• DO NOT chase dolphins or drive a boat directly toward them . Wherever possible, let them approach.
  • DO NOT make sudden bursts of speed or violent changes of direction; dolphins may be out of sight under your boat.
  • DO NOT stop or slow down suddenly. This can confuse and alarm dolphins as much as sudden acceleration.
  • Users of twin screw boats,DO NOT maneuver using the screws in opposition,as this creates violent and confusing water movements.
  • DO ensure that no more than one boat is within 328ft. (100m) or three boats within 0.6 miles (1km) of dolphins at any one time.

    Until a close relationship has been established, it is important that swimmers do not attempt to touch the dolphins. Let them take the initiative.
    Wear a buoyancy aid and do not wear or carry sharp objects that could damage a dolphin's skin.

  • DO NOT harass a dolphin when it is feeding.
  • DO NOT attempt to feed wild dolphins. This is illegal in many countries, attracts sharks, can poison the dolphins and can encourage the dolphins to take fishing bait, which can result in serious injury.
  • DO NOT try to manipulate the dolphin . They are not there to perform.
  • DO NOT stray too far from the boat or land.
  • DO NOT go into the water in large numbers and crowd the dolphins.
  • NEVER chase a dolphin. Let them approach you.
  • DO NOT touch a dolphin on the head, especially around the animal's blow-hole or in the area around its eyes and ears.

  • DO NOT cast lines or leave them set when there are dolphins close by.

  • DO take care of the environment as well as the dolphins. Remove all rubbish to appropriate disposal sites.
  • DO NOT collect or buy plants taken from the wild, coral or other wildlife souvenirs.
  • DO treat local people with respect, especially when visiting dolphins in the majority of the world. Facilities may be basic and things will almost certainly not happen how, or when you expect them to. Remember that if dolphin-watching is a positive experience for the local community, this is the best protection the dolphins can have.

    Be Patient

    Be Aware

    The Dolphin Touch PO Box 10150, Columbus,Ohio 43201
    home | conduct | species | Images | links
    mail | Cory's Chance