BIMINI, CARIBBEAN: Blessings of the Wild Dolphins – To be announced
Join teacher and author Brandt Morgan for a truly touching spiritual journey of the heart to the Caribbean Island of Bimini for an intimate experience with the wild spotted dolphins. During our time with the dolphins you will have the opportunity to open your heart and practice unconditional love and acceptance, for these marvelous creatures and for yourself.
As students of spirituality, we know we create our reality with what we think and project, and here we can put that into practice with our connection with these beautiful mammals.
During our time with the dolphins you will have the opportunity to open your hearts and practice unconditional love and acceptance, for these marvelous creatures, ourselves and each other. Although they do not speak our language, dolphins are natural empaths who respond to the emotions we radiate and the judgmental thoughts or clarity of mind we possess.
These are wild dolphins and when we approach their pods they make the choice to come and join, swim and connect with us. Connecting with their wondrous spirits can be a profoundly moving, deeply healing and life altering experience. Their immense peace, joy and playfulness will touch your heart and awaken your spirit to the magic of your own magnificence.
Open Hearts, Open Minds
This week we’ll spend time looking at our communication skills, self-judgments and the limiting thought patterns which are interfering with our most important relationships and preventing us from becoming the manifestation of Spirit that we truly are!
This is a very profound and heartfelt trip – meant to encourage you to merge with the dolphins and spark your playful spirit in a safe and loving atmosphere. There’ll be plenty of time for swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling the reefs, meditating, group class, group discussion, swimming, journaling, resting, and sharing. Join for this magical adventure!
OUR AWESOME ITINERARY
Day 0 (-/-/-)
For those of us that do not live in Ft Lauderdale, we’ll be meeting at the Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale near the airport (but on the beach) and gathering in the evening to greet each other! We’ll have a chance to relax and explore a bit before our exciting adventure. There are some fun restaurants near the hotel that we can try out and see a bit of the local night life.
Day 1 (-/l/d)
Meet the group at the Ft Lauderdale Airport for our morning flight to Bimini (approximately 8:30am). Most of us will have arrived in Ft Lauderdale the day before. After our flights we arrive at our hotel where we will be spending the next five days together. We’ll have our first meeting to get to know dolphin protocol so that we can interact lovingly with our dolphin companions. Then we’ll don our suits for our first day on the boat and meeting with the dolphins.
We’ll be connecting with the dolphins through our heart-space calling them with our intent and love. We look forward to experiencing the healing energy of the dolphins and being in their presence. Each day we will have time together for sharing, meditation, and class to discuss the challenges in our lives.
WiFi is available if you just can’t leave everything behind. Just a few steps out of your room is Radio Beach. A few more steps and you are in the Gulf Stream! Turn the other way, and in one minute you are at our dolphin adventure boat. Everything Bimini has to offer is just around the corner. There’s no need for transportation. Meals are served by our chef in the top-floor suite of the hotel overlooking Bimini Harbor. Dining is exclusively for our group and scheduled around our activities. Our menu and other details about the food can be found here.
Mornings are a combination of free time and group time in circle. Do nothing on the beach, or try some of Bimini’s other activities (SCUBA, fishing, kayaking, healing hole, nature trail, Bimini Museum, Dolphin House). Afternoons are dolphin time!
Day 2-5 (b/l/d)
We’ll spend time exploring ourselves in the mornings and playing off our boat in the afternoon with the dolphins and snorkeling. Our time with these wild dolphins is a gift from them and will evolve as they wish. This is an ecologically sensitive program that allows us to observe, interact with, and swim with these beautiful beings.
Knowing this, there are NO guarantees with wild dolphins, our interactions with them is totally up to them. The photo and video opportunities are absolutely outstanding. Our dolphin excursions take place each afternoon aboard a dive vessel. These trips can be anywhere from 3 to 4 hours in length. It takes approximately one hour to reach the “dolphin grounds.” Sometimes the pod (dolphin family) comes to the boat in as little as 30 minutes; on other days it takes 3 hours.
No trip to Bimini would be complete without snorkeling over the “Mysterious Bimini Road!” A quarter-mile off Paradise Point lays an ancient, underwater road of stones that has baffled natives, mystics and scientists for generations. Some call it the Bimini Road or the Atlantis Wall and believe it may lead to the lost continent of Atlantis.
It’s quite a mystical experience and many say they can feel the energy that emanates from these huge underwater stones. The famed Bimini Wall, less than a quarter mile offshore, drops from 145 feet to over 3,000 feet in only a few yards. In fact, around the island there are wrecks as shallow as 20 feet and as deep as 100 feet. The photo and video opportunities are absolutely outstanding. (Weather permitting)
Day 6 (b/-/-)
We leave Bimini around noon for our flight to Ft Lauderdale and our connecting flights home renewed and with a change of heart. New friends have been made and old friendships made stronger. We look forward to the challenge of bringing our clarity, peace and centeredness home with us!
