Dolphin watching in Bahrain is a truly exciting experience that cannot be compared to those in other countries. Although a Dolphin park with captive dolphins does exist in Bahrain, the park is nothing in comparison to watching these nimble creatures in the wild rather than confined in a gilded cage. Certain people are also against dolphin parks and captive dolphins that are enslaved to perform cheap tricks day after day. This then gives visitors all the more reason to enjoy the dolphin watching experience. There is something about the way dolphins leap from the water and play in the wake of a boat that seems so gleeful and innocent. This is definitely an experience one can never see in a dolphin park with captive dolphins.
Wild dolphins are just that, wild. They are left to their own devices and can behave in the manner that they are most accustomed to. Dolphins are social animals and live in pods of twelve of more. The dolphins one would see on a dolphin watching trip in the Persian Gulf Waters of Bahrain are commonly long nosed dolphins. However, some marine biologists contest this and state that these dolphins belong in a species of their own as Arabian Dolphins. This is much due to their characteristic long beaks which are more slender than those found in common long nosed dolphins. These social groups are tightly knit family groups that hunt and move together. So it truly is a shame to see a solitary dolphin doing flips for sardines in a pool knowing that they belong to a family that they normally thrive with. This is precisely why dolphin sightseeing trips in Bahrain have been on the rise for the last few years.
Dolphin lovers who come to Bahrain are ever increasing in number year by year. Only a few years ago, there were only two trips coming out of the Bahrain Yacht Club for dolphin watching tours. Today, the number has gone up to three with more and more boats going out. This may be due to the dolphin park being in a state of disrepair from a fire. This may also be a sign of the spread of education vilifying such establishments. Whichever the case, watching dolphins in the temperate waters of the Persian Gulf has become a more popular attraction to visitors.
Aside from seeing just the dolphins, such tours are also good for general sightseeing the waters of Bahrain. Picturesque scenes of fishermen sailing their Dhows into the fishing grounds almost seem like something out of a postcard. Seeing these fishermen is also a good sign of seeing several pods of dolphins because both humans and dolphins seek the same prey in these waters. When one sees the local fishermen with their sails down on their Dhows while pulling their nets for their bounty, it is a sure sign that a pod of dolphins is nearby. Dolphin watching in Bahrain is truly rewarding that can give any tourist a memorable experience of something from the wild.