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Safety Tips When Watching Dolphins

Dolphins are lovely creatures. Who doesn’t love them? They are cute, funny, lovely! But they can be dangerous too. Of course, they can be disturbed too.

How can we avoid this? We’ll tell you how! Let’s go ahead and tackle some safety tips when watching dolphins.

Keep an Eye on Them

Watch for dolphins all the time. They are fast swimmers and can “fly” too! You’ll never predict when will they jump on and hit you especially when you are near with them. So, don’t leave your eye on them.

Don’t Even try to touch or feed them

Cute Dolphin
Aww. That’s Cute. 2 Seconds Later…

Don’t ever try to do this without a guide! They can bite or even push you into the water. Take a professional with you to guide you when feeding or touching them.

Watch for their Behavior

Do you find the dolphin’s behavior weird? If yes, then immediately move away. Do this at a slow steady pace to prevent the dolphins from being disturb. A sudden change in their behavior isn’t good and could mean that they are disturbed.

Don’t Get into the Water

It doesn’t matter how cute dolphins are too you. Don’t get into the water with them! This can be done with a professional by your side. But doing this alone can be dangerous.

Trained dolphins aren’t that harmful as untrained ones. Do these things to keep you safe and away from possible injuries when watching lovely dolphins! If you want to make your dolphin watching experience memorable, just follow these tips to make the most of it!


Make sure you read these simple tips before driving your family to the dolphin show. Why do wheels look like going backwards anyway? I’m curious about that. Oh, nevermind.

I hope this helps you. Thanks and I’ll see you next time.



Dolphin Watching Tips: Responsible Ways to Watch Dolphins


Here at Florida Dolphin Watch, we believe that the best ways to have a dolphin experience is to watch them at their natural habitat. While many dolphins in captivity are well-taken cared for by their caretakers, they are still constrained by their surroundings. The interactions they have with humans who feed and play with them can also affect their wellbeing and ability to survive in the wild if they get the chance to go back to the oceans where they came from.

One of the best ways to help dolphin and wildlife conservation efforts is to promote responsible dolphin watching activities and behaviors. Here are some simple ways to do that:

Choose the right tour operators

Look for dolphin watching tour operators that support ethical practices. Preferably, find those that advocate conservation efforts and not just see the tours as purely business. They should equally be invested in protecting the dolphins from irresponsible behaviors during the tours. With the trip

Support knowledgeable guides

Find skippers or tour guides who are knowledgeable about dolphins. A good dolphin watching experience is when you get off the boat knowing more about dolphins than when before you started with the trip. These are the kind of people and business that you would want to put your money into.

Verify affiliations

There are some operators who may not be honest or straightforward when citing affiliations. Some just put names of trusted organizations even if they are not bona fide members. If you want to confirm such memberships, make time to check the websites of the organizations cited to see if the tour operator is listed.

Take note of irresponsible practices

Observe the skipper’s behaviors when moving towards sighted dolphins. The least you can do is to take note of irresponsible behaviors that could potentially put dolphins at risk so you can make a report to the proper authorities after your tour.

Be more selective during peak season

Avoiding the crowd during the peak season could also mean missing out on the many sightings you can have during that period. One of the downsides of the busy season is that some tour operators become short-handed when it comes to fielding their most knowledgeable and experienced crews. They may resort to allowing less responsible skippers or guides to handle tours to accommodate the influx of tourists. The best thing you can do is to be more selective in picking an operator to ensure that you do not become part of unethical dolphin watching activities or practices.


About us

Florida Dolphin Watch is a group of individuals who share a passion for dolphin and dolphin watching. We are "chasing dolphins" not only for the satisfaction of seeing them in the wild. We also advocate ethical ways of participating in this activity and wish to bring attention to the benefits of supporting efforts that help in wildlife conservation. This blog is about dolphin watching and tips that could make this activity more fun and meaningful.

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