Sunday, February 12, 2012

let's swim with the wild dophins

Taylor & I woke up at the delightful hour of 5:30 am to meet some friends and head to the west side.
Nothing was for sure, but we were all in high hopes to spot dolphins.
Although, Taylor did call a dolphin touring agency the day before to make sure it was good "dolphin swimming season." The lady on the phone was very helpful letting us know all the places the dolphins possibly could be, along with asking $130 to come sorry we will drive ourselves, thanks.
We drove along the west coast searching for fins or tails, but the only ones we saw 
were attached to a surf board.
Sick of driving up and down the coast, Taylor got out and asked a tour group getting ready to go out on a boat if they had any ideas of where the dolphins could be. The guide was very hesitant to answer and acted like he had no clue.. wanting to keep the secret of the dolphins all to his tour group.
Too bad for him we jumped back in the car and soon spotted bright yellow tour boats. The boats stopped & gathered in the same area, that was our clue the dolphins had arrived.
Pulling on our swimsuits, we gathered our snorkeling gear &
swam out from Electric Beach. 
 MANY Japanese tourists were being led by Hawaiian tour guides & after swimming only about ten minutes we were all mixed up with them. When the first few dolphins swam by, we didn't think twice before swimming as fast as we could after them. The tour guides were upset we had a better view & shouted, " We have a lot of money in the water! Do not chase the dolphins!" ..okay? Taylor shouted back letting him know we got it. This conversation escalated until Taylor ended it with, " I am a photographer!"
 well here are our moments with the dolphins, thanks to the "photographer"

Ever since moving to Hawaii, I have become more & more intrigued with these fascinating creatures.
The ocean is an enormous and mysterious place &
I felt honored to experience a few moments in the home of these beauties. 
No reason pay an over priced tour guide. all you need is some patience, snorkel gear and ride to Electric Beach at 5:30am.

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  1. soooo rad! we are so lame for not waking up!

  2. ahhh you found them!! so sad we couldn't come. i cant even remember why. dang it. glad you got to see them this time. i wanna try going again! these pics are epic. and hilarious story bout the grumpy tour guide. glad taylor stood his ground haha!