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Dolphins Retreat
  • This is fine. We have many floatation devices. WildQuest crew members have a lot of experience with people who are aquatically challenged. Of course, the more practice you can do in a local pool BEFORE coming to WildQuest — from floating with your face in the water, holding your breath… or floating face down with snorkel and mask on… to practicing swimming — the less time you will need to become familiar with those things in Bimini, and the sooner you can direct your focus towards the dolphins while in the water.

  • WildQuest’s catamaran DolphinQuest is very stable in the water. We have ginger pills and ginger juice which help to calm the stomach. It is also possible to bring some travel sickness pills with you such as Dramamine.

  • No, everything is optional! You can choose what you would like to do!

  • You need a Valid Passport! Don't forget that! Not much actually! Your island plane luggage allowance is only 40lbs/18kg!

    • basic summer clothes

    • nice dress / shirt for the night out

    • swimwear

    • beachtowel

    • sunglasses (preferably polarized)

    • sunhat

    • light cover (tunic / tshirt) on the boat

    • light raincoat for short rain showers

    • early spring / late fall you might want a warm layer for the boat

    SUNSCREEN

    Please do not bring any sunscreens with AVOBENZONE or OXYBENZONE as an ingredient. Check your sunscreen under ‘ACTIVE ingredients’.

     

    AVOBENZONE (also known as Parsol 1789, Eusolex 9020, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) reacts with our iron rich water on Bimini. This creates bad stains on the boat, linens and your clothing which are very difficult to remove.

     

    OXYBENZONE has been determined by ocean researchers to be problematic.

     

    Please bring sunscreens where the active ingredient is either TITANIUM DIOXIDE and/or ZINC OXIDE. Thank you for your help and support with this.

  • Yes, you do need travel insurance. Do check out travel insurance information below

    PRE-­EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION

    If you have a pre-existing medical condition that you want covered and/or you want a comprehensive policy, please check with your insurance company as they may require purchase of insurance within 24 hours of initial payment to Your Beautiful Beginning and WildQuest.

    CANCELLATION INSURANCE

    This covers you for the rare possibility that you might have to cancel due to illness, family emergency or situations out of your control.

    It is also possible that a WildQuest program must be cancelled due to weather or other adverse conditions out of our control. WildQuest will only cancel a program due to possible severe weather once NOAA has issued a hurricane warning for our area, which means hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. In these cases there will be no refunds, program reschedules or replacements possible from WildQuest, so we highly recommend that you get insurance that covers all these eventualities. You may use any travel insurance company you like. Some websites that allow you to compare different insurers and policies are www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com.

    If Wild Quest cancels the retreat then Your Beautiful Beginning must also cancel.

  • Yes, WildQuest can accommodate all of these diets. When you register with WildQuest you can enter your special dietary requirements. If you do have any special favorites, bring some along! 

  • We have a variety of healing workshops which include: meditations, ecstatic dance, joyful yoga, mindfulness practices, optional plant medicine ceremony, daily therapeutic reflections, which all help in strengthening the mind, body, and soul connection.

  • It is HOT! You only need a few light clothes and sandals. Bring a towel for the boat/beach, hat, T- shirts, shorts, maybe a long sleeve t-shirt to cover from the sun, sunscreen (non-oily), sarongs, light rain jacket, a journal, special food requirements, vitamins and insect repellant. You do not need boat shoes – we are barefoot on the boat. We also supply refillable water bottles for you on the boat, as well as a small ”boat bag” for you to put your things in.If you are coming in April/May or October/November, bring a sweater, maybe sweat pants and you may need a rash guard or small wetsuit if you are sensitive to the temperatures at that time of year. We provide hair dryers.

    • All accommodation (Sunday night in Fort Lauderdale and five nights on the island based on double occupancy).

    • Boat trips (5 days out weather permitting).

    • Most meals (but see what’s not included below).

    • Group sessions will be offered each day

    • Complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles.

    • Wifi connection, where available.

    • Drinking water.

    • Hot beverages at WildQuest Retreat.

    • Travel costs to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    • Travel costs to and from Bimini.
      If you choose our recommended Charter company as your carrier, their all inclusive cost is $505  +$22 fuel surcharge (subject to change). – Highly recommend!

    • Crew Gratuities 10-15% of the retreat cost.

    • Single room and ocean view room upgrade. (Speak to Wild Quest about the options)

    • Sunday night dinner and Monday morning breakfast in Fort Lauderdale and one group dinner out on Bimini.

    • All individual body work sessions. The cost is $110 for an hour.

    • Rental of snorkel equipment is $30 for the set or $10 for fins only.

    • Retreat photos when available $80.

    • Travel Insurance 

  • All payments are non refundable. Wildquest requires Travel Insurance and I strongly recommend it.  World Nomads Insurance comes highly recommended. They guarantee up to 100% of the trip cost for cancellations. And up to 150% for TripInterruption. These are other recommended options www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com.

FAQ's

Wild Dolphins

Frequently Asked Questions 

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