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Dolphin Watching in Maldives

Nobody trained these local dolphins, yet they will perform amazing stunts for you when encouraged by your applause

Best time: November–April

Dolphin Watching
Dolphin Watching

The Maldives is ranked as one of the top 5 best dolphin watching spots found on earth. Dolphins roam around for almost the entire year, but for a more treasured experience, you should opt for the best time and place. The best time in the Maldives is the dry season, particularly between January and April as dolphins like to show up when the weather is nice.

As to the best location, there is one little-known place in the Maldives—Meemu Atoll, to be more precise—the Muli Channel. Meemu Atoll is not especially famous probably owing to the small number of resorts found here—only two. However, in terms of dolphins, this area seems to be the most abundant. They are also said to be most frequently seen in the morning between 9 and 10:30 am and in the afternoon between 3:00 and 5:30 pm. So take this into consideration while planning your safari! And a final useful tip—don't spare the applauseб they like it and might even do some stunts for you when you encourage them a little; being the centre of attention is in their nature!

Practical info

What is the peak season for seeing dolphins in Maldives?

The best time to spot dolphins in Maldives is during the dry season between January and April, although they can be seen throughout the year. The frequency of dolphins appearing in the region is higher during the dry season, which makes it more preferable. To observe these animals, plan your visit to Maldives. Show more

Which is the most suitable region in Maldives for dolphin watching?

The Muli Channel in Meemu Atoll is an undiscovered yet stunning location for dolphin watching. Only two resorts are found in Meemu Atoll, making it less popular, but this region appears to be the most abundant in terms of dolphins. With more frequent sightings of dolphins, this area is ideal for a dolphin safari. Show more

What is the number of resorts discovered in Meemu Atoll?

Meemu Atoll has a small number of resorts, precisely only two. Compared to other Atolls like North Malé and South Malé, the region's popularity is lesser, but it remains the most abundant in terms of dolphins in Maldives, making it a good option for dolphin watching. Show more

When is the best time to see dolphins at Muli Channel?

To have the highest probability of seeing dolphins, plan your visit to Muli Channel during two times in the day - in the morning, between 9:00 am and 10:30 am, and in the afternoon, between 3:00 to 5:30 pm. They are more likely to appear during the dry season when the weather is good, and hence, it increases the probability of seeing them. Show more

What kind of stunts can you see Maldives dolphins performing?

Maldives dolphins can perform an array of remarkable stunts to impress their audience. The locals do not train them, but when they are the center of attention, they tend to perform these tricks on their own. If you want to observe these activities, give the dolphins a round of applause and encourage them. It's an unforgettable experience. Show more

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