Eco-Friendly Travel - Whale and Dolphin Watching

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Watching whales or dolphins is often an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience. Whale and dolphin watching trips should be calm, controlled, and guided by a deep concern for the animals’ well-being and safety.

 

GENERAL DO'S AND DON’T'S:

SIGNS OF AGITATION IN WHALES AND DOLPHINS:

SWIMMING WITH WHALES AND DOLPHINS:

Whale and dolphin behavior is not thoroughly understood. Experts advise that it is best to observe and appreciate the animals without entering the water to protect yourself and the animals.Participating in whale watching programs helps to protect whales by raising awareness about them and providing income to local people. Be sure to find out about local laws and regulations as they may differ from these general guidelines. VIEWING GUIDELINES Never chase or herd whales or dolphins. Operate your boat in a predictable manner.

For example:

IN THE “VIEWING ZONE”:

WHEN WHALES OR DOLPHINS APPROACH:

If whales or dolphins approach, maintain your course and continue dead slow or stop, leaving the engines to run in neutral.

 

DOLPHINS AND BOW RIDING:

Do not drive through groups of dolphins to encourage them to ride the bow wave—not all dolphins will want to bow-ride and many will find it stressful. If dolphins approach to ride the bow wave, maintain course and speed or slowly stop and let them pass. 

CAUTION—LET WHALES OR DOLPHINS KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. Always keep the boat engine running even when drifting. This is for your safety as well as the animals’. Whales have been known to collide with boats under sail.

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