Thursday, September 17, 2009

Porpoise and dolphins and other SOFTIN friends

Loud cheers and high excitement fill SOFTIN’s boat with joy whenever porpoise or dolphin are spotted during our educational adventures. This month we are spotting porpoise frequently as they lazily and at times playfully cruise along the coast – often just outside the surf zone – looking for their favorite forage fish. These fun and funny critters remind us of the old Flipper show and our special-needs passengers just love them.

Excitement runs high when common dolphins move inshore to chase bait fish. These high-energy critters swim fast and jump high, much to the delight of SOFTIN adventurers. The best part is when they gather around the bow of the WaveWalker (SOFTIN’s excursion vessel) and ride along with us.

Seals and sea lions are our constant companions around the harbor and we nearly always have a chance to visit them. Sea birds and shore birds are likewise ever-present partners on SOFTIN trips.

High adventure and good times await special-needs friends of SOFTIN. Do you know people with disabilities, impairments, and other special needs? Contact SOFTIN to arrange for an educational adventure they will grow from. Capt. Tiffany Vague organizes our trips. She can be contacted at

Capt. David Bacon
Executive Director,
Seafaring Opportunities For Those In Need (SOFTIN), Inc.

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