Southwest Florida has amazingly diverse wildlife, and this month we’re going to showcase a few of a Florida’s most captivating animals! Considering that our Dolphin Watching cruises are some of the most popular cruises we offer – dolphins seemed to be a great place to start!
So what makes dolphins so cool? Some of the most social and intelligent creatures in the world, dolphins are marine mammals that are very closely related to whales and porpoises. They live all over the world, but mostly in shallower seas around the continental shelves. Many species can survive in fresh and salt water, which is how they can survive in the the Gulf of Mexico as well as our inland estuaries. Dolphins live on a purely carnivorous diet, such as fish and squid, and most species have between 100 and 200 teeth.
Interaction with Humans. It’s amazing seeing people’s reactions, especially in children, when they see dolphins swim behind or along side the Double Sunshine! Bottlenose Dolphins are naturally playful and curious animals, and the often will swim along side boats. We have seen them countless times on our cruises, and it’s clear they enjoy our company too!
Some things you might not know about our flippered friends:
20 hz to 20 khz (20,000 hz) dolphins can hear sounds up to 150 khz! They can even produce sounds that we cannot hear with our ears.
If you’re in Southwest Florida, and you want a good chance at seeing some of these amazing animals, stop by and book a cruise on the Double Sunshine. We can’t promise that you’ll see them every time, but it’s very likely that you will! Our dolphin watching tour also features other wildlife that we’ll blog about later this month, as well as some beautiful scenery on the Gordon River! For more information visit PureNaples.com or give us a call at 239.263.4949.