Top 3 Destinations for Dolphin Encounters in the Bahamas

The crystal clear waters of the Bahamas are home to numerous interesting marine animals, including the dolphins. There are many areas in this Caribbean nation where you can spot dolphins; at these destinations, you can watch dolphin shows at dedicated facilities or spot these gracious creatures frolic in the sea.



At the Bahamian capital, you have two options to meet the friendly dolphins – Dolphin Encounters and Ocean Explorer.

Dolphin Encounters: Blue Lagoon is the place in Nassau to be a part of this fun-filled interactive educational programme where you can admire, touch, hug and feed the beautiful dolphins. Besides Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, Sea Lion encounters are also available here.

Ocean Explorer: MV Ocean Explorer is an incredible vessel for cruise and dive tours. Hire one to sail through the waters around Nassau and dive with experts to take a closer look at wild dolphins. These tours also offer the chance to explore shipwrecks and fascinating coral reefs.

Grand Bahama Island


UNEXSO is the most notable highlight of Freeport Grand Bahama. Tourists visiting Grand Bahama may meet dolphins in a protected lagoon, while enjoying scuba diving. There are numerous ship wrecks just a few minutes from the coast. Board one of the UNEXSO’s boats to explore shipwrecks like Theo’s Wreck, the La Rose and Sea Star. Some of the most prominent highlights of UNEXSO include diving into the unknown at Ben’s Cavern, feeding Caribbean reef sharks, and of course, dolphin encounters.


Brendal’s Dive Center is a hot spot for diving enthusiasts in Abaco, one of the most popular islands in the Bahamas. This centre is situated at the historic Green Turtle Cay, which is home to kaleidoscopic marine life. This diving centre has several packages to explore the underwater world but wild Dolphin Encounter Package always tops the wish list of divers and snorkellers interested in admiring dolphins in their natural habitat. Usually, this two-day tour includes a dedicated Adventure Day to dive/snorkel with dolphins.