One of the best spots on the planet for this activity, dolphin watching in Maldives gives you a chance to see these marine mammals up close as they swim, play and enjoy being wild and free!
Types of Dolphins
One of the joys of this activity is the chance to see several species of dolphins in the Maldives; things to do while you are out at sea include identifying these different species of which the most common one is the Spinner Dolphin. Of course, you may also see Spotted, Bottlenose, Fraser’s, Striped and Risso’s dolphins too!
There are several ways to enjoy excursions to spot dolphins. Speedboat rides, sunset cruises and liveaboard journeys are all popular options. However, for something different, resorts the likes of Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives even offer guided jet ski adventures to spots where you can see these playful creatures.
Best Period & Time
Your chance of spotting dolphins increases when the weather is good and the months from January to April are particularly suitable. In general, mornings and afternoons are the best times for this activity; afternoon trips are popular since seeing dolphins swimming against a sunset backdrop is truly unforgettable.
Giants of the Deep
Of course, an added perk of such excursions is the chance to see whales too! Depending on when you embark on your voyage and the sites visited, you may get the chance to spot Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales, Blue Whales and if you are really lucky, maybe some orcas too.