Right from booking our holiday to Gran Canaria, me and Lewis said we were going to go on a Dolphin search. We didn't book the trip before we went as we figured we could just turn up at the port and hop on a boat, which is exactly what we did.
The above photo was taken before we set off and I became a seasick mess, there's more on that later. We ventured out on the boat into the extremely wavy ocean under the 'guarantee' that we would see Dolphins.
Me and Lew got a bit of a rubbish deal, as we had to stand on the top deck holding on for our dear lives. I don't have the best balance anyway, so you can imagine me stumbling around like a drunk. I decided enough was enough and managed to flop onto the floor after about an hours swaying but I still didn't feel sick at this point..bonus. No sooner had I sat down, Lewis was pulling me back up as the most wonderful sight appeared...
Aren't they magical?! There are no words for how beautiful these creatures are in the wild. I definitely shed a tear, Dolphins are one of my favourite animals anyway and watching them swim so freely was just perfect. We were the only boat in the area at the time, so all of the Dolphins seemed to be drawn towards us. At one point we had at least 20 jumping around the boat, looking spectacular. I feel as though I can't write a lot about them as no words can really explain their beauty.
No sooner did the boat turn around, the sick feeling began. I have never felt sickness like it. Luckily I managed to steal someones seat and stay as still as a statue until the boat docked. I don't know how I did it, but I managed to not be sick. Sickness aside, this trip is definitely something I will remember forever. If you are going to Gran Canaria, I would definitely recommend visiting a local port and jumping on a Dolphin boat!