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Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West
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Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West

By Dolphin Safari Charters
About
Sandbar is a perfect beachside retreat located in the middle of the ocean. With its crystal clear water and white sand, you'll be able to enjoy an ultimate beach escape. Plus, it's a great place for kinds because it is shallow enough to swim safely and explore marine life!
from
AU$224.95
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water, juices, sodas, snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Paddle board
What's not included
  • Captain's gratuity


Start:
  • The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West, 7001 Shrimp Rd, Naval Air Station Key West, FL 33040, USA
    Free guest parking available. Meeting point: "The Salty Oyster" Pool Bar. For the Fast Check-in please complete one e-waiver per person: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/cojhygrbx2r81evplcsp52/web/
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 362955P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West?
    Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West price starts from AU$226.52. Discover and book Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West cancellation policy?
    Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West?
    Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West is hosted by Dolphin Safari Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Dolphin Safari Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Sandbar Boat Trip in Key West on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 362955P4

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    • Dolphin Safari Charters
      1,017
      Key West, United States
      Joined in April 2010
    • FamilyFromNorth
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dolphin and Snorkel Fun!
      Thanks to previous reviews, I booked this tour company for The dolphin watch and we also booked the sandbar tour. I called with a few questions and Alexandra answered all my questions.....she was so friendly and helpful! We had Captain Melanie for this tour and she was awesome. We saw plenty of dolphins and she took us to a great place to snorkel. I was so happy to also have booked the sandbar tour...both such great experiences. This company is top notch! Thank you for making our trip to Key West so enjoyable!
      Written 11 May 2024
    • amywY1941UF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private paradise
      We had a great experience with just 1 other couple. Our captain, Eddy, made sure we had the perfect afternoon! The sand and ocean was beautiful. I will not hesitate to book again if we return to key west!!
      Written 9 May 2024
    • w0dem
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Big risk and last min cancelling
      Really horrible management and they will cancel your tour when you arrive by their boat ... Big risk to your trip and not reliable!
      Written 19 April 2024
    • cindylS3528EJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dolphins, Snorkeling and Boat Ride!
      Loved the Dolphin Safari. Had some very close interaction with a group of dolphins and great snorkeling. We enjoyed the boat ride too. A great experience all around!
      Written 8 March 2024
    • janetsV9952HU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much beautiful wildlife on the sandbar trip!
      I went on the sandbar trip with Captain Tim. It was FABULOUS! We saw sooooo much wildlife and Tim was so knowledgeable! It was a little chilly that day so Tim made sure we went to a sandbar that we could get out of the water and explore a small beach. During the trip we saw birds, stingrays, sharks and turtles. If you are on the fence about booking- don’t be! Book this trip! It was peaceful and such a great value. I felt like I was really experiencing the waters of the keys like the locals Do. Thank you dolphin safari and Tim!!
      Written 2 February 2024
    • SummerW05
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must-do in Key West!
      So glad we did this, despite the foggy day… Captain Tim was very accommodating & took us to several sights we enjoyed. Sadly did not see any dolphins, but we saw nurse sharks, iguanas, & upside-down jellyfish. Also, Tim’s music playlist was perfect for our group and he had great recommendations for other places to visit during our trip! Truly a unique experience & would highly recommend!
      Written 22 January 2024
    • Voyage31390005378
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thank you, Melanie!
      Great morning on the water, Captain Melanie did a wonderful job. We learned a lot and look forward to doing this again!
      Written 4 January 2024
    • Naomi030
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dolphins All Around!
      Captain Melanie was probably the best captain and tour guide I’ve had anywhere (… and not just in Key West!) We are a multigenerational family of 5, ages 3-68 years old. The tour was exactly as we’d hoped and Melanie found us SO MANY DOLPHINS! The memories and videos of our charter will last a lifetime. Thanks for the snacks, beverages and fun music, too. I highly recommend the company (excellent communication during my reservation process) and Captain Melanie!
      Written 20 December 2023
    • Jessica_JOOL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable Experience
      It has always been a dream of mine to see dolphins swimming free and wild in their home the ocean and I had to booked this boat trip whilst I was in Key West hoping to see them and I did 🥹💙🐬… I was nervous getting on a boat but as soon as I meet Melanie our captain I felt so at ease, she’s so warm and great person and incredibly at what she does I instantly felt so calm, safe and excited and she knew so much 🫶🏼🩷. Thank you Melanie for giving me this experience that I will never forget, it was incredible and you were amazing 🫶🏼💙. Loved every moment x
      Written 14 December 2023
    • Marian C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      He’ll give you a trip unforgettable.
      Tim was a great captain and host. Found the dolphins and beautiful place to snorkel. His music was perfect and he was informative.
      Written 5 December 2023
    • V4250TMcindyh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding!
      We had a fantastic time with our Captain Niki. We went Dolphin hunting and were not disappointed! Many sightings including a youngster who playfully flipped upside down for us. Snorkeling was nice too although it was too windy to go to the best spot. Nikki was great all the way through and made us feel welcomed and patiently worked with us on the snorkeling part. She was very knowledgeable and she communicated with other captains to find the best dolphin sightings. We will be black!
      Written 18 November 2023
    • 730millies
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time on the water
      We had a wonderful afternoon on the water with Tim. He gave us a great tour around the island with bits of information about various sites. I hoped to see a manatee and Tim was kind to patiently look. Success! We stopped at a sandbar to swim for a bit. I highly recommend this !
      Written 20 October 2023
    • Charlotte T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best evening eco-tour ever
      Captain Eddie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Awesome waterways knowledge Natural history buff, world traveler and great storyteller Kind and funny All around great guide and captain Adult daughter and I took a 415 pm “dolphin watch.” Frankly, we just wanted to be out on the water. No expectations. (We’re lucky to have seen lots of wild dolphins bf). If you love nature, and want a more nuanced, detailed narrative about the waters around Key West, you MUST do Dolphin Safari and request Capt. Eddie. If you want a fun, low-key, small group snorkeling, boating, dolphin and sea-life spotting experience, try a Dolphin Safari trip with Capt. Eddie. We were incredibly lucky: saw sea turtles, plenty of fish, a shark, cormorants, etc , learned cool things about sea grass and sponges, AND as sun was about to set, Eddie zipped us over to a spot he knows where a dolphin pod appeared as if on cue👏👏. We watched from a resptful distance. AND, the photo opps are stunning. Towards the end of our trip we were straddled by a glorious sunset in the west and a fantastic brewing rainstorm cloud towards the east. What a great ride:) Best water-ways eco tour we have ever had!
      Written 11 September 2023
    • mari_llep
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect dolphin tour
      We did à private tour with our family of four but otherwise the maximum is 6 people on the boat which is perfect. Nice tour with à great change of seeing dolphins playing in there natural habitat. Visiting à sandbank in the middle of the sea and seeing the most beatifull sunset ever. Captain Jim was the perfect host.
      Written 11 August 2023
    • cl_mentbJ7080RL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful experience all around
      Nice dolphins and snorkeling, incredible waters, amazing sandbar and sightseeings. A big thanks to Melanie for taking us around!
      Written 10 August 2023
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    Alex R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Absolutely loved our sandbar tour with Captain Tim! Extremely comfy boat and SO much fun! Great few hours out in perfect weather. Dolphin Safari made everything super easy from check in with free parking to being flexible with what we wanted to do for the day (your sandbar visits will depend on the weather and tide). The boat was well stocked with sodas and waters and had a few snacks, but we were also able to bring our own booze!

