1/2 full Maximum. An upscale and up close Eco experience. All great reasons to join the Echo crew on the tropical waters around Key West. See Wild Dolphins hunting, feeding and breeding in their natural habitat. Witness dolphins teaching their babies how to survive. Snorkel shallow water shipwrecks and the reefs with the best conditions. And enjoy some great sailing on the smooth, shallow waters of the Florida Keys.
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A complete Four Hour experience (why rush?) to the Wild Dolphin Playground in the shallow tropical waters off Key West.
Our goal every trip is to:
- Check out Wild Dolphins and other sea-life in their natural habitat, do some stable catamaran sailing.
- and enjoy a shallow snorkeling stop in the clearest, calmest waters that day, for those who wish to get wet.
- Some folks choose to stay dry on this trip and just marvel at the surrounding environment, comfortably seated in the shade with a cool drink.
ECHO trips are famous for…our semi-private seating in the shade or sun, upscale service, stable catamaran sailing, a natural & wild dolphin encounter, about an hour of snorkeling time, personal instruction, premium snorkeling equipment, light food and refreshments, fine beers and wines, and a great cruise back to Key West. And…ECHO is the only sailing catamaran in Key West that does a Wild Dolphin Encounter, so we love to make sailing a great part of every trip.
Catamaran ECHO is always fully stocked with plenty of snacks and refreshments. Included FREE on all our trips:
- Cold soft drinks – bottled spring water
- Crunchy snacks, chips, and cookies to munch on
- Fresh-cut tropical fruit tray, which tastes great after a salty snorkel
- Domestic and imported beers including – Miller Lite, Corona Extra and Heineken (21 yrs & up)
- Our two excellent House Wines, a light oak Chardonnay and a delicious Malbec
- Fresh water shower, Soft trampoline sundeck – the “Black Beach”, Sanitized snorkel equipment, Shaded and sunny seating, Cabin with restroom, Stereo sound with “Sirius” Satellite Radio, VHF radio & cell phone communication, and the local knowledge of a great Captain and Crew.
- Substitutions as needed
Mother nature makes every trip truly unique, but we see Wild Dolphins twice a day, all the time. Our Wild Dolphin friends live full time around Key West. Other dolphins migrate, but these dolphins stay here their whole life, generation after generation. Many times, when we sail toward a pod of our local Wild Dolphins, but maintain a respectful distance from them (and the power boats that sometimes surround them) the dolphins will take a sharp turn and make a beeline for ECHO, and start to swim along side the boat at the same speed. We love when that happens, and it happens very often.
We always give Wild Dolphins their personal space and follow the laws that protect them and their babies. So in return, we get to see them swim along side the boat or sometimes just go about their daily dolphin business. A typical dolphin day includes lots of hunting & feeding together as a team, playing, jumping and competing with each other, mating on the surface and also teaching their babies how to hunt and survive. If it happens in a Wild Dolphin’s world, we eventually see it. We enjoy being with Wild Dolphins without interfering with their natural habits that they depend on every day for their survival. We always run our trips in accordance with the marine mammal protection act, and we always have a fantastic time!
We love to snorkel shallow coral reefs, shipwrecks and giant sponge gardens, wherever Mother Nature gives us the best clear & calm conditions that day. We know many sheltered spots that other boats can’t get into. We always strive for the best conditions and provide excellent snorkeling equipment that is individually fitted to each passenger.
Get wet, or watch the snorkelers and sea life while relaxing on our soft sun deck “the black beach”, dry snorkeling, or lounge in our comfortable shaded seats with a cold beverage.
A great cruise back to Key West – As always, sailing as much as possible
After a salty snorkel, enjoy a fresh water shower, a cool tropical fruit tray, crunchy snacks & nuts, assorted soft drinks and bottled spring water. As we cruise back to Key West, relax and sip on one of our excellent wines, or on one of our three domestic & imported ice cold beers. Keep an eye open! We constantly see big turtles popping up, tropical fish jumping and even manta and eagle rays jumping right out of the water. It’s different every day, and we love it that way. We see the shallow water wildlife that power boats tend to miss.
You can reserve regular semi-private half full seats or you may also book a Private Charter. Our private charters are priced so that as few as 2 people can go privately for that special occasion, or your whole group can have the boat to themselves. Click here to see our private charter page.
Since 1989, thousands of people have returned saying that a day trip on Catamaran ECHO was the best part of their Key West vacation! We work hard to hear you say the same thing.
See you soon! Capt. ‘Tortuga’ Tom
To Protect Wild Dolphins and to keep them living around Key West, ECHO is happy to strictly follow the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act that instructs us not to even attempt to touch, feed, chase, dive in to swim with, or in any other way harass Wild Marine Mammals. Let’s keep them healthy, WILD and swimming around Key West!