Swimming with dolphins in Puerto Rico, why not?
I have always adored Puerto Rico because of its natural scenery, diverse cultures, and lovely people. This summer, make your dream come to life by a chance to swim with lovely dolphins in Puerto Rico.
I, myself, have always been fascinated by the ocean and its creatures, especially dolphins. Dolphins are on the top of the most intelligent animals on Earth, and they’re super playful!
Without further ado, let’s jump right into our today’s article.
Swimming with Dolphins in Puerto Rico
Swimming with captive dolphins from Sea World? No. Here in Puerto Rico, you will have the chance to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitats.
Imagine ending up in some sort of aquarium one day when you’re supposed to be living in the ocean, free to swim around, discover things, and just go anywhere you want.
Even though some people claim that training dolphins to do tricks would prevent them from being bored in captivity and keep them in shape, some tricks like letting a human standing on one dolphin’s face can cause serious injuries to the animal.
Dolphins in captivity are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.
There are a few spots you can check out if you want to experience swimming with dolphins in Puerto Rico, like Puerto Vallarta. You can check out Vallarta Adventures for more information.
When swimming with dolphins in Puerto Rico, you’ll have a better chance to truly understand this beautiful creature. Another big question is, what are the impacts you have on dolphins and vice versa when being around them?
Well, it is hard to say, but it mostly depends on the density of people around them. Dolphins often spend the nights offshore as they hunt for food, and come back at dawn to rest and sleep.
If you choose to take Vallarta Adventures, you will be offered breakfast on board as your tour guide provides you with information about the biology and behaviors of dolphins. After you have spotted signs of dolphins, a hydrophone will be used to hear their sounds and communication.
Before that, the dolphins are very likely to make contact with your boat by swimming around the boat. If they don’t want you to be around, they will swim away.
Now that everything is ready, put on your snorkeling mask and swim!
This dolphins encounter is designed for strong swimmers who want to float, twist, and swim alongside the dolphins as if you were a part of the pod.
Remember, swimming with dolphins in Puerto Rico requires you to be strong and healthy as it can be very exhausting.
The boat will stop near where the dolphins are, so you can jump in and swim with them. They will not stay in one place, which means you will have to get back on the boat, and the driver will follow the dolphins so you can swim with them again.
Don’t expect them to do tricks as they are wild dolphins. If it’s too tiring to keep up with the pod, you can come back on board after a few good swims.
When to Go
This tour is held all year round, and you’re guaranteed to have your money back if you don’t see dolphins. However, you wouldn’t want to come all the way here without seeing those beautiful ocean mammals, right?
My suggestion is to choose the dry season as the weather is more pleasing, the sea is calmer, which makes it easier to spot dolphins.
As I have mentioned above, dolphins will return to shore at dawn after spending the night looking for food. This is the time when they rest and “sleep.” If the dolphins don’t want you around, you’ll know it. They will not be making any contact with you, and most likely to swim away.
How much does it cost to swim with wild dolphins?
April to November: $68 for adults and $43 for kids at the age of 4-11. Kids under 4 are free. This pays for everything, including the boat ride, snorkeling equipment, and snacks.
December to March: $72 for adults and $48 for kids at the age of 4-11. Kids under 4 are free.
Swimming with dolphins in Puerto Rico is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot miss when visiting The Island of Enchantment.
It is an incredible feeling to be a part of the pod for a few minutes to know about their biology and habitats, as well as behaviors towards humans. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to hear them communicate with each other underwater!
Last but not least, if you have any questions, feel free to comment down below. Thank you for reading.