An Experience of a Lifetime

Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter

As I sit down to write this post it is 28 degrees outside and there is snow on the ground.  I am NOT a cold weather fan, so to say that I am dreaming of warmer climates and the feel of sun on my face is a definite understatement!  So, with that in mind, lets take a trip down memory lane to warmer, happier, time and place…..

Last year we took a cruise to the Bahamas on board the Disney Dream, and while we loved everything about the ship itself, one of the most memorable things we did on that trip was in the port of Nassau.  Our excursion of choice that day was a trip out to Blue Lagoon Island

The island itself is beautiful and there are several excursions to choose from.  There is a Sea Lion Encounter, a Dolphin Encounter, a Dolphin Swim or you can just elect to spend a day at their beach.  Your travel agent can help you decide which one works best for your family.  We chose to do the Dolphin Encounter and what an amazing experience it was!

First we were taken by boat out to the island, then we broke off into our respective groups.  After you are given a short training course to educate you about dolphins and their behaviors, they take you down to the docks.  There are lockers there where you can put your things during the encounter.  Then you get to meet your dolphin.  This was Andy

We had a pretty large group, so we actually worked with two dolphins, the other one was still in training and his name was Clarence.  The big group is broken down and you enter the water in smaller groups of about 8 people.  Here you get to ‘pet’ the dolphin, dance with him, feed him, play with him.

 

My husband thought it was quite funny when Andy decided to splash me

We ended our experience with hugs and kisses, and yes, I did kiss the dolphin, right on the lips!

What a special experience it was for my family to get to interact with these special creatures.  This was by far one of the biggest highlights of our trip!  I’d love to help you create amazing family memories like these, just drop me a quick email at michelle@travelwiththemagic.com and lets get started.  Remember, when you book your vacation with me, all my planning services are free!