News from Dolphin Central...
 
 Winter Solstice 2014
COME ON DOWN Y'ALL!

Greetings from the warm and sunny Florida Keys! As we move into winter, the Solstice marks the time of year, which seