Can some one give me information on where you can swim with dolphins in Bali, Than you.
Does anyone know how ethical these swim with the dolphin experiences are? We thought about doing it but looking at the website were concerned about the captivity and treatment of them?
They appear to be treated very well and they tell you that they are let out to swim in the "wild" and always return. Its your choice, were you looking to swim with dolphins that were not captive?
Thank you veg- tony
Thank you also NielsGirl
Caged Dolphins? Thats sad, I was hoping that link would have been to a boat trip for a meeting in their habitat.
"and they tell you that they are let out to swim in the "wild" and always return." And you really believe this?Edited: 2:01 am, February 05, 2014
Look at their booking sheet and I think you will find there is no "day off " for these dolphins!
I would love to do it but cannot bring myself to see them individually penned!
I just hope at night they are allowed to socialize together but even this I'm not sure about.
My view is your holiday, your choice! But I can't bring myself to do it just in case I see things I don't want to!
There has been some discussion about this in the past.
I went to Bali Dolphins and thought that the dolphins were well treated all things considered. They also told us they were let out of their pens every night and came back themselves - still not sure whether I believe that but they did seem to respect the animals.
If you don't like seeing caged animals then you should probably give this and the Bali Zoo and even the Safari Park a miss.
You can try to see wild dolphins off Lovina IIRC.
Dolphin Lodge is the company that does the dolphin tours.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Like any captive animal exhibit like a zoo or aquarium, sometimes a few caged or captive creatures are a great way to educate a large number of people, and in turn these people will have a greater love and respect for the animals than if these places didn't exist. IMHO.
"Like any captive animal exhibit like a zoo or aquarium, sometimes a few caged or captive creatures are a great way to educate a large number of people"
I do agree with this, but when I read all the reviews about any animal attraction in Bali (ok, maybe not the bird park) I am convinced they don't treat animals well enough. There are even pictures of beaten animals (elephant park). Sadly, I went to the zoo and it was terrible - and still some people say it was great :( Honestly, I have seen worse only in China.