Pensacola rests along Florida’s Panhandle. This underrated destination is the quintessential barrier island. The island is renowned for clear waters, white sand beaches, and vibrant nightlife – Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is a local favorite for live music and adult beverages. Yet something phenomenal lurks below the water’s glass-like surface, Dolphins.
Pensacola boasts more than 10,000 Dolphins! Dolphin encounters are an enchanting way to spend a Summer’s day. One local, at Visitpensacola.com, states that “I’ve lived on the Gulf Coast most of my life, and I’ve been lucky enough to see hundreds of Dolphins in the wild.” These fascinating marine mammals are readily encountered playing among the waves. You can splash alongside or view them from atop a boat’s deck. Dolphins are most easily found between in the Gulf’s waters from June until November.
Don’t call Dolphin fish; they are easily offended. Dolphin are mammals. These creatures, according to Marinemammals.org, “are warm-blooded, have hair, breathe air through lungs, bear live young, and nurse their young with milk produced by mammary glands.” It’s said that these creatures are intelligent and social.
Due to their intelligence and affability, Dolphins are curious, much like a child. Dolphins are known to approach swimmers, assist anglers while net fishing and guide mariners to shore. Swimmers have even found protection from shark among Dolphin pods.
Dolphins are most easily encountered from Perdido Key. According to Visitperdido.com, Perdido translates to “lost,” the key was a well-kept secret until Spain discovered it in 1693. This unspoiled island is easily accessed from Florida and Alabama, it’s connected to the mainland via bridge. Boats depart from Perdido Key daily. According to Visitpensacola.com, the region offers a variety of Dolphin encounter cruises: an intimate boating trip awaits you. Large groups may also enjoy an exhilarating jet ski adventure.
The most intimate of Dolphin encounters occur with a private charter. Our captains are knowledgeable on where to find schooling pods of these majestic creatures. Photographers easily snap pictures of the marine mammals with a telescopic lens.
Pensacola’s clear waters were made for mingling with Dolphins. Moreover, the region’s quaint pubs and superb fishing make for the dream vacation.