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Code of Conduct

The team at the Dolphin Centre is unwavering in our commitment to the ongoing conservation of our remarkable environment. We advocate for Responsible Marine Mammal Tourism and enforce a strict NO Touch policy during any encounters with marine mammals or other marine life on our excursions.

Before any interaction takes place, one of our onboard dolphin facilitators will always evaluate the behaviour of the dolphin pod. In-water observations are entirely contingent on the dolphins’ natural behaviour.

If the dolphins exhibit avoidance behaviour, we implement a“NO Water Entry” policy.

We adhere to a rigorous code of conduct, developed from years of experience interacting with wild dolphins, to ensure their well-being and preservation. By maintaining biodiversity and understanding the marine ecosystems within the Marine Reserve conservation area, we can promote eco-tourism without negatively impacting the environment.

The posters below have been created to minimize any potential negative impacts within the conservation areas. They serve as operational guidelines for sustainable interactions with marine life while also raising awareness.

Beach Clean-ups

The Dolphin Centre crew and guests who volunteer their time are actively involved in regular organized beach cleanups. We join forces with other Ponta Operators to help make our local beaches and ocean a cleaner healthier environment.

On a global scale, every year, countless marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds, and other animals are sickened, injured, or killed because of dangerous items we allow into the sea. Whether we live along the shore or not, we are all connected to the ocean. It drives and moderates our climate. It is the ultimate source of much of the water we drink and much of the air we breathe. It directly feeds millions of people. It also absorbs a great deal of the air and water pollution generated by a world population approaching seven billion people.

Rubbish doesn’t fall from the sky, it falls from human hands. And only human hands have the power to stop it. So please feel free to enquire when you are here about the next organized beach cleanup, and we would love for you to join us in helping keep Ponta’s beaches beautiful.