When you get back from your trip to the Bahamas, you’re going to be asked one thing by friends and family members, and you’re going to get asked it again and again:
“Did you swim with the dolphins?”
You don’t want to disappoint them with an answer in the negative, of course, but more importantly you shouldn’t disappoint yourself by missing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Dolphins are among the world’s smartest creatures, which is only one of the reasons they make such fascinating swimming companions. But you already knew that, and now you’re looking for how to swim with the dolphins. Here’s a brief guide so you don’t have to disappoint your family and friends when you get back home.
Find a Dolphinarium Near You
One of your best bets on Grand Bahama Island is to visit UNEXSO (the Underwater Explorers Society) and check out their available times for Dolphin swimming. This is a great solution for many people because UNEXSO handles everything, providing you with a ferry from Port Lucaya to Sanctuary Bay, the home of their dolphin lagoon. Generally, you should expect to find the times to be some time during the day, which is ideal for vacationers who want to get out of the hotel room and experience some of the nature the Caribbean has to offer.
You can go exploring for other Dolphinariums in the area, as well, but be sure that you leave enough time to plan in advance. Generally you won’t need to set up any advance appointments, but you will need to know which times to go.
Relax and Enjoy!
Swimming with dolphins is actually a fun and easy experience – there’s really nothing to it. It might be a little intimidating because dolphins are so large, but if you listen to your guides, you should have no problems getting along with them, kicking back, and having a little fun.
You’ll get some great pictures out of it and you may even have a story to tell when you get back home – because you know they’re going to ask about the dolphins the second you’re back.