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Sunrise dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali.

Sunrise Lovina Beach Dolphin Watching in Bali

I watched the sunset in Lovina, Bali but I also watched the sunrise. Because THE thing to do when traveling in the area is to go on a sunrise Lovina Beach dolphin watching tour.

The boats head out early. Many of them. So so many of them. And then they drift, you drift, out at sea, until someone points. And then, when someone points, all of a sudden all of the engines roar in unison and all of the boats will chase towards where that finger is pointing. Each boat driver trying to get the closest to the dolphins and get there the fastest. Often to the point where they drive so fast they drive over where the dolphins were, causing them to swim away and disappear.

I saw a handful or two of dolphins on dolphin tour in Lovina from the front of the little boat that I shared with three strangers. I felt sorry for these other people because I, as the single traveler, was just stuck with them. And they would have probably preferred for it to be just themselves.

But whatever.


They probably felt sorry for me.

The dolphins were few and far between and fast, very fast, and, often, far away. I had just brought my point and shoot camera along for the tour because I’m sometimes nervous for bringing my expensive DSLR in water where it might get wet. So I wasn’t able to get any good photos. Just blurry pictures from afar.

But that doesn’t matter.

I don’t think I’d ever seen a dolphin outside of the zoo show before. So seeing them, there, live, was breathtaking, good pictures or not.

Once, looking backwards, we saw a small grouping of dolphins. And then one of them jumped up out of the golden water, high in the air, and spun around several times.

And it was amazing.

Photos of the Lovina Beach Dolphin Watching Tour in Bali:

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia
Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina Beach Dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Along with the Lovina Beach dolphin tour, I also took a motorcycle tour to a Buddhist temple, the hot springs, and a waterfall while in Lovina.

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