Category Archives: Dolphin Tours

Do You Know These Common Dolphin Behaviors?

Common Dolphin Behaviors Dolphins are not only highly intelligent, but also kind and welcoming. That’s why dolphin cruises, like the ones we offer at Dockside, have become so popular. Dolphins just love to have fun, and that’s due in large part to their behavior.

Dolphins are incredibly social creatures

They often travel in packs of at least two or more, for protection against predators and social interaction. When a dolphin is injured or attacked, the group will help take care of them by bringing them up to the surface to breathe. If there’s food around, the groups tend to be bigger. A dolphin doesn’t stay in the same group forever, and will likely switch for food-related or migratory reasons.

Most dolphins talk to each other when they play

That’s when you’ll hear the whistling or vocalization that many people associate with dolphins—it simply means they’re excited and happy. As a result, they’ll often chase each other, or brush up alongside one another, for physical contact. It’s how they interact with their friends!

Dolphins are very willing to get to know us

They play with humans just like they’d play with other dolphins, and take to humans like friends. Over time, dolphins can grow very loyal to their caretakers, creating a lifelong friendship that is rare with other sea creatures. But from what we know of their behavior now, that’s no surprise.

Getting to know a dolphin is an experience like no other. At Dockside Seafood and Fishing Center, we offer dolphin cruises that allow visitors to see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat and enjoy their presence. Make a new friend today by calling us at 757-481-4545!

When Are the Best Times to See Dolphins in Virginia Beach?

One of the most awesome things you’ll ever see in your life are dolphins swimming in the wild, in nature, near Virginia Beach. It’s a mesmerizing sight, perhaps because it’s something you don’t see everyday. It’s like a glimpse into a whole other world, and you feel lucky for just having witnessed a brief momentContinue Reading

One Reason Humans Are So Fascinated By Dolphins

So many people love dolphins. Why is that? Could it be because they look cute and seem friendly to humans? Perhaps. Could it also be we admire their intelligence? Yes. If you’ve ever been to a marine center or aquarium where they had dolphins, chances are you got to witness with your own eyes aContinue Reading

How Dolphins Use Teamwork to Their Benefit

We can learn a lot from observing how animals relate to one another. Take, for instance, dolphins. Did you know they will cooperate when they’re hunting for food? You might see dolphins slapping their tails in order to scare fish out of the water and right into their partners’ mouths. Dolphins are smart. With theirContinue Reading

What Makes Dolphins Unique?

From 1964 to 1967 NBC broadcast a TV show about a lovable dolphin named “Flipper” who would interact with Porter Ricks, the Chief Warden at fictional Coral Key Park and Marine Preserve in Florida. If you ask a person to name a famous dolphin, inevitably they’ll recall the name Flipper, who has also been theContinue Reading

Fascinating Human and Dolphin Interactions

Dolphins are amazing creatures that are known to help other animals and even humans! There are some great examples of this throughout history. Here are a few of our favorite stories: Fishing in Laguna, Brazil In Laguna, Brazil a group of local dolphins have been aiding fisherman for generations. Out of the large pod ofContinue Reading

Typical Dolphin Behaviors

If you go on a dolphin cruise with us here at Dockside Seafood and Fishing Center, you may become curious about what behaviors you might see out on the water- so read on to learn more about not only their habits, but also their social skills. Social Behaviors Dolphins travel in groups which are commonlyContinue Reading

5 Ways Dolphins Are Even Smarter Than You Think

Here at Dockside Seafood & Fishing Center, we offer dolphin cruises that take you on an up close and personal trip through the “Dolphin Disneyland” that the Chesapeake Bay is known as. By now, everyone’s heard that dolphins are one of the most intelligent species on the planet, which is part of what makes themContinue Reading