In addition to being the first wild dolphin tour on the island, Dolphin Watch™ has been working hard to deliver the best dolphin experience on the island since 1986 but it doesn’t take thirty years in the industry to know that to be the best dolphin tour, the first thing you have to do is find the dolphins!
Like anything, great performance starts with good preparation and making the right decisions. We set ourselves up for success by focusing on the fundamentals and the details.
Excellent Vantage point for Captain and guests
The first thing you’ll notice when you see our customized boat, Patty C., is how high up the captain sits, this birds eye view coupled with a powerful set of binoculars gives us a huge advantage on those days where the dolphins are elusive.
We operate a quick powerboat. Patty C. combines the best of two worlds when it comes to a dolphin tour boat, she has the roominess of a catamaran sailboat with her 14’ width, but sailing can be too slow when finding dolphins is the priority, so the sail rig was removed over twenty years ago and the power of her engines was increased, so we can cover the needed ground to find the dolphins. Learn more about Patty C.
4 hour trips mean we take it seriously
We are a power boat that departs from Old Town Key West, we run 4 hour trips and our name is Dolphin Watch… We could offer 3 hour trips, and run them three times a day instead of twice, we just don’t think they’d be as good, so we don’t.
We trained hard, and our crew run these trips for a living. We take pride in what we do, we are out there for our guests and for the dolphins. Learn more about our crew.
If we don’t find dolphins on your trip, we will issue you stand by passes so that you can come out with us again for free.