Swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean

June 15, 2011 |

JoJo the friendly Caribbean dolphin

When searching for things to do in the Caribbean, swimming with dolphins always ranks at the top of the list. However, most locations feature captive dolphins who have been captured from the wild, and must reside in little more than glorified swimming tanks. Where is it possible to swim with wild dolphins in the Caribbean.

The Turks and Caicos may be what you’re looking for.  JoJo, a bottlenose dolphin, has visited the beaches ringing the Turks and Caicos Islands for thirty years. He’s one of just a few dolphins around the world who voluntarily interacts with human beings in the wild. These types of dolphins are known as  “ambassador dolphins.”

JoJo spends most of his time around Grace Bay Beach. He may sometimes venture into the shallows, and he can also be encountered while snorkeling, scuba diving, or wind surfing.

Loved by the islanders and visitors alike, the government has recognized JoJo as a National Treasure, and has appointed a warden to protect him.

The friendly dolphin has become a symbol for the natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Sparsely populated and so far unspoiled, the islands offer a special experience to all those who travel or live there.

– Charles Edwards has great plans for a beach wedding, Turks and Caicos

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