Responsible Wildlife Viewing
Swimming with dolphins. An activity most people want to experience at least once in their lifetime. I’ve made my career out of helping people achieve this goal, but admittedly, it’s not always easy. It’s SO important to view wildlife responsibly even when that means sacrificing the experience you’ve always dreamed about.
We sometimes come across animals who appear evasive, distracted, busy, annoyed, scared, and whatever the reason, we leave them alone. Sounds easy enough except when you have a boat full of wonderful people who saved up for this moment. Explaining to guests why I’m leaving a beautiful pod of dolphins is one part of this amazing job that I don’t look forward to.
What responsible viewing means to me is leaving wild animals how you found them. Watch their behavior from far away first, and if your presence seems to make them change their behavior, leave. It’s as simple as that.
Keeping it real as promised 😉