“Watch starboard – when we speed up, the dolphins usually can’t resist racing us.”
The captain’s announcement struck me as a joke, but sure enough, as the tour boat picked up speed, the group of dolphins that had been swimming near by suddenly took off after us. Then, in an unbelievable game of chicken, they started racing in front of the boat. (Check out the video!)
This crazy entertainment took place on an Island Packers tour launched from Ventura, California, that circled the Channel Islands. We saw three kinds of dolphins and two kinds of whales. A memory day and a check on my bucket list.