10The Bahamas

The Bahamas sits between Florida, Cuba and the Turks and Caicos in the West Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago is made up of atolls and coral cays with hundreds of different islands around them. The crystal-clear, shallow waters of the Bahamas offer plenty of dolphin encounters, with the mammals being seen near Bimini Grand Bahama, and in lots of secret coves known only to tour operators.  

Head to Grand Bahama, located just 56 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida, for warm waters and almost guaranteed encounters with several resident pods of dolphins all year round. When to Go: Year round Type of Dolphins: Spotted, spinner, striped, and bottlenose