U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-19-2010, 04:20 PM
 
1,995 posts, read 2,975,516 times
Reputation: 15824

Advertisements

Has anyone visited Tortola? DD really wants a swim with the dolphins experience so I am looking for feedback on what it is like there. Any info on the dolphin swim, accomodations, restaurants, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-19-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
1,744 posts, read 3,204,761 times
Reputation: 4057
Although this site is primarily cruising related, you will get some good information from this site.

Tortola - Cruise Critic Message Boards
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2010, 08:34 PM
 
1,995 posts, read 2,975,516 times
Reputation: 15824
Thanks! I'll check it out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2010, 04:16 AM
 
Location: on an island
13,382 posts, read 40,956,094 times
Reputation: 13245
It was 9 years ago, so things probably have changed, but we had a good time.
We went there a couple days before a week-long yacht cruise, then stayed a couple days afterward.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2010, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Central California
86 posts, read 153,213 times
Reputation: 156

YouTube - Dolphin Sex with human

Swim with dolphins! I guess you never seen these videos
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
2,537 posts, read 8,134,533 times
Reputation: 1624
All of the BVI is nice, but Tortola was my least favorite part. My suggestion is to spend a couple of days there, then charter a boat and cruise the islands. If you're not interested in a charter, at least take the ferry over to Virgin Gorda and spend a few days over there, too. The Baths on VG are not to be missed!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: on an island
13,382 posts, read 40,956,094 times
Reputation: 13245
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdp_az View Post
All of the BVI is nice, but Tortola was my least favorite part. My suggestion is to spend a couple of days there, then charter a boat and cruise the islands. If you're not interested in a charter, at least take the ferry over to Virgin Gorda and spend a few days over there, too. The Baths on VG are not to be missed!
Agreed.
Also: We preferred the BVI to the AVI.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2010, 05:18 PM
 
7,983 posts, read 11,687,331 times
Reputation: 10484
Personally I think those dolphin experiences are cruel. No sympathy from me when penned and made to interact and perform wild animals snap - I mean, can you blame them?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2010, 06:12 PM
 
1,995 posts, read 2,975,516 times
Reputation: 15824
You may be right. Since I posted this I have been doing some research and it doesn't sound like the nature experience one would think it would be. I wasn't aware of problems with the dolphins hurting people though (I assume that is what you mean by snapping?). I think we will look into more humane ways to see dolphins. Thanks everyone for your responses.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: on an island
13,382 posts, read 40,956,094 times
Reputation: 13245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giesela View Post
Personally I think those dolphin experiences are cruel. No sympathy from me when penned and made to interact and perform wild animals snap - I mean, can you blame them?
Agreed.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandhillian View Post
You may be right. Since I posted this I have been doing some research and it doesn't sound like the nature experience one would think it would be. I wasn't aware of problems with the dolphins hurting people though (I assume that is what you mean by snapping?). I think we will look into more humane ways to see dolphins. Thanks everyone for your responses.

You'll see plenty of them if you go out on a boat.
You might just see them when you spend time on the beach, I see them all the time here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top