To increase your chances of a wild dolphin encounter while in the water, remember this advice from the amiable folks at Bimini Undersea Adventures: The more you free dive, spin around and act like a fish, the more likely you'll be to end up looking a curious cetacean in the eye. The company pioneered wild dolphin encounters in Bimini 15 years ago, and their enthusiasm hasn't waned. Summer is the best time for locating resident Atlantic spotted dolphins in the shallow waters off Bimini, thanks to calmer seas, but the company will take out groups of six or more all year long. Encounters aren't guaranteed since it is up to the dolphins to choose when to visit and for how long.
World's Best Islands for Snorkeling
We've ranked the 25 island spots for the best snorkeling in the world, from No. 25 (the Galapagos) to No. 1 (?). See which spots you've already visited for snorkeling and scuba diving, and which spots you want to see next.
by ISLANDS Editors
No. 23: Bimini, Bahamas