Seeing dolphins is a highlight of any trip to the shore for me. I've seen them from the beach, from hotel balconies and from boats. But my favorite dolphin experience ever was seeing them on the boat ride to Cabbage Key off Captiva Island, Florida. There was a small pod of them that appeared out of nowhere and they were the most playful I've ever seen. They spent about 25 minutes playing in the boat's wake, jumping and swimming and just having fun. The captain encouraged us to cheer for them, and you better believe we did when one would jump way up out of the water! What amazing creatures!