Today, I booked for the day “Dolphins and Turtles” on the catamaran “KOKOUMDO”. Appointment taken for 8am at the marina of Pointe du Bout in Trois Ilets. The sky is blue, not a cloud, the sun is shining, the sand is littered with starfish, it’s a good start!
First impression: the catamaran is super pretty, red and white, very chic. It’s a big 47-foot (15 m)liveaboard boat, it feels like visiting friends, not boarding a classic day-charter. The captain and the hostess welcome us with kindness and tell us the different safety measures and rules to respect on board.
A small coffee awaits us with buns, jams, peyi juice and a “ti takeoff” (be careful though!), the day starts well…
Here we are well installed, the spaces are very cosy, we can drop our stuff inside, settle in the saloon, on the big net in front, as everyone prefers. At 8:30 am, the captain casts off the moorings, here we go towards the open sea. On the program: to go and look for dolphins! Today we are lucky, their presence is signaled at 10 minutes of navigation to the north. During the crossing, we are explained the rules put in place by the AGOA marine mammal sanctuary whose KOKOUMDO crew has followed the training and signed the charter.