Does your family love animals? Have you always wanted to get up close to different animal species? Well, dolphins are one of the best creatures to be near. You can easily spend time in a boat next to them in the water. Or you can enter the water to swim alongside them. Whether your family wants to swim with dolphins or simply see dolphins, your options are endless. So, why not plan an amazing dolphin family vacation on National Dolphin Day?
Brazil is a large country, and it is possible to see dolphins out in the water from the shoreline. But if your family truly wants to spend a lot of time with the dolphins, you must venture out to Fernando de Noronha Island. This island is where the Fernando de Noronha Marine Park is located. It is a premier diving destination complete with a plethora of marine life. The world’s largest pod of spinner dolphins is said to live in this area. While an exact count is unknown, it is thought to be close to ten thousand dolphins. The best time to see the dolphins in this area is between the months of August and November and January and March.
Everyone always seems to have a bucket list of things to do when they take a family vacation in New Zealand. But if your family happens to be in Kaikoura, you must make sure a swim with the dolphins is on your list. Dusky dolphins spend their time in the water in Kaikoura. Some of the dolphin pods have one hundred of these creatures, while others have one thousand. One of the best things about swimming with dolphins in New Zealand is you can do it year-round.
The archipelago of islands that make up the Bahamas are perfect when you want to swim with dolphins. There are numerous tour operators that will take your family out to see the dolphins. You can even book an adventure on one of the islands where you can swim with the dolphins and have your picture taken with them. One of the best parts of seeing dolphins in the Bahamas is you see many different species. The species you will see the most include spinner, bottlenose, striped, and spotted. This is another destination where dolphins can be seen year-round.
The Galapagos Islands are another travel bucket list destination. Your family will be thrilled with the fact you can all swim with dolphins and even dive with them during your visit. The best islands to do these activities include Isabella, Darwin, and Wolf and you can visit them year-round to see the dolphins. The dolphins your family will see the most include bottlenose and common, but you may also see spinners and spotted during your vacation.
The Hawaiian Islands have dolphins swimming in the water all year long, but the winter months can bring more to the area. This is an excellent vacation destination if you want to see bottlenose, spinner, and spotted dolphins. The best places to see dolphins in shallow water is the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. However, every island offers tours where you can get up to close to these magnificent creatures.
There is plenty of marine life in The Azores. Heading out on a boat or for a swim will have you seeing some type of mammal. Common and bottlenose dolphins are the types of dolphins you will see the most during your vacation in The Azores. While you can see dolphins here at any time of the year, they will quickly be out of sight if an orca or false killer whale arrives in the nearby water.
These are some of the best destinations to swim with or see dolphins for National Dolphin Day. There are many others though, so I can easily help you plan a trip to any destination that offers opportunities for your family to either see or swim with dolphins.
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