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What to Expect on a Dolphin Watching Tour

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Few excursions are as awe inspiring as a dolphin watching tour. The lovable creatures provide hours of entertainment as they swim alongside your vessel. Kauai Sea Tours in Eleele, Hawaii, offers several opportunities to soak up the natural beauty of Kauai’s Na Pali coast. Below, they explain what you can expect to experience on one of their boat tours.

What Will You See on a Dolphin Watching Tour?

1. Scenic Beauty

As you embark on your tour, your guide will acclimate you to your surroundings. Traveling through the deep blue ocean water, you’ll see cliffs, waterfalls, and sea caves as you learn about local legends and historical facts. Dolphins are naturally attracted to the wake caused by a moving vessel and usually make an appearance for close-up viewing. Kauai Sea Tours provides delicious meals on your trip, so you won’t have to worry about running out of energy.

2. Different Types of Dolphins

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The waters surrounding Kauai are home to four types of dolphins. The Pacific bottlenose is small, curious, and highly intelligent. Rough-toothed dolphins have long beaks and conical heads and are fast, powerful swimmers. Spotted dolphins are avid bow riders, leaping through the air alongside boats, and spinners perform acrobatic ballets with twirls and jumps.

3. Other Marine Life

In addition to dolphins, you may also catch a glimpse of some of the other animal life that call Kauai home. Whales, seals, and rays are all visible in certain areas surrounding the island. The likelihood of seeing them depends on the time of year and the location of the marine life in relation to your boat.

If you’re planning a trip to Eleele, Hawaii, add a dolphin watching tour to your list of Kauai activities. Kauai Sea Tours, voted number one in boat tours on the island, provide the opportunity to view majestic sights and playful sea creatures on their regular catamaran and raft excursions. To book your outing call (808) 335-5309.

Why Do Dolphins Swim Alongside Catamarans?

If you find yourself taking a catamaran tour of the Na Pali coast while visiting Kauai the odds that you’ll be followed by dolphins is very high. Dolphins in Kauai may swim along catamaran boats for a variety of reasons. One reason can be that the dolphins are drawn to the boats because they associate them with food, as they may have been fed by humans in the past.

Another reason is that the dolphins are simply curious and want to investigate the boats. Additionally, the dolphins may be attracted to the boats because they provide a form of shelter from predators or other hazards in the ocean.

But believe it or not, many times the dolphins are simply following the boats for fun or to play in their wake.

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