Dolphins have been called the clowns of the ocean because of their lively antics and good nature.
They are also some of the smartest creatures on earth, capable of using tools, creating art and self recognition, or the ability us humans tend to take for granted of being able to distinguish between the individual and the group. Dolphins are also some of the most sought after, cherished sights along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in south Walton County and one of the best ways to spot these amazing marine mammals is in the evenings right from the ultra white sand dunes of the private beach at 30-A Suites in sunny Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Another great way to see these cetaceans is from the deck of a luxury charter that specializes in dolphin excursions. The friendly, on site staff at 30-A Suites know which charters are the best, and will happily make all the arrangements for your family's time on the water.
Tours typically last anywhere from 2-4 hours, though shorter or longer sessions can be worked out as well. 30-A Suites recommends that you plan your dolphin adventure for either the early, like very very early, in the morning or for the late afternoon.
This is for a few reasons, but mainly because the temperatures at those times is quite pleasant, with nice breezes coming off the water which drives away some of our famously oppressive humidity. Also, you're less likely to be rained out by the daily summer 3 o'clock thunderstorm. But the most important reason to go at dawn or dusk is that is the time when dolphins are most active and easiest to see feeding, playing and jumping. Sometimes the dolphins are as curious about their human observers as we are of them m and they come right up to the boat.
Other sights you will see on your coastal tour include manatees, stingrays, massive loggerhead sea turtles, sharks, bald eagles and even the occasional whale, like the Humpback that recently visited our waters. After our local guides have taken your crew off the beaten path, so to speak, showing you the coastal wonders of our pristine paradise, you can look forward to returning to unique charm and southern hospitality of the premier boutique motel on the Emerald Coast, 30-A Suites.
Situated amidst the rolling, polished quartz crystal sand dunes and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, 30-A Suites offers guests a luxurious stay with an exclusive feeling, set away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, along scenic route 30-A, for which the property takes its moniker, in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Ideal for the traveler that prefers a more authentic, laid back vacation, our gorgeous rentals are the epitome of personalized comfort with a modern flare. Each uniquely decorated unit has been designed to be your coastal oasis surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms of jasmine or magnolia.
Guests will find spacious living areas complete with cozy furniture, fully equipped kitchens, sumptuous bedding, crisp linens, oversized bathrooms with modern luxuries, and private patios overlooking our breathtaking landscape.
Other nearby activities you will love include exploring the historical grounds of Eden State Park, visiting a preserved plantation, golf at some of the most prestigious courses in the country, diving, sports fishing charters, and so much more you may not know where to begin.