Swimming with dolphins is one of many activities that top travelers’ lists. There is much scrutiny about how the dolphins are treated while living outside of their natural habitat, and many travelers are joining up about not supporting these dolphin activities or agencies that offer them.
What about swimming with dolphins within their natural habitat?
With UNEXSO at Grand Bahama Island, you can do just that.
Through UNEXSO, you will be taken on a boat into the ocean and enter a protected lagoon area where the water is calm and the dolphins live. There is no pool! This is the ocean. Where you stand to observe, UNEXSO has built a dock so the dolphins don’t come too close to shore and shallow water.
When I visited the dolphins and still now, UNEXSO only allows 6 people at one time to play with the dolphins. There are 4 times to visit them per day and 4 options of how to interact with them that you can find via the UNEXSO website.
I chose the Close Encounter package for $85 where I was able to swim with two dolphins in the ocean, get a kiss, take pictures and feed them. They love their fish!
When I first heard about how bad swimming with dolphins is, my guilt totally struck in as I had done it. But then I realized, I swam with them in the open ocean. If you’re surfing or snorkeling, you have the chance for that to happen as well. The excursion at Grand Bahama Island just knows of their natural habitat and trained professionals know how to communicate with them.
They are so friendly!
If you get a chance to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat, I would recommend it as it is safe for the dolphins and it might be one chance you get to do so…unless you surf a lot where the dolphins live!