Thursday, August 2, 2012

Swimming with dolphins

It was almost too much for one day, but after our horseback ride, we got to meet the dolphins at Dolphin Quest.

Dolphin Quest is a place where experts learn more about dolphins and the public can learn more too.

When you meet the dolphins you are actually helping to interact with them and assist in their training.

We learned out to give them signals and reward them.

They like tummy rubs.

Ahhhhh.

What a jump!

And they like treats.

I was beyond excited the entire time.

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity I'll never forget.

9 comments:

  1. Regina @Songbird_HollowAugust 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    BUCKET LIST!!!!!

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  2. Awesome!!!! I felt the same way! We were there in July of 2008 for my cousin's wedding and I thought Dolphin Quest was an experience of a lifetime! So happy you both got to do it (I did it while MJM watched from the sidelines). I'd love to do it again someday. The dolphins made me so happy. I love seeing your happy faces and remembering!! Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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  3. That's so cool and they look super cute and friendly too.

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  4. I always thought I wanted to do this too, and then I watched The Cove and will never go to Sea World or a dolphin show again in my life.

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  5. I have to say that I agree with anonymous...but I still adore you guys =)

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  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_drive_hunting

    FYI...

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  7. I'll have to watch the documentary, but having been there in person I did not have any concerns. None of their dolphins were taken from the wild, and they were very well treated. The utmost care was taken in regards to their health and happiness. Everything is very transparent. Their trainers were devoted to them and emphasized that they would not force the dolphins to do anything they didn't want to do. I felt very comfortable with the program after seeing it for myself.

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  8. Sherry E - yes that drive hunting is horrible. All the dolphins at Ohahu program were born in captivity, not pulled from the wild. I checked on that.

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