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Inside Look with Dolphins

Palm Beach Shores, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Stefan

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will join our dolphin scientists on a 3-hour long, wind-in-your-hair-style expedition. Recreational, engaging, and fun, our interpretative tours will get you a close-up look of wild dolphins, creating memorable and transformative experiences that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture it all.
You will be interested to note, that we collect important scientific information during our dolphin tours. Together, you have the unique opportunity to experience conservation research in action and - to the degree you wish - be an active participant as a citizen conservation scientist.
We conduct our dolphin tours aboard the 33-ft Osprey, equipped with comfortable jockey seats. Modeled after fast-response Coast Guard rescue vessels, the Osprey combines extraordinary stability while cruising at up 25-35 knots.
But please note, even though we almost always encounter dolphins, Mother Nature does not guarantee anything. However, should you not see a dolphin you can come again for free.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to social distancing requirements and in an effort to keep our guests and crew safe, we can only offer tours for families/groups living in the same household at the moment. The minimum number of guests is 4, the maximum is 6. These are temporary measures, which we hope to lift at the end of June. Thank you for your understanding.
Other things to note
We do not provide transportation. Everyone must wear a life jacket and sign two liability waiver. The boat is owned by AquaAdventure Tours (www.aquaadventuretours.com) whose owner is our skipper
You will join our dolphin scientists on a 3-hour long, wind-in-your-hair-style expedition. Recreational, engaging, and fun, our interpretative tours will get you a close-up look of wild dolphins, creating memorable and transformative experiences that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture it all.
You will be interested to note, that we collect important scientific information during our dolphin tours. To…

Stefan's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Life vests & Binoculars
From $119
/ person
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Sat, 24 Apr
From $661 per group
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Private groups only
From $661 per group
Sat, 24 Apr
From $661 per group
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Private groups only
From $661 per group
Tue, 27 Apr
From $661 per group
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Private groups only
From $661 per group

Meet your host, Stefan

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 36 Reviews
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I have been exploring the lives of dolphins for decades. For the last 15 years, I have been studying dolphins in Palm Beach County, focusing on the socio-ecology of the animals and how their overall health relates to our own health and wellbeing.

Focused on environmental stewardship, conservation and wildlife education, I've created these dolphin tours to provide people of all walks of life the opportunity to watch wild dolphins up close, while using the revenues to finance the important conservation work of the Palm Beach Dolphin Project/Taras Oceanographic Foundation.
I have been exploring the lives of dolphins for decades. For the last 15 years, I have been studying dolphins in Palm Beach County, focusing on the socio-ecology of the animals and how their overall health relates to our own health and wellbeing.

Focused on environmental stewardship, conservation and wildlife education, I've created these dolphin tours to provide people of all walks of life the opportunity to watch wild dolphins up close, while using the revenues to finance the import…
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About the organisation: Taras Oceanographic Foundation



The Taras Oceanographic Foundation's mission is to advance our knowledge about dolphins and the long-term survival of both people and the oceans, through research, education, and cultural programs. Its flagship program is the Palm Beach Dolphin Project, a long-term conservation research study of wild dolphins living along the coast of the Palm Beaches, Florida.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Taras Oceanographic Foundation.
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Where you'll be

Our dolphin tours take us out to the open ocean through the Jupiter or Palm Beach Inlet, along the coast of the Palm Beaches and at times - depending on the weather - into the Intracoastal Waterway north of Jupiter.
Since we are looking for, and then following the dolphins, the exact route varies from one tour to another.
Notable landmarks we may pass are the Jupiter Lighthouse, Juno Beach Pier, Sailfish Marina, The Breakers and Mar-o-Lago.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Tish
March 2020
Stefan and his crew were so wonderful. We started out on our trip and the professionals that they are realized that the wind was just so strong and it would be to dangerous for us to continue the trip. They handled it so professional. They made sure it was for our safety that we not continue. They were so nice that we wanted to stay and visit with them. We will get back there again and make it out on the water next time. I highly recommend the trip.
Stefan and his crew were so wonderful. We started out on our trip and the professionals that they are realized that the wind was just so strong and it would be to dangerous for us…
Heidi
March 2020
This was a great relaxing way to spend the day. Informative and exciting. We got to see some dolphins and see their habitat. Great scenery and relaxing right I highly recommend.
Bibiana
July 2019
Fue una experiencia increíble, el clima perfecto, todo estuvo bien a pesar que este día los delfines estuvieron un poco esquivos, pero lo que vimos fue emocionante!!!! Felicitaciones Stefan tienes un buen equipo de trabajo, la pasamos súper bien! 😊👍🏽🐬🐬💕💕
Fue una experiencia increíble, el clima perfecto, todo estuvo bien a pesar que este día los delfines estuvieron un poco esquivos, pero lo que vimos fue emocionante!!!! Felicitacion…
Michelle
July 2019
We had a really great experience, even though we didn’t end up seeing any dolphins. He did everything he could including staying out a bit longer to try to see some. We look forward to coming back and trying again!
Paul
June 2019
The trip was wonderful! Where can you take a three hour course in Marine Biology from two PhDs? Barb and Stefan are promoting a very unselfish goal-save the most intelligent mammal in the ocean. We had a pod of spotted dolphins diving in and out of the boat's wake for nearly twenty minutes. I've paid over $350.00 for a four hour deep sea fishing trip without catching anything. It's extremely hot on the long boats when they stop and finally allow you to fish standing on the side of the boat in 90 degree heat. Stefan will give you a hard bond book worth $30.00 at the end of the trip. So 3.5 hours on the water for $40.00 with highly trained professionals. So take the course, ask intelligent questions about dolphins and your environment and increase your voting knowledge greater than 98% of the politicians. Bring sun tan lotion, a floppy hat with a neck string and a camera to fully enjoy this experience.
The trip was wonderful! Where can you take a three hour course in Marine Biology from two PhDs? Barb and Stefan are promoting a very unselfish goal-save the most intelligent mamm…
Taylor
April 2019
My friends and I had an awesome time on the dolphin trip! It was a totally new experience for all of us and definitely worth it. It took us a little while to find some dolphins but once we did we stayed with them and they played around our boat for a long time. Stephan and Barbara recognised some of the animals which really showed how much time they spend out studying and learning about the different pods.
My friends and I had an awesome time on the dolphin trip! It was a totally new experience for all of us and definitely worth it. It took us a little while to find some dolphins but…

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  • Sat, 24 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    From $661 per group
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group
  • Sat, 1 May
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group
  • Sat, 1 May
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $661 per group

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and whatever else make him or her feel comfortable when on the boat

Important Notice: Due to social distancing requirements and in an effort to keep our guests and crew safe, we can only offer tours for families/groups living in the same household at the moment. The minimum number of guests is 4, the maximum is 6.