Dolphin Research Center and Florida Keys Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Key West

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Tour description provided by Viator

In a small group of no more than 13 travelers, embark on a road trip for the day from Key West. Enjoy sightseeing along the Overseas Highway as you are driven about halfway up the keys to explore the natural splendor and historical man-made wonders. Stop along the way at the Dolphin Research Center, Bahia Honda State Park entrance, the National Key Deer Refuge, and more. Learn the history, culture, ecology, and legends of the Florida Keys from your energetic and passionate local tour guide. 
HIGHLIGHTS • Dolphin Research Center • 7-Mile Bridge • Bahia Honda State Park • National Key Deer Refuge • Blue Hole • Bat Tower - R.I.P. September 10, 2017 • Maximum 13 passengersDepart from Key West at 9am in a comfortable, air-conditioned, 15-passenger van. Travel over 20+ bridges on the Overseas Highway. Your driver is a local guide who will entertain you with stories and facts with a headset microphone to make sure you can hear. Feel free to ask questions and point out wildlife or sights along the way. Bottled water, sodas, and snacks are provided en route.View the original Seven Mile Bridge as you travel over the modern 7-mile replacement. Once it was the longest bridge in the world, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next, visit the the Dolphin Research Center, which houses and cares for dolphins that can't survive in the wild. Enjoy an orientation of this working research facility. Watch a feeding, attend a short informational live seminar, or relax in the shade and watch the dolphins swim around. Enjoy a made-to-order picnic lunch at Bahia Honda State Park, with your choice of sandwiches or tacos. Walk up the iconic Bahia Honda Bridge and view the luminescent Florida Keys water and Bahia Honda's world-famous beaches.Stop by the National Key Deer Refuge, where you might get lucky and see wildlife in their natural habitat at the Blue Hole. As we explore the wildlife refuge, we keep a vigilant lookout for the endangered Key Deer, miniature deer that live only on Big Pine Key. You will arrive back in Key West around 3:30pm.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included