Planning your dream island getaway wouldn’t be complete without adding swimming with dolphins to your vacation bucket list. The Turks and Caicos Islands is home to an abundance of marine wildlife. Our turquoise waters and popular boat charters with knowledgeable tour guides will make for a fun-filled day you won’t forget. If you’re lucky, you might just get to add a dolphin experience to your vacation stories when you get home!

Dolphin Species in The Turks and Caicos

During your Boat charters, snorkeling adventures, dreamy sunset cruises in front of Grace Bay Beach or Half Moon Bay you may have spotted one of the most common type of dolphins in the Turks and Caicos, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Out past leeward reef or during a scuba diving trip at West Caicos or East Caicos, you may see these dolphins swimming together in large pods.

Get to Know Turks & Caicos Islands Most Famous Dolphins: JoJo the Dolphin and Dreamer

One of JoJo and Dreamer’s favorite games is jumping and splashing through the waves behind boats, giving charter guests a spectacular show! These friendly dolphins will sometimes swim up to snorkelers in front of areas like Half-Moon Bay.

JoJo the dolphin Is a national treasure here in Providenciales, he is a friendly wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphin and is most known for interacting with boats and guests off Grace Bay Beach or in front of the surrounding cays. He is so famous in the Turks and Caicos that he was even featured in Robin Williams’ documentary “In the Wild”. You can identify Jojo the dolphin by looking at the marks on his back and his fun and exciting mannerisms.

Dreamer is JoJo and his girlfriend Bo’s little one! He loves to play with boat charter guests and can be found swimming alongside his mom and dad, looking for people to play with. Much like his father he has taken on the playful and entertaining behaviors everyone visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands knows and loves.

What to Do When Swimming with Dolphins

When swimming with dolphins in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it’s important that we always respect the animals and their environment. We want to keep both our boat charter guests safe as well as the dolphins and You can do this by following a few common ground rules:

  • When getting in the water with a dolphin gently and slowly approaching the animal, try not to make any sudden movements.
  • Do not touch or chase Marine wildlife, if they are in a playful mood, they will often approach you on their own if they do not feel threatened.
  • Have fun! Swimming with Jojo and Dreamer in the crystal-clear waters of the Turks and Caicos is an unforgettable vacation experience.