Different countries have different rules and regulations surrounding cetacean encounters, invariably with the animals’ welfare in mind.

Here in Hawaii, any in-water interactions with dolphins are usually in deeper water most commonly within large pods of spotted dolphins or (IMHO the much more intriguing) pilot whales. Of course opportunities to do so are dependent on a variety of conditions including weather conditions and animal behavior. Our beloved nearshore Hawaiian spinner dolphins have finally been afforded Federal protection and approaching within 50 yards of them is now prohibited.

Additionally, as a certified partner we adhere to the WCA Global Best Practice Guidance Dolphin and Whale Interactions.