About Brandt Morgan:
Brandt Morgan is an internationally known writer and teacher whose passion is helping people find their true selves and the vision and courage to live their dreams. His classes, workshops, publications, and personalized coaching and apprenticeship programs combine the wisdom of the heart with common sense and powerful tools from many traditions.
Brandt is Toltec Mentor trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of the bestselling book, The Four Agreements. He is also a certified firewalking instructor and the co-author of four books with Tom Brown, Jr. (The Tracker) on wilderness survival and nature awareness skills (Tom Brown’s Field Guides).
Brandt is also the creator of Vision Walk, a simple meditation process that makes it possible to answer questions and solve problems in just a few minutes by accessing one’s own deep inner wisdom. Vision Walk is now available both in book form at Amazon.com and in MP3 form. Brandt’s philosophy is simple: “We are all interconnected. When we remember who we are and find the vision and courage to live our dreams, we inspire others to do the same. When we live our truth, we uplift everyone on the planet.”
- 5 nights at the Sea Crest Hotel + Marina: either double or single occupancy
- Most meals as noted in itinerary – breakfast/lunch/dinner prepared by our own “personal chef”
- All teachings & meditations from Brandt Morgan
- All tips for baggage handlers (one bag per person) are included
- Daily Wild Dolphin Excursions
- Our snorkeling adventures as weather permits: to Rainbow Reef, The Stones of Atlantis, and/or 3 Sisters Reef.
- Mask and fins rental is included but you can bring your own. You’ll also receive instruction in their proper use if necessary.
- Your hotel room the first night in Ft. Lauderdale is not-included. We have reserved rooms at a hotel at the Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale (954-524-8733) for June 14th. All have two queens, intercoastal views, on the beach, for a total of $95 per person tax included per person double occupancy. Folks can either take a taxi or call the Marriott Shuttle (954-524-8733) which costs $35 one way up to four people. Taxi for the 6-mile ride is about $25. Check-in time is 4 p.m, but folks can leave their baggage in a safe place at the hotel and go exploring beforehand. There are some great restaurants nearby to our hotel.
- Transfer from Bimini airport to resort ~ $6-$10 USD dollars
- Non-included taxes – There is a $25 USD tax when leaving the Bahamas. That’s payable in cash only.
- Other non-included items would be: phone calls, laundering services, and souvenir shopping.
- Your flight to Ft. Lauderdale from your hometown and your round-trip flight to Bimini are not-included (approximately $280.00 USD). The island of Bimini is located 81 km east of Miami.
- Gratuity for the boat’s crew is not-included – I recommend approximately $100 USD per person (we will gift to them at the end of the trip).
How to get to Bimini:
Regarding flights: You’ll be taking the morning flight to Bimini around 11:50am on Silver Airways (or United Air). If you live outside of Ft Lauderdale you’ll need to arrive the day before so that you can make the 11:50 am flight. Going home you’ll be taking the flight that departs Bimini around 12:58pm on July 20th. If you like we can match you with a roommate at our hotel. Going home, make sure you leave enough time in case our Bimini flight departs late – you don’t want to miss your connecting flight back home.
Feel free to make your own flights, but please confirm them with us before booking. If you need help – no worries, Ales in Custom Travel is our travel guru – feel free to ring him at: 604-204-0444, 866-866-5566 or email him and it will be his pleasure to assist you!
Our 2014 trip is: $2399.00 USD per person double occupancy. The exact cost for our hotel room the night before the trip in Ft Lauderdale is to be announced (approximately $85.00 USD per person double occupancy).
A deposit of $700.00 USD is preferred as soon as possible to reserve your place. Final payment is due: 60 days before departure date.
To secure your spot now and make your $700 deposit, do the following:
Step 1: Click the blue “Add to Cart” button (your selection will go immediately into the shopping cart).
Step 2: Click the “CHECKOUT NOW” link directly below. You’ll be redirected to the check-out page.
** NOTE: If you don’t wish to register online or are having issues, call 727.421.0849 or email us.
Any cancellation made in writing between: 61-90 days before departure will result in a cancellation fee of $700.00 USD. Any cancellation made between: 60 days before departure and the trip departure will result in a total loss of your $700.00 USD deposit along with any non-refundable funds made to our suppliers in Bimini. Any cancellation made: after the trip departs will result in total loss of trip funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum. When traveling we always recommend trip cancellation insurance. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.
If you’ve found this trip after the registration date – no worries! Give us a call and we’ll do our best to get you on the trip.
Please know that we are happy to create a monthly payment plan for you – but do note that you must be paid in full by the departure date. Simply email us and we can charge a specific amount monthly to your Master Card or Visa credit card. We look forward to sharing this amazing adventure with you!