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#370497 - 03/13/10 08:22 PM Dolphins  
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What's the best way to increase your chances of seeing a dolphin around Caye Caulker?

#370535 - 03/14/10 10:24 AM Re: Dolphins [Re: New Englander]  
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Get out on the water every day.

#370538 - 03/14/10 10:56 AM Re: Dolphins [Re: Phil]  
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We see them fairly often on the west side of the Island. The last time we were down we got into a group of probably 6-7 about half way up on the North Island. They stayed around the boat for maybe 10 minures.

#370546 - 03/14/10 01:18 PM Re: Dolphins [Re: markw]  
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Windsurf. They come alongside esp. on the west side.

#370552 - 03/14/10 02:11 PM Re: Dolphins [Re: Dane]  
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I've seen about 50 a couple months ago by the Caye Chapel channel. See them often on the west side of the north island. Unfortunately they refuse to post a schedule. The crocs have that same problem.

#370572 - 03/14/10 04:26 PM Re: Dolphins [Re: ron]  
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I've never windsurfed before and don't know how long it takes to learn, though I'd give it a try. Will kayaking do?

I've been anxious to see dolphins in the wild for so many years, but have been unsuccessful so far. Maybe I should phone ahead and let them know I'm coming.

Update: I've been browsing the interwebs and it turns out that dolphins are most active at dawn. That's way too early.

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#370663 - 03/15/10 05:29 PM Re: Dolphins [Re: New Englander]  
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Yes I have some fantastic memories of sailing a one man boat around the north island and a dolphin family regularly swimming alongside to see what I was up to.

#370697 - 03/16/10 09:54 AM Re: Dolphins [Re: Caye Maker]  
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Not sure about Caye Caulker specifically but have heard many more people seeing dolphins here around AC so hopefully there too.

Someone we know recently got a 23 min video of himself swimming with a pod of 8 dolphins on a dive.


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#370711 - 03/16/10 11:22 AM Re: Dolphins [Re: tacogirl]  
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Saw a couple of dolphins South, just N of Ras Safari a few weeks ago, early AM.


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#370718 - 03/16/10 12:26 PM Re: Dolphins [Re: klcman]  
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Each morning around 6:15 a family of 3, 2 adults and a baby would entertain me while drinking coffee on the veranda.


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