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Dolphins #201293
07/28/2019 04:09 PM
07/28/2019 04:09 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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On this trip we spotted a dolphin at Mountain Point and over by St John.

Today we swam with a dolphin at great harbour on Jost van Dyke.


Warren
S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 450, (part of the TMM fleet).
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Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201324
07/28/2019 10:34 PM
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Whoohoo! We swam with a pair at GH Peter Island three years ago, just about exactly to the day. It was the first time I had ever seen them in the BVI up close.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201459
07/30/2019 08:47 PM
07/30/2019 08:47 PM
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annap, MD/BVI-Nanny Cay
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Careful out there guys. Two of my favorite moments were snorkeling in a fish krill ball, and my son swimming with a dolphin (with a youngin'). then I googled it.....
When the pelicans, tarpon, etc hit the ball, you are collateral. when you swim with Dolphins they can get antsy, they have HARD heads.
Pierced body parts and smashed hips are not cool.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201540
07/31/2019 09:24 PM
07/31/2019 09:24 PM
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Great Harbour, Jost Van Dykes
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I live in between Great Harbour and Little Harbour and saw a pair of dolphins under the house on Monday (29th) and again this morning.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201691
08/04/2019 08:11 AM
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That's awesome! It hasn't been common but we've seen them both on the way to Anegada (they swam off the bow) and coming from Anegada to Jost. That one didn't seem to want to play. frown

Hope you're having a great trip!

Dave


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Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201699
08/04/2019 09:45 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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Thank you.


Sadly, it's time to go home.


Warren
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Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201703
08/04/2019 10:21 AM
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Why is it that dolphins are relatively rare in the BVIs?

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201704
08/04/2019 10:22 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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Our frequency of sightings has been increasing.


Warren
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Re: Dolphins [Re: NCSailor] #201705
08/04/2019 10:33 AM
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Actually there’s Dolphins in all the waters of the BVI and other islands.
Sometimes you’ll see schools of hundreds.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201850
08/07/2019 05:29 AM
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2 days ago we had a group of 6 or so join us for 26 minutes on the north shore of st Thomas. We were sailing from Magens bay to Water Island. It was awesome. My 2 and 5 year old girls were so excited.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201851
08/07/2019 06:24 AM
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Wild dolphins put a smile on ones face. The kids must have been thrilled.


Warren
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Lagoon 450, (part of the TMM fleet).
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Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201856
08/07/2019 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by warren460
Wild dolphins put a smile on ones face. The kids must have been thrilled.


Ha. I made it sound like only my kids were excited. My wife and I were thrilled. Dolphins are always awesome.

Re: Dolphins [Re: cyclingdoc] #201877
08/07/2019 11:43 AM
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Dolphins are positive energy.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #201974
08/08/2019 10:20 AM
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There used to be a pair that came into CGB on a regular basis. They would play hide and seek with the kids.


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. - Mark Twain
Re: Dolphins [Re: GlennA] #201979
08/08/2019 10:59 AM
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When we were there in April, there was a dolphin in CGB. He/she hung around the harbor for quite a while.


Colleen


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Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #202038
08/09/2019 05:15 AM
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Does anyone know how to find that video from several years back of the kids playing with a couple of dolphins in the Bight? I believe it was Saidoggie and a couple of other TTOL boats. It looked like the dolphins were having more fun than the kids.


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. - Mark Twain
Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #202152
08/10/2019 04:04 PM
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Just saw one when making the short hop from White Bay to Great Harbor JVD.

Re: Dolphins [Re: warren460] #202196
08/11/2019 12:22 PM
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There were 3 in CGB yesterday


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