Baia dos Golfinhos, Fernando de Noronha

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Baia dos Golfinhos is sublimely beautiful with its striking landscape, lush vegetation, and bright blue water, but that is not its main appeal. For centuries, schools of spinner dolphins have been coming to the stunning bay and, from atop the 50 m (164 ft) cliff, you are almost guaranteed a sighting of some resting in the cove after a night of hunting. Research biologists from the “Projeto Golfinho Rotador” organization monitor the animals daily and readily answer questions. They will even lend you binoculars for a better look. Arrange to visit Baia dos Golfinhos and other attractions in Fernando de Noronha using our Fernando de Noronha road trip planning app.
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  • Its nice, you can see it by boat or on a track that you access through Sancho point of control. The track os really worthy, because its not too long, the path is beautiful and you can see Baia dos... 
    Its nice, you can see it by boat or on a track that you access through Sancho point of control. The track os really worthy, because its not too long, the path is beautiful and you can see Baia dos...  more »
  • There are some viewpoints where you can see the bay from above on a trail accessible from the Sancho beach entrance. The trail continues through the hills to the Sancho Beach access ladder. 
    There are some viewpoints where you can see the bay from above on a trail accessible from the Sancho beach entrance. The trail continues through the hills to the Sancho Beach access ladder.  more »
  • good to arrive early around 6AM, dolphin time more chance to see them, they come at the bay for relax. 
    good to arrive early around 6AM, dolphin time more chance to see them, they come at the bay for relax.  more »
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  • Wonderful place
  • Charming bay, special place to see several docile dolphins playing. I recommend not going after a heavier meal, as the boat ride to the place was very nauseating and there were those who felt sick and needed to take medicine for nausea and motion sickness.
  • Dolphins are very charismatic
  • Dolphins are a spectacle apart.
  • The most spectacular experience I have ever witnessed. Dozens of dolphins “dancing” in the water! Those who have seasickness on the boat, I recommend eating little and taking seasickness medicine. I don't usually get seasick, but the boat I went rocked a lot. So take this tip! You can go by boat or a ride called a Hawaiian canoe.

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