“So who’s playing in Cruz Bay tonight?”

While mammals in the water around St. John may not be common, dolphins and whales have been seen! Just last week, a pod of dancing dolphins was found frolicking in Cruz Bay. Check-out this cool video! Reports of dolphin sitings also came in from Maho Bay, Coral Bay, and Hansen Bay. Additionally, humpback whales are seen around St. John, usually in late January and February.

And if you didn’t love dolphins before, maybe this fun fact will change your mind: Dolphins are highly intelligent, at least as smart as apes, with brains that evolved similar to our own! Dolphins are playful and very social. While the pod spotted in Cruz Bay was small, some groups can be 1,000 dolphins strong.

Playful whales in wintertime.

Tropical fish, sea turtles, octopi, and living coral are also abundant in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic ocean that surround St. John. Grab your snorkel or go for a scuba dive for a closer look!

Green sea turtles like the grassy sea bottom.

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