Are there any legal restrictions or considerations involved in swimming with dolphins?

Different countries have different rules and regulations surrounding cetacean encounters, invariably with the animals’ welfare in mind. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act in the United States, it is illegal to harass, hunt, capture (where do those captive dolphins come from?), or kill any marine mammal. We strictly adhere to self-regulating our trips (over and above locally-imposed regulations) with additional guidelines that have been designed to protect our guests, the animals and their habitat. Wild Side adheres to the IWC’s General Principles for Whalewatching to minimise the risks of adverse impacts of whalewatching on cetaceans.