Dolphin Discovery, Grand Cayman

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This was the excursion I was looking forward to most on our honeymoon cruise.  I wanted to do a dolphin swim on our first cruise but it just didn't work out.  When they were announcing the excursions that would be canceled due to the high winds, I was literally holding my breath.  Luckily, ours was one of the few that didn't get canceled and it ended up being a beautiful day.

We did the dolphin push, pull, and swim which meant that we got to swim with and interact with the dolphins.  I am not even exaggerating when I say this was one of the coolest experiences ever, especially as someone who has loved dolphins for pretty much my whole life.  Josh was a little apprehensive about this at first but was so glad I made him do it.  Our tour was through Dolphin Discovery which is a large organization which has sites all through the Caribbean.  I can not say enough about the amazing people who work there.  The girl we started with gave us a little background about dolphins and a little information about what we would be doing.  She also talked about things we can do to lessen pollution in the oceans.  The guy that we were with while doing our swim and interaction was also fantastic.  He was very patient and great at explaining what we needed to do. I can't remember our dolphins name because it was really weird but she was one of the alpha females and had been with that trainer for 8 years!  She was such a sweetheart and so fun and playful.

Josh and I had so much fun and were actually the only ones to get her to do the bogey board push on the first try, which was awesome.  At the end the trainer told us to splash her a bit to play with her and she came back and splashed all of us, and he did some tricks with her.  Again, I can not even tell you how great this experience was!  I highly recommend doing it, especially at a dolphin discovery property.

There was a turtle farm next door that was included in the excursion but I will talk more about that tomorrow.

(All dolphin photos are professional.  I think it was a great deal.  We got a disk of all of the photos, a USB of all of the photos and 4 printed photos for $99 which was way less then I was prepared to pay). 

This is a Bucket List item: 

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