For the nature lovers, the Wild Dolphin Tour to Sian Ka’an is like experiencing a tropical paradise. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is home to a variety of rare and spectacular creatures including dolphins, manatees, tropical fish and hundreds of species of exotic birds.
Before we start the Wild Dolphin Tour we will meet our guide arriving at Pesca Maya lodge, where we will receive some information about Sian Ka’an. For those unexperienced in snorkeling we will give a short introduction, so that everyone is ready to go out on the boat.
We start searching for wild bottle nose dolphins, they are the most charismatic and interesting animals. There is a group living permanently in Sian Ka’an. Through our 21 years of operation we have found a place that where the dolphins come to visit us at the same place almost every time, not for food, but curiosity. Sometimes they spy on eyes while keeping a distance yet we arenot able to see them. Dolphins are able to use their ultrasound sense that allows them to see miles away in the water, in the same way we use our eyes, while our visibility might be between 10 and 30 feet in the area where they, their senses are much greater than ours. We have an 90% chance of meeting them in their natural habitat. Have your cameras ready for the most amazing pictures!
In the same day we will look for caguama and white turtle. Humans are very scary to them, wonder why? Well, we are their natural predator. They don’t really trust the “ecotour” yet.
During the tour we’ll have many opportunities for bird watching. In the middle of Ascension Bay, we will stop at the fragate nesting mangle. Here we will have the opportunity to see these many birds in their sexual flirting and nesting habitad, we might may also see pelican, bobo, cormorant and other bird species. Flamingo, spoonbill, eagles, parrots and herons are common to find within this habitat.
At the end of the trip we will stop at the reefs to look for starfish, turtles, tropical fish and other reef creatures. At the beach by the lodge, you may want to relax or explore the local reef close to the shore, you will have some time before we bring you back to your hotel.