Being in the wild with the dolphins is like plugging back in to your heart. Meeting, being to being. No personalities, no boundaries, pure presence. Connection. A resonance of oneness many seek through spiritual practice.
Dolphins don’t have a ‘process’. They just simply are. All you need to do, to be the same, is relax. That’s how our holidays are designed, for letting go and blissing out.
After breakfast, lunches packed, we motor or sail out on our catamaran DolphinQuest, through the bay, turn north and look out for fins in the vast expanse of aquamarine waters. Everything depends on the weather and the dolphins. We spot them four out of five days, on average over the season. It’s never guaranteed.
Depending on the dolphins’ mood, they love to slip into the stream at the bow of the boat and can swim with us for a while as we cruise along. We slow to a stop and send a scout in to the waters. Do the dolphins want to hang out?
If yes, we gear up with snorkels, masks and fins, and slip into the water from the wide steps (transoms) at the stern.
Then it’s up to the dolphins how long they stay and play. Our motto is RARE – Relax, Allow, Receive and Enjoy – in and out of the water.
The more confident you are in the water, the better time you’ll have. Practice in a pool with snorkel and mask before you come, if you can.
Relaxing and floating with no tension, with no goal.
Allowing the dolphins to approach on their own terms.
Receiving the dolphins with open hearts.
Enjoying the gift of this moment in time.
Excited adults get into the water to swim with the dolphins and awestruck, amazed ‘children’ come out. This is way beyond fun. Welcome back your innocence.
Listen to your boat captain and dolphin guide at all times. Do not walk with fins. Always have ‘one hand for the boat’ to steady yourself .
You are a guest, the ocean is the dolphins’ home.
We do not reach out and touch the dolphins. It’s a matter of respect.
Of course we do not feed them. They are very good at feeding themselves.