There are many types of sunset sailing cruises that are available for one to experience whether with family, friends or if you are just wanting to spend time with your close buds.  At Island Time Sailing they offer the finest in sunset sailing cruises and dolphin cruises in Panama City Beach with various snorkeling packages that cater to all types of groups and passengers.

Whether you are wanting to just go dolphin watching or get in the water and see closeup one of the underwater world’s most amazing fish species, Island Time Sailing can help provide the experience that you and your family will remember and talk about for many years to come.

Here are the top 3 tips that Island Time Sailing would like for you to be aware of when swimming with dolphins so that you and the dolphins are both enjoying each other’s company.

Tip #1 – Wear polarized sunglasses to reduce glare on water

Keep in mind that these marine fish species are wild creatures and are living in their natural habitat.  It is suggested that wearing polarized sunglasses to help decrease the glare in the water will help give you a better chance of seeing one of these amazing sea animals.

Tip #2 – Do not feed wild dolphins

Feeding dolphins can disrupt their eating habits and make them become dependent on humans which can lead them to dehydration, starvation or even fatal injuries from boat propellers and such. There are additional dire consequences for the dolphin as well. It is known that dolphins that begin to beg for food from humans will not only stop hunting but will also begin to show their offspring the same habits which will have a negative result. However, it is important to mention that under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the act of feeding any wild marine sea animal such as dolphins is considered an illegal act and it carries a fine of up to $20,000 fine and 1 year in prison.

Tip #3 – Avoid use of sunscreen and jewelry

It is important to remember that the safety and well being of the dolphins is priority #1. Of course they want to ensure that their heath and swimming conditions are kept to high standards.  One of the ways to do this is by suggesting that people who will be a snorkeling with dolphins do not use and avoid bringing into the water any sunscreen or jewelry. There is no need to be wearing anything else other than your swimming gear.

It is important to remember that these marine sea animals are wild and are living in their habitat. When you encounter them, it will be on their terms and depending on their moods.  Dolphin encounters do happen quite frequently, but it is worth mentioning that there is no guarantee you will have any dolphin interactions.  Based on the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, you cannot feed or bother dolphins in any way to try to attract them that would cause harm to dolphins.