Swim with the most Playful Dolphins in the World! | Away from the Crowds

by Joe Noonan on June 11, 2017

I love Bimini, I think it’s one of the best places in the world to go swimming with wild dolphins. Let’s face it, if you’re gonna travel somewhere to go swimming with dolphins, wouldn’t you want it to be in a beautiful warm, gentle, calm and clean ocean with some of the most playful dolphins in the world?

The spotted dolphins of Bimini are incredibly social and interactive. Because I do trips exclusively for couples and families, we get to be in the water with the dolphins for extended lengths of time. You get to swim and play with the same dolphins over a longer span of time, something not available if you’re with a group of 10, 15 or 20 other people. The photo below is of a game we were playing with a spotted dolphin in Bimini, passing the seaweed back and forth.

The dolphins will frequently play seaweed tag with us. One of the things I love about these encounters is how long the game can last. This is a direct result of a low human-to-dolphin ratio.

I’ve been bringing small groups and families to swim with the dolphins in Bimini for over 20 years. I’ve fallen in love with Bimini, and have been living here for over 15 years. After having swum with wild dolphins around the globe, I think the encounters we have here are literally the best in the world.

Imagine a private chartered trip for you and your partner/family. Daily adventures out on the water with the dolphins, snorkeling, fishing if you want, freediving and swimming with stingrays and even sharks if you wish! Most families come for the dolphins, check out this fun game of seaweed tag with a pod of young dolphins in Bimini. We passed the seaweed back multiple times…

If you are simply curious or have questions about my custom trips, give me a call. I look forward to talking with you!

© Joe Noonan

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Marsha Blair January 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Joe, Do you have any group trips planned that an individual could join? I would like to do a trip to Bimini to be with the dolphins, but am an individual, so would have to hook up with a group.

Looking at this spring.



Joebaby January 23, 2015 at 2:59 am

Hi Marsha! Yes, please send me an email to the address found on the ‘QUESTIONS’ page!


sandy October 13, 2016 at 11:42 pm



sandy October 13, 2016 at 11:43 pm

I am indiviual . will go with a group.


Aisling Byrne October 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Hi Joe,

I am very interested in swimming with the wild dolphins, since a young age I have been obsessed with dolphins. My boyfriend and I are heading to Nassau on the 6th of November. I was wondering how much your trips are please and if there was more information available please.

Many thanks,


Patrick Murtaugh January 16, 2018 at 2:07 am

Hi. My wife and I are taking a weekend trip to Miami Beach and were thinking of taking a day trip from there to Bimini. I would love to get some more information on swimming with the dolphins… do you have a regular schedule, cost, etc…



Lonnie Stethers February 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Hello. Today is February 3, 2018. I am here at the Big Game resort with my daughter who is diving with sharks tomorrow. I am interested in a dolphin experience. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you

Lonnie b


Kira March 26, 2018 at 6:08 pm

Is there a place we can send private emails to discuss times? I can’t seem to find it.
Thank you


Richard Apple April 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Looking for a good experience snorkeling with Dolphins for a day or two . . would be bringing 3 people in addition to myself. They are not underwater photographers like myself. Would be the 2nd week of June ’18. Ideas? Flights to/from Bimini from PBI or FLL?


Susan istre April 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm

Please tell me more about your rates and availability. My husband and I are cruising on our sailboat in the Exumas and will be returning to Florida sometime near the end of May, depending on wind and weather. I would love to stop off at Bimini and swim with the wild dolphin pods you describe. I do not scuba dive- but love to snorkel.
Please tell me more about your excursions.


Heidi Svoboda April 28, 2018 at 3:19 am

Hi I am interested in joining one of your groups.


Christine Lee May 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Hello I am interested in swimming with the dolphins. I would be arriving next weekend. Could you please give me a call so that we can arrange something if you are available (somewhere between 5/26 and 5/31) thanks much!
(617) 599-9303


Vale June 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm

we’re staying in south bimini. where are you guys located?


Mylvia Ricca June 27, 2018 at 1:09 am

Hi! I am coming to bimini this weekend with my family there is 9 of us not sure will want to join but wanted to know if you could accommodate an excursionnext Thursday or Friday and how much would it be.
Thank you!


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