful time out on the water in Key West. During the sunset cruise portion of the tour, guests are treated to free beer and soft drinks as they watch the sun dip below the horizon, taking in spectacular views of Key West’s famous sunsets.

Key West Glass Bottom Boat Tour

On this tour, you’ll climb aboard the Ocean Vue, a small high-speed hydrofoil vessel with a glass bottom window, and go dolphin watching and snorkeling. The boat’s glass bottom makes this tour very unique, allowing guests to spot dolphins, and other sea life, below the water’s surface. Unlike most glass bottom boats, the Ocean Vue is built for speed and can reach up to 50 miles per hour. 

All The Above Tour

For those looking for a full-day tour with dolphin watching in Key West, check out Honest Eco Tours’ All The Above Tour. This six-hour tour includes kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, and a dolphin search with a biologist as your guide in Key West National Wildlife Refuge (KWNWR). You’ll likely see more than just dolphins on your trip, as KWNWR is home to a wide range of fascinating fish, birds, and plants.

Accommodations in Key West

A vacation home rental in Key WestNo matter which tour you choose, a dolphin watching tour is a must-do activity during a vacation in Key West. If you need a place to stay during your trip to Key West, consider Compass Realty, we offer a wide range of vacation rentals throughout Key West. Our rentals are located in the best areas of Key West, so you’ll be close to all the top attractions, restaurants, and beaches.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with a large group, our lodging options in Key West can accommodate your needs. Please book your stay with us online or call 305-292-1881 to speak with a reservationist.