Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beautiful Indonesia: Dolphin Spotting in Lovina

Every day at sunrise a pod of dolphins come into the bay to feed in the town of Lovina in north Bali. Since humans have a fascination with dolphins you can imagine the tourism that has developed for these sight seeing tours. In order to catch sight of these beautiful creatures you must get up at the crack of dawn to get onto a boat which will take you out to the middle of the bay. The waters are quiet and still this time of day and the slow rise of the sun above the mountains, onto the bay is stunning. And of course the dolphins are gorgeous! They are everywhere, jumping and swimming, a great way to see these intelligent and amazing marine animals. The only downside is that you have to share the waters with about 25 other boats but at least they are all fairly small boats and there are no giant boats that take up the whole area.

Lovina is a bit of an old school Bali tourist town but it is the gate way to water falls, mountains and further west there is access to amazing diving in Pemuteran and Menjangan National Park.

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