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6 night Snorkeling with Wild Dolphin cruise to Bimini, itinerary.
The Dream Team offer you the best, and the most frequent wild dolphin encounters in the world. Our participants say . . . There is no competition! We must stress that all our dolphin swimming are with wild dolphin, therefore we cannot predict specific times or length of swim with dolphin encounters. These details are left entirely to the dolphins. However here is a rough guide to a typical week.
The Dolphin Dream departs from West Palm Beach Florida and travels to Bimini Bahamas. The nearest airport is Palm Beach International (PBI), about 20 minutes from the boat. The biggest airport is Miami (MIA), about 2 hours from boat. Boarding time is 3pm to 7pm on the departure day, and the boat departs for the Bahamas at 10pm. On our return date, disembarkation is around 10:30am.
Saturday, board the vessel "Dolphin Dream" between 3.00pm-7.00pm. Time to unpack, and familiarize yourself with your floating home for the week. Dinner will be served onboard, then an orientation will be given on emergency procedures and information to ensure you get the fullest enjoyment from of your adventure. We depart Palm Beach late Saturday evening for our overnight cruise to 'The Bahama Islands'.
Wake up to breakfast in the beautiful Bahamas. As soon as Bahamas customs and immigration open at 9.00am your captain will get the paperwork completed, soon after we are on our way. This morning we south toward Great Issac and Bimini islands, where the our friendly family of wild Dolphins live. Afternoon be ready to snorkel with dolphin, if we come across playful spotted or bottlenose dolphin at anytime. The snokeling encounter length is entirely up to the dolphins. Encounters have been known to last from a few minutes to several hours.
The water depth here is between 25-35ft(8-11m). The water temperature ranges from mid to high 80's(27c) in summer.. The water is mostly crystal clear with a white sandy bottom. From the deck the scenic stripes of turquoise saffire and azure blue meander across the surface of the ocean. This phenomenal setting adds to the magic of the amazing dolphin encounters. In the evening we anchor up in a calm safe area for dinner and overnight. Stargazing is another wonderful pastime to enjoy during your nights onboard.
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We start our days with breakfast around 8AM. We essentially spent the night in the dolphin grounds but we have to drive and look around for the exact location of the Dolphins. As yesterday we will swim with the dolphins when they come to play. We usually find a pod of dolphins around 10Am, some days we find them immediately and other days we have to look longer. We usually swim with them till around noon or 1pm, then take a lunch break.
The Spotted Dolphins are nocturnal and go in to a rest period in the afternoon, at this time we leave them alone to rest. During the dolphin encounter breaks you can relax and conserve energy, for the next encounter, listen to music, make new friends, sunbath, read, swim, snorkel and scuba diving, on a shallow reef. We look for dolphins again in the afternoon and evening when they are waking back up for their nighttime feeding. Often we will swim with them till sunset and if we're lucky, we may experience a night dolphin encounter, a magical occurrence…The stuff of dreams.
This day goes like the previous days with dolphin snorkeling encounter and fun in the sun! The evening around 6pm we must depart the dolphin grounds and make our way back to Florida
Morning arrival into West Palm Beach Florida, Breakfast will be served this morning as we get ready to clear US Customs. After clearing US Customs return back to our home the marina for your disembarkation, around 10-11.00am.