Amongst the best things to do in Maldives is to enjoy dolphin watching and here’s what you need to know about spotting these playful marine mammals.
Certain resorts offer dolphin cruises making it easy to enjoy this experience; properties like The Residence Maldives Dhigurah by Cenizaro are ideal and provide excursions at sunset on a traditional Maldivian boat called a dhoni. A great family experience, such cruises also come with servings of a glass of bubbly that parents will enjoy.
Those heading out on such adventures from a Maldives beach resort have a great chance to see bottlenose or spinner dolphins swimming wild and free in their natural habitat; sometimes, they may leap into the air too! That said, the country is also home to other dolphin species including striped, spotted, Fraser’s and Risso’s dolphins.
Keep in Mind
Generally, the best time for dolphin watching in Maldives is the afternoon or evening near the time of sunset. Before you embark on your journey, remember to apply sunscreen, have a pair of sunglasses and a hat and bring your camera too. While out at sea, remember never to throw food into the water to try and attract dolphins.
At some destinations, you may enjoy closer dolphin encounters; for example, at places like the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, one may be lucky enough to snorkel amidst or near a pod of dolphins! Such atolls are home to other marine life too and you have a chance to get up close to sharks, manta and eagle rays, green turtles and more.