    Highly recommend and would def book again!
    Written 8 September 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Hi Alex, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! 😃 We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on the sandbar tour with Captain Tim. It sounds like you had a perfect day out on the water in great weather, and we're delighted that you found our services easy and accommodating. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back on board for another unforgettable adventure! 🌊🚤🐬
    Written 13 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Rick E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Family
    Great cruise, amazing views, plenty of dolphin sightings. Enjoy a few drinks while playing in the ocean on a sandbar approx. 6 miles out!!!!!
    Got to see a big crab shell with the crab in it, and a big conch shell with the conch.
    Captain James was amazing!!!!!!!!!
    Highly recommended
    Written 29 July 2023
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    Hello 114ricke, Thank you so much to share such an amazing experience! Sounds like you had a blast on your cruise! Dolphin sightings, drinks in the ocean, and crab and conch encounters — Captain James is great to make the trip unforgettable! 🚢🐬🍹 Looking forward to have you back soon 🩵
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Selena P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Family
    Jeff was great! Very friendly and accommodating to all our needs. The boat ride was smooth and snacks were available.
    Written 29 July 2023
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    Hi Selena, We appreciate your nice words about your trip! We are really glad that you enjoyed your adventure guided by Captain Jeff! Come back to see us during your next Key West vacation! 🩵
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Cleve P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    Captain Melanie was awesome!
    Took us to a beautiful little sand bar ten miles west of Key West!! Absolutely memorable! Weather was perfect and the company was awesome!
    Written 23 April 2024
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    Robin W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Family
    Absolutely amazing day! We did the morning boat trip. This trip is perfect for smaller groups and families. We had a relaxing day snorkeling and even saw a few dolphins!
    Written 26 July 2023
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    Hello Robin, Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with us! It means a lot to know that you had a fantastic day! We can't wait to welcome you back soon!
    Written 15 August 2023
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    JoeM
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    Come see a part of Key West that very few people know about. The sand bars are a hidden gem. I live here full time, and have just recently discovered the beauty and remoteness of the sand bars/islands. I've see a lot of charter companies come and go. But Dolphin Safari has been around for a long time. Quality boats, equipment and knowledgeable captains. I had family coming to town, so I wanted to do something new. My excursion with Captain James was a great day. We spent lots of time at a beautiful sand bar, took a nice tour, and made it home in time for happy hour!
    This was a highlight day for both myself and guests.
    Written 28 May 2023
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    Hello Joe, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your incredibly positive review of our sandbar tour! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us. Your kind words about our tour truly warmed our hearts. We strive to provide families with unforgettable moments, and it's wonderful to know that we succeeded in creating cherished memories for you and your loved ones. Your appreciation for our dedicated staff means the world to us. We will definitely share your kind words with the entire team, as they and Captain James especially, will be thrilled to know their passionate work is being recognized. Thank you again for choosing us and for sharing your glowing review. We genuinely appreciate your support and recommendation. It was our absolute pleasure to have you and your family aboard, and we hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future. From Dolphin Safari with 🩵
    Written 29 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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