Swim with dolphins, Florida

Swimming with dolphins is not just child’s play, it’s an activity adults also enjoy for the chance to interact with these intelligent creatures. There are a number of locations where you can swim with the dolphins in Florida, in a variety of atmospheres.

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Miami Seaquarium The Miami Seaquarium’s Dolphin Odyssey includes a 15-minute educational presentation followed by 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins. During that time, you may touch, feed and learn to train one. You will also get to swim with one and have the opportunity to take a dolphin ride across the water. The Miami Seaquarium also offers a shorter Dolphin Encounter experience, which includes interacting but not swimming with dolphins.

Discovery Cove, Orlando When you purchase a dolphin swim at Discovery Cove in Orlando, you are getting an entire day’s worth of ocean experiences in 30 acres of marine life and coral reefs. You can take your time learning about the dolphins and wading in their lagoon before or after the 30 minutes of interaction. Discovery Cove also has an optional Trainer For A Day program, which gives you one-on-one instruction and additional access.

Gulf World Marine Park, Panama City Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City beach offers a swim with dolphins program that last for about an hour and a half. The first part is the familiarization with the mammals, which includes learning about the dolphin’s senses. The encounter follows, allowing you time to get up close and interact. At Gulf World Marine Park you will also find alligators, sea lions, stingrays, sharks and turtles. There are also concerts, shows and events.

Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key The purpose of the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Fla., is to aid marine mammals and teach humans to interact with them, so swimming with the dolphins here is a different experience than at other places. You are encouraged to spend the day there, watching the marine life train and seeing the ones being rehabilitated. There are many programs here that allow you to interact with the dolphins. To swim with them you need to purchase the Dolphin Encounter program.

Trinity Bay, Quebec, Canada

Trinity Bay (Baie-Trinité)  is a municipality of Quebec in the Regional Municipality of Comté de Manicouagan on the North Coast. The village was named like that in honor of the Holy Trinity and it has a little more than 450 inhabitants. Located approximately at 721 km from Montreal and 495 km from Quebec City. The main economic activity is forest explotation, followed by the fishing and processing of sea products. It is also famous for its beaches and its thick forest that borders the river St-Laurent. ‘Les Îlets-Caribou and ‘Pointe-des-Monts’ lighthouse (at 10 km from the village) are also part of the municipality of Baie-Trinité. The lighthouse is located where the river becomes gulf; It was built in 1830 and it guided the ships from the Gulf of St-Laurent to Quebec. It was also witness of many shipwrecks. This rocky outcrop is frequented by large marine mammals including the blue whale and the white-sided dolphin.

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If you go in Spring, you can practice a little common type of fisheing where you can pick up all “the caplan that rolls’ as you can. This small silver fish illuminates the waters of the gulf, shimmering in the moonlight.
If you like, you can also spend the night in the old lighthouse keeper’s house, in the house or in a tent. If you’re lucky, you could listen to the night concert of the breaths of whales. And in addition it may be that your concert coincides with the multicolored lights of the boreal auroras in the sky.
Take the Anse-aux-bouleaux trail, you’ll have a beautiful panoramic view and an abundance of cetaceans will be at your fingertips. You can also have a picnic on the edge of St-Laurent.
Here you will find toilets, platform tents, benches and tables, bicycles support and interpretive panels of the environmental place.