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Dolphin Watching in Puerto Morro, Ecuador

When traveling in Ecuador, the diversity for a small country is astounding. Head south along the Route of the Fisherman for the chance to see dolphins! The El Morro Port is located near Playas (officially known as General Villamil Playas) only a one hour and a half drive from Guayaquil.

From El Morro Port you can enjoy an extensive mangrove swamp where crabs are harvested. There is also other fresh seafood including: shells, scallops, and mussels.

Dolphin and Bird Watching Tour

Once you get to the port buy a ticket for a dolphin boat tour. The prices range from $10 to $15 per person depending on the tour. The tours are in Spanish, but are just as enjoyable to watch the local animals.

Climbing into a lancha, a small rustic boat it is off to the waters. On the way to the bottlenose dolphins, you can appreciate the mangroves and its bird watching opportunity. Some of the birds you can see include gulls, pelicans, albatrosses, mockingbirds, blue footed booby and herons.

Depending on the season there is also the chance to catch a glimpse of sea lions and migrating whales. Once you get out to the dolphin watching area the boat slows down for you to get the best photos of the jumping dolphins.

No matter which tour group you take all the guides communicate allowing everyone an up close viewing experience. In the distance you are also able to see the industrial port in Guayaquil City. After ample time to watch the dolphins jump and play the boat makes the quick trip back to El Morro Port.

Fresh and Local Seafood Lunch

Once you get back to the docks at El Morro Port there are plenty of fresh, local and live seafood restaurants for delicious meal at the end of your day trip to the El Morro Port. It is just a short drive back to Guayaquil or another beach city before sunset, to end your perfect dolphin filled day.

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