Mon Aug. 20: Stingray adventure JUST ADDED!! Our first day in Bimini begins with a very special intimate encounter with the stingrays of Honeymoon Harbour at 9 am. Have no fear for the stingrays are very docile, calm and friendly sea creatures and enjoy touch! They hang out in this peaceful bay and love taking fishy treats out of your hands. This all began years ago when the local fisherman stopped in the bay to clean their catch and throw the discarded fish parts overboard. The stingrays (very smart and wise) quickly figured out this was the place to be for dinner and Honeymoon Harbour has become their home-based waters. Stingray energy is wonderful for energy management before your first wild dolphin excursion in the afternoon. Watch this wild stingray adventure here!
Monday through Thursday: we’ll spend the mornings with Danielle for discussion, exploring the island, beach time or other activity. After lunch we’ll be on our chartered boat for the afternoon with the dolphins and snorkeling. Our time with the wild dolphins is a gift from them if they choose to play with us and will evolve on their schedule. This is an ecologically sensitive program that allows us to observe, interact with, and swim with these beautiful beings.
Our dolphin excursions take place each afternoon and the trips can be anywhere from 3 to 4 hours in length. It takes about an hour to reach the dolphin grounds and much of that time is spent chatting with new friends, gently and intuitively “calling” the dolphins, and eating yummy snacks. Since these are wild dolphins, encounters cannot be guaranteed but half the fun is the journey to connect with them! We’re on the dolphin’s time schedule, so when or if they come to play with us is the dolphin’s decision. One of the powerful lessons they teach us is about letting go of control, relaxing and just being in the moment (and having some fun during that moment too!). Encounters can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as an hour and you might have multiple encounters in one afternoon. The Bimini dolphins are full of surprises!
Weather permitting, we’ll also do some snorkeling over Mysterious Bimini Road! A quarter-mile off Paradise Point lays an ancient, underwater road of stones that has baffled natives, mystics and scientists for generations. Some call it the Bimini Road or the Atlantis Wall and believe it may lead to the lost continent of Atlantis. It is quite a mystical experience and many say they can feel the energy that emanates from these huge underwater stones.
We’ll also make time to explore the island in golf carts, visit the Magical Dolphin House (it’s hard to describe until you’re actually there), relax on the beach, and of course do some shopping! You may also choose from other optional island activities, mangrove tours, a visit to the Healing Hole, or the Fountain of Youth.
As we bring to a close a wonderful week of fun, sun and sharing time with new friends, (both dolphin and human), you’ll leave Bimini feeling refreshed and restored on all levels. You’ll also take home your new skills to help communicate with other species who, as you’ll have learned every one of the past days, have so much wisdom to share with us.