If you have ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins you have come
to the right place!
Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) are fun loving
sea mammals that are intelligent, friendly, and playful. Wild spotted dolphin
of the Little Bahama Bank enjoy swimming eye to eye with humans. Interacting in
the wild with Spotted Dolphin is spiritually communicating with a highly
intelligent being using body language. Possible they have been trying to
interact with humans for centuries, but it has been only in the past few
decades that humans have started to look at them as intelligent complex
A young dolphin comes racing in to ride the bow wave of the Dolphin Dream. Dolphins of all ages like to ride the pressure waves that are created by
the bow of a moving vessel. We go to the bow in anticipation to see who it is.
Scott identified them as Notcho a young mother and Hali her two year old female
calf. We go to the back deck and put on our masks, fins, and snorkels. Captain
Robin stops the boat and we jump in to see if our friends want to play. The two
dolphins come swimming excitedly around us. Then you makes a free dive down to
the white sand with the dolphins. During the trios decent Notcho picks up a
strand of seaweed with her tail and drops it in front of you. Then you pick it
up and carry it a little way then drop it. Hali comes over and picks it up on
her dorsal fin, she has it for a while then it's Notcho's turn again. They were
playing pass the seaweed game with you.
Snorkeling and free diving with wild dolphin you glide along side
by side. Mimicking each others moves. A few of them will instigate tactile
interaction with humans. They will rub along side of you or touch you with a
fin. Some of these enjoy a gentle rub. Most of the dolphin prefers if you swim
with your arms down at your sides and not reaching out for them. So they can
swim shoulder to shoulder with you. Their eye to eye contact is hypnotic. These
wild spotted dolphins come to play with us of their own free will. There has
never been any feeding, training, or coaxing of any kind. It is a natural
encounter with wild dolphins that are in complete control of the interaction.
They can appear or disappear at anytime. Dolphin encounters can last from a few
minutes to several hours each. The relationship is voluntary based on trust,
play, and curiosity. Very active snorkeling and free diving are good ways to
keep their attention.
You need only a mask, fins, and a snorkel to swim with the dolphins.
Go to a dive shop and get good fitting gear. You want to play with dolphins,
not be worried with a leaky mask or snorkel. If you do not have any experience
snorkeling, you may want to practice before coming on your trip. Try to go to
the pool a couple of times and become comfortable with snorkeling gear. Even a
few minutes of instruction and a little practice can enhance your trip with an
increased skill level. We can provide instruction on the boat if you wish.
To enjoy this trip you will need to be able to manage yourself on a
moving boat, swim, and climb up a ladder to get out of the water.
The Dream Team promotes research and education through observation,
interaction, and play.
Make your dream a reality. Come with us to the Bahamas.