Dolphin Encounters, Ponta do Ouro

    Dolphin Encounters, Ponta do Ouro

Dolphin Encounters

Dolphin Encounters Ponta do Ouro
Dolphin Encounters, Ponto do Ouro, Mozambique

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to come face to face with wild dolphins on their terms? The act of conscious interaction is when dolphins STOP what they are doing to engage with humans. Angie’s Dolphin Center in Ponta do Ouro, has been taking people to visit her finned friends since the mid 90’s and offers a profound experience that often leaves one wondering who is actually looking at who. Through a specially developed DolphinCare code of Conduct a safe space is created whereby human-dolphin encounters can take place; during which time data is collected for the longterm monitoring of the Dolphins of Ponta Project.

The specially designed Dolphin Encountour is suitable for families with children from the age of 5 onwards (under 5’s by special arrangement) and offers a wonderful opportunity for one to explore the marine environment while learning about wild dolphins and the ocean. A perfect environment for would be scuba divers and photographers. This is a wild dolphin experience that can be comparable to a captive experience EXCEPT the dolphins are not fed or coaxed, deprived or ill treated. They come and engage out of their own free will. This is ethical marine mammal tourism at it’s best. Encountours are run throughout the year with the winter months seeing the migration of the humpback whale. All encounters are subject to sea conditions were visibility, sea state and current influencing encountours. Tourist peaks see dolphins less sociable due to increased activities within their home range so try and avoid the silly seasons.

The DolphinCare volunteer program offers a unique opportunity for one to gain hands on experience with a focus on dolphins, whales and turtles in-season. For some it is a journey tuning into mother nature through both giving back and really diving in and for others it is used as platform to extend their knowledge on wild dolphins, their behavior, the marine environment & ethical marine mammal tourism practice. Programs cater for participates from the ages of 18yrs onwards and are suitable for school leaves, gap years and sojourn seekers. 2 weeks eco-tourism volunteer; 1 month research volunteer and 3 month internships are available.

Property Amenities

Casitas come with linen and mosquito nets, wood casitas come with the addition of plug points and fans.

Area Attractions

Dolphin Encounters Whale Watching
Ponta do Ouro is a prime whale watching venue as both the Humpback whales and Southern Rights migrate up the coastline northward bound to warmer waters for the purpose of mating and calving. Later during the year we will enjoy them moving down south again to cooler waters. Our whale season generally starts at the end of July and we have had sightings right up until the end of November.

Dolphin Encounters Scuba Diving
Ponta do Ouro is famous for its beautiful underwater kingdom and here arises the opportunity to experience this underwater habitat. Dive depths range from shallow to deep, depending on your qualifications. There are a number of dive concessions in the area that we will happily arrange you're diving through. Please note a valid sea card in imperative. Whale sharks frequent our waters in the summer months with the whales in the winter months.

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(Monday to Friday, 8AM to 17PM, GMT+2)

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