We try to offer everyone the best chance of seeing and interacting with them, however there are rules and regulations associated with doing this. The only reason you may not get to swim with the dolphins is because of the following reasons:
- A new born calf (baby) is present in the pod of dolphins,
- The dolphins are in the Ticonderoga Bay (Dolphin) Sanctuary Zone,
- The dolphins have not been located on the tour.
Over 120 resident Bottlenose Dolphins live in Port Phillip Bay; so quite often during the summer we encounter a pod of dolphins that has a calf. This is a great opportunity to view a newborn calf and our guides will be on hand to point it out plus give you lots of information on the animals. After we have a look at the pod and viewed the calf from the boat our tour will continue to search for another pod of dolphins in the local area, this usually results in the location of an adolescent pod of dolphins that will allow us to swim.
If the dolphins enter the Ticonderoga Bay Sanctuary Zone, this prevents us from approaching them, until they move beyond the sanctuary limits, quite often our cruise will go on with another activity until the dolphins have moved beyond the limits allowing us to interact and swim with them.