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If you’re missing the calming lull of ocean waves, think about taking a ride out into the Atlantic on a dolphin tour! With some companies continuing into the winter months, there are various options to take the family on a fun, educational day trip—or to just start planning ahead for 2020!
Most dolphin tours glide through the coastal waterways in search of bottlenose dolphins. These porpoises are native to South Carolina and hang around even when it gets colder due to their layer of warm blubber. You can see their sleek, gray bodies diving and spraying throughout the frothy waves with some reaching lengths of 13 feet!
This species is very intelligent, in fact, only second to chimpanzees in the grade book. They have been known to communicate with humans, figure out how to use artificial tools, and pass information from generation to generation! Since they hang out in pods for protection, you may see a whole family of them snacking on bycatch from shrimping boats. They actually eat 22…

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