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3 Awesome Facts Worth Knowing Before Your Dolphin Watching Adventure March 8, 2018

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3 Awesome Facts Worth Knowing Before Your Dolphin Watching Adventure, Kekaha-Waimea, Hawaii

Hawaiian spinner dolphins are truly in a league of their own. Named for their majestic spinning leaps, these playful creatures are affectionately called “Ambassadors of Aloha” because they are still comfortable approaching ships near the island chain. Elsewhere in the Pacific, tuna fishermen have effectively scared them off, but spinners can be spotted in the coastal waters of Hawaii daily. Read on to learn a few more fascinating facts about these beautiful animals before your dolphin watching adventure.

What to Know About Spinners Before You Go Dolphin Watching

1. They Love Playing With One Another 

Spinner dolphins are just as playful with one another as they are with boats. According to the Wild Dolphin Foundation, you can expect to see them playing “patty cake,” holding “hands,” and caressing one another, especially in the early mornings when they are at their most alert and energetic.

2. They All Rest at the Same Time

dolphin watchingDolphins do not sleep the same way that humans do. Instead, they take turns resting portions of their brains. When resting, the entire school forms a tight-knit cluster, synchronizes their breathing, and turns their sonar off. Because they rely solely on sight when their sonar is off, spinners only rest in shallow waters over white sand where visibility is clear.  

3. They Are Skilled Acrobats

According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation, spinners can leap nearly 10 feet out of the water. If you get to see these delightful acrobatics on your dolphin watching tour, try to count how many revolutions they make before re-entering the water; researchers claim it can be as many as seven.


If you’re planning an island vacation and want to book Hawaii attractions that the whole family will love, turn to Kauai Sea Tours in Eleele. They are proud to offer dolphin watching, sunset cruises, and snorkeling adventures. Visit their website to see what past customers have to say about their unforgettable excursions, or call (808) 335-5309 to reserve your tour today. 

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