Monday, January 9, 2012

adventure with dolphins

Saturday I took Yanique to the Dolphin Discovery interactive center, her birthday is tomorrow Tuesday so I managed to get us a pass for both of us... We had a wonderful time!

Dolphins are such amazing and intelligent animals, fun and very strong as well.

We did the Adventure swim program (with 1 dolphin, but since there was only 3 of us, they decided to gives us 2 dolphins instead, even better!), included the following behaviors: petting the dolphins several times, hand shake, dancing, also a boogie board push, a belly swim and a kiss!

They do not allow cameras with the dolphins because they have 3 on site photographer that will take the photos for you and then they want to sell them to you for $25us a photos... I ended up buying two for Yanique at a "bargain" price of $35, but didn't get any of myself...

I still have some photos of before the swim and during the swim as the husband of the lady participating with us was able to take some from far away... here are some of the highlights.

friendly dolphin
taking a dip
close up
Capi & Alma
boogie board push for Yanique
boogie board push for me
dolphin dance
hand shake with Yanique
Dolphin kiss for me
The whole experience was nice but a bit too "staged" for my taste, it is definitely something wonderful to do with kids and for those that will never get to see and pet dolphins in the wild, highly recommended!

Happy Monday!!!

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Happy Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great place to take your little sis! I can imagine she had a super great time!! So nice of you to take her there. Something she will always remember!! ...debbie

bobo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Swimming with the dolphins looks like so much fun!

Even if it is highly staged, but I guess part of that is for the safety of the dolphins too.

Thanks for sharing

Tom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Omg! That looks like soooo much fun!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How fun! I have always wanted to do this! It's so wonderful how much love and joy you are bringing to Yanique's life. You inspire me!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That kind of thing is definitely on my bucket list-- though I'm sorry it felt a bit forced for you. Glad you still enjoyed it though :)
Stopping by from Mingle Monday

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just adore dolphins and LOVED this post!

When I was young (back in the day lol) I used to be a lifeguard and I taught swimming. I was also on a swim team.

I did the BEST dolphin impersonation EVER!!! I can even shoot water through the space in my front teeth lol.

My friends used to call me "Flipper"

This was such a great post!

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