Where do bottlenose dolphins live?
While roaming the open ocean, these beauties can be seen along the West Coast in the United States such as Washington, Oregon, and California as well as in the Aloha Islands of Hawaii.
Along the East Coast, they can be seen from the Yankee’s hometown of New York to the sunny shores of Florida. Other homesteads include the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Black Seas, the Southwestern Indian Ocean, Australia, Japan, and Chile. They can also touchdown in harbors, bays, estuaries, and gulfs.
Offshore bottlenose dolphins are found in deep waters away from the shore, whereas coastal bottlenose dolphins can be seen from your favorite seat on the beach. As a special treat, both offshore and coastal bottlenose dolphins are spotted in the Dana Point area, leaving both our favorite open ocean voyagers and beach buddies thrilled to catch a glimpse of them.