The haze is floating among fogs and salty water. Tens of boats with colourful paints are trying to race with others. Five, or more, passengers sit in row in a narrow space of the boat. With a binocular or camera hanging on their necks, they are competing with the waves.
It’s almost morning, and the sun is still hiding among skies. Only rays are escaping and reflected on the water. I am riding on a blue-sky-like boat of Pak Nyoman with three other passengers. We had promised with him at the day before that we would leave the shore about 05:00 AM. And, we are in the middle of other visitors on boat to get as closer as possible to the dolphins in the bay of Singaraja, Bali.
Among the haze, the captain of the boat is trying to see through for some dolphins who are coming to the surface. After he sees a group of dolphins, he accelerates the boat to get closer before other boats. Then, the dolphins are swimming under. The water is quiet, but the eagle eyes of the man who takes us is not stopping in scanning the horizon for other possibility of dolphins.
Travelling to the northern side of Bali, approximately 4 hours ride from Denpasar, we will reach Buleleng District. Then fews minutes more to reach Lovina Beach at Anturan. If you are coming in the afternoon, you can find some boat owners, or middlemen, to offer you a sail to see groups of dolphins in their natural habitat. If you are agree with the price, you should wake up quite early then to meet up at the sea shore.