this trip is one of the best things I've ever done, and I will be joining my sister in June 2012 to do it again.
One word of caution though... the fee that you see for the week's retreat is soon inflated by international tranaction fees ($115 in our case) as they have an overseas bank account. Add to that the travel insurance that you have to take out ($135), the cost of the flight from Ft Lauderdale to Bimini ($590), the departure tax ($50) and the cost of two nights out.
By the time you have rented your snorkelling equipment and paid taxis and gratuities, oh yes, and paid airline tickets to Ft Lauderdale, it becomes a WHOPPING $5 000 (2 guests) for 5 days...
ps. not to mention Scopolamine patches to prevent seasickness...lol
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WildQuest has been respectfully connecting with dolphins in the wild since 1995. We offer week-long retreats to swim with wild dolphins in The Bahamas. The WildQuest Retreat Center is situated in a friendly little fishing village, with a bayside terrace and a mooring for our catamaran DolphinQuest. Rooms are on the water and accommodations are light, airy and spacious with private bath and A/C. Food is fresh, healthy and organic where possible, including vegetarian, chicken or fish dishes. Our excellent chef caters to most dietary needs including vegan and gluten free. Each day on our week long retreats, we are scheduled to go out on our 41-foot catamaran DolphinQuest for some snorkeling at coral reefs, visiting the famous Atlantis Stone Road and of course meeting up with playful dolphins. Snorkeling and free diving lessons are included and all levels of aquatic skills are welcome. WildQuest provides a supportive and safe environment, both on the boat and on land for the optimum Human-Dolphin Connection. Other activities on offer are the daily yoga and meditation classes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- WildQuest Bimini, Bahamas