How to Swim With Dolphins in Scotland

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Interested in making your vacation memorable? Interested in swimming with some beautiful dolphins? More and more people desire to take part in this delightful pastime as the intelligence and personality of dolphins becomes more clear. Although it's probably not the first thing you think of, swimming with dolphins in Scotland is totally possible, and it's a great way to make a vacation even more special.

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    How to Swim With Dolphins in Scotland

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    The best time to see dolphins in Scotland is during the summer, but they can still be seen year-round. The dolphins you are mostly likely to see are bottlenose, rissos and the common dolphin, although you might see others as well. If you want to avoid crowds, fall or spring might be best, although you won't see as many dolphins.

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    Although the dolphins are wild, there are still some areas they're expected to be, and the locals will know where to find them. By purchasing a ticket for a boat ride that is accompanied by swimming with the dolphins, through one of several adventure places in Scotland, you are sure to find somewhere to swim with the dolphins. Some websites, like www.scotland.org.uk/stag/activities/Daytime_Activities, list the activities, including swimming with the dolphins, by city so that you can find the activities and their location easiest. Some places also include prices.

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    Check the prices, which vary from 50 to 165 euros, the locations and what else the trip includes. Is it just swimming with the dolphins, or is it an eight-hour boat ride that includes swimming with the dolphins for the same price? Boat rides are common for many swimming with the dolphins adventures, although they are not included for all the trips. Make sure you get the best trip available that includes all the things you want.

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    As dolphins are wild, unpredictable creatures, it's important to follow all of the instructions provided by those you're swimming with. Instructors, trainers and drivers are all trained and know what they're doing. Since you don't want to get hurt or hurt the animals, it's important to follow rules and abide by their boundaries.

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    Without startling the dolphins or jumping on them, enjoy your swim with the dolphins. Make sure someone's taking pictures--you never know when you'll have the opportunity to do it again.

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