The hyper-fertile estuaries of northeast Florida are home to populations of resident and migratory Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. The abundance of these populations has not been studied and St. Augustine Eco Tours began the first population study in May of 2006. The behaviors and habits of these inshore dolphins are different than the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins which spend their entire lives in the ocean just miles away. Viewing dolphins and their behavior in the wild is an experience that most people find fascinating. Please know that on excursions with St. Augustine Eco Tours your guides will remain at the proper distance for responsible dolphin viewing so not to interfere with natural behaviors. The dolphins will thank you.