Dolphin and whale watching tours in Siesta Key are an exciting and family fun activity full of photo opportunities. There are a number of local companies that offer dolphin and whale watching boat tours, and you also have a good chance of seeing them when participating in a number of other family friendly watersports like jet skiing, fishing or kayaking.
The whale and dolphin watching boat tours are the best way to guarantee that you’ll get to see dolphins or manatees, as the tour captains know the best areas where dolphins congregate and how to draw them to the boat. There are also guided jet ski and kayaking tours for dolphin and whale watching if you’re looking for other things to do, and many tours can be customized based on what type of family fun adventure you would like to go on.
A number of local companies offer dolphin and whale watching tours
Some of the popular local companies that offer dolphin and whale watching tours include Siesta Key Watersports, Siesta Key Marina, Le Barge Tropical Cruises, and Siesta Key Fishing Charters. Rates will vary depending on the amount of time and the number of people. Many companies will guarantee a dolphin or manatee sighting. Also, fishing or boating charters will also usually offer some type of dolphin watching tour.
See the full range of local ocean wildlife up close
While on your dolphin watching tour you’ll have a good chance of seeing a wide range of other animals including manatees, seagulls, pelicans, osprey, eagles, sharks, sting rays, and several species of fish. The crystal clear waters around Siesta Key are perfect for ocean wildlife viewing, and if there are any dolphins or manatees in the nearby water you will be sure to spot them.
Get an education while enjoying your tour
The Siesta Key area and Sarasota Bay is one of the top locations for dolphin research in the world because of the large local population of dolphins. The guided tours will also offer you an education about dolphins and other local species, and the efforts that are currently being made to protect them. Some tours will even feature marine biologists and other specialists who will be available to answer your questions about marine mammals. You will also find the captains on your tour to be very knowledgeable about the local marine wildlife.
Dolphins are playful so bring your camera!
Dolphins are certainly playful creatures, and when they are nearby you’ll see them jumping in and out of the water and frolicking around. If you are lucky you might catch a mother with her pup. It is great family fun as children love seeing the dolphins play about. Be sure to bring your camera on the tour to take plenty of photos to remember your adventure! Your captain can also let you know when you might expect to see dolphins or other wildlife so that you can be ready for photos.
Sunset cruises are a great way to get some beautiful photos
Siesta Key has some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere with a breathtaking array of colors including blues, greens, oranges, golds, pinks, reds, and blues as well as regular clear skies. If you’re looking for some truly incredible photos, consider booking a sunset dolphin watching tour.
These tours allow you to capture the beauty of Siesta Key sunsets while capturing some great photos of dolphins and other local wildlife. Beer or wine is also allowed on many of these tours; you can usually bring your own or purchase it from the tour company. It’s the perfect idea for a relaxing evening while you are with your loved ones or family.
To ask any questions about dolphin or whale watching in Siesta Key or to book lodging for your next trip here, contact Tropical Breeze Resort now at (941)-349-1125.