Swimming with the Dolphins | Roatan, Honduras


JoAnna is a globe-trotting, idea-inventing, culture-collecting creativity connoisseur with a global family of foreign exchange students and rescue pets. You can also find JoAnna at joannahaugen.com.

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19 Responses

  1. Cory says:

    I am still very jealous of your dolphin experience.

  2. Lisa says:

    Great story! We were planning on vacationing at Anthony’s Key several years ago, but a hurricane had other plans ;-), it’s still high on the list of “must visits” though. Love hearing about the dolphins at play!

  3. Zorianna Kit says:

    So nice to read your experience on this, Joanna!

  4. Gray says:

    That just rocks. I’m so jealous. I can only imagine how cool that must have been to be swimming and playing with them – and not because some trainer was telling them what to do, but at their own initiative. Sweet.

  5. Shannon OD says:

    Wow, as much as you say that you wouldn’t do the “organized encounter” again — you have me sold. That just sounds so amazing at the end when you got to swim with them! And the pic of him kissing you is too cute :-)

  6. Lola says:

    What an experience! You can definitely check this off the list :)
    The kissing picture is a classic. Can imagine it in sepia tones.

  7. Candice says:

    I did this while in Mexico, except in not such a large area, and with only two dolphins! I love that you played catch. So cool.

  8. Nancy says:

    Even with it being an organized encounter, what an incredible experience! That picture with the dolphin may be my favorite one of you I´ve seen. :) Very cool.

  9. Chris says:

    Amazing experience! In Australia (Tin Can Bay )every day at 8am there are two wild dolphins that came ashore to get some food from the rangers; unfortunately you can not swim with them.

  10. Amiee says:

    That photo of you and the dolphin is so cute — I love it. I have heard Roatan is amazing — another place I would like to see!

  11. I swam with dolphins in a rehabilitation center in the Florida Keys about 10 years ago. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life to date. Such sweet and amazing creatures :) I’m so glad you had the opportunity to do it as well!

  12. Abby says:

    You look SO happy in that top photo!!

  13. Sophie says:

    My 10-year-old daughter did this in Mexico earlier this year. She adored it, of course.

  14. So cool! I would love to do this. And, that photo of you is so adorable!

  15. Swimming with dolphins is such an amazing experience. Sounds like you had a great time despite the rainy weather.


    • JoAnna says:

      It was a good experience. I know swimming with dolphins is very controversial, but I felt good about this facility in comparison to others I’ve encountered in the past.

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