Life In Belize – Playing With Dolphins
Having lived on Ambergris Caye for almost 11 years now, I have had the blessing of seeing so many beautiful things in nature that i would not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience. I spend allot of time on and in the water which is what drew me and my wife to Ambergris Caye Belize. Every experience on the water is unique and you never know what you’ll see.
I’ve swam right in the midst of groups of manatees where you’d least expect to see them. I’ve had dolphins come right up to me in the water while snorkeling, sharks sea turtles and really too much to recount. However the other day while venturing out on a trip to Turneffe Atoll for a day of fishing I had another first. I’ve seen pods of Dolphins before, and I’ve seen them get playful when they see a boat. This time was unique though. As we were easing along taking in the beauty of so many dolphins, I noticed that they were getting super close to the boat. In fact at times it sounded as they would bump it with their tails. They kept playing on all sides of us, some showing off their acrobatic skills on the sides of the boat and others seemed like they were making a game of racing the boat. They kept surfacing right in front of the boat while it was moving so my son along with my buddy decided to try to touch one. Success! It seemed like the dolphin wanted to touch them too and bumped right into their hands. After a bit we decided to move on and started away quickly, well the dolphins wanted to race and showed off just how quick and acrobatic they really are. Check out the video I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. (Sorry it was shot with a phone so not the best quality picture.)
Life in Belize, it doesn’t get much better than this!!