What to Bring on a Dolphin Cruise

It’s always dolphin season here at Travel Resort Services, especially in lively Johns Pass. You’re within minutes of a 1/2 day Egmont Key dolphin cruise when you stay in one of our newly renovated resort rentals equipped with full kitchen, spacious living area, and cozy bedrooms. The dolphin adventures are inexpensive and guaranteed to wow those who indulge. The cruises also involve snorkeling, shelling, and sunbathing—you’re in for a fantastic treat! Knowing what to bring along is just as important as booking your villa and cruise.

Capture That One-In-A-Million Photo

The essential item to bring on a dolphin cruise, unsurprisingly, is a quality camera. You don’t want to go home empty-handed. The dolphins swim very fast and jump in quick succession, therefore playing with the settings beforehand will help capture the best photos. Try using single-point focus and sequence photoshoot mode, that way you can snap multiple photos at once without being blurry. A basic smartphone will likely be able to capture quality photos, but advanced cameras are the equipment of choice.

dolphins in ocean by madeira beach
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What to Wear

The easiest way to know what to wear is checking the weather two to four hours before your cruise. Weather can change quickly, and meteorologists are unreliable, so it’s best always to bring a sweater or light jacket regardless of the season. If it’s a beautiful Coastal Florida sunny afternoon, then bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat. If it’s breezy, chilly, or wet then packing a jacket is critical. Ponchos are perfect for rainstorms. Wearing too much clothing is never a bad idea! You can take layers off during the half-day cruise. Always remember to wear non-skid shoes, as water does find a way onto the vessels. Simple items such as towels, swimsuits, and extra clothing should be brought along. The cruise does provide masks and snorkels!

Things to Remember

Save money by packing a picnic with lunch, snacks, and drinks in a cooler—alcohol is also permitted. Dolphin watching isn’t an exact science, and sometimes the majestic creatures don’t cooperate, so bring a reliable pair of binoculars for every person in your group. It is likely, however, that you’ll see dolphins up-close-and-personal! Getting seasick is unlikely because the fine folks at Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise don’t fly through the bay, but having a box of Dramamine is never a bad idea. Seasickness is common, so if you’re uncertain about hitting the open sea, buy motion sickness relief.

Find the rental that’s right for you with Travel Resort Services! You’re always minutes away from a dolphin excursion as we have locations in Johns Pass, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Redington Beach, and all over the Tampa Bay area.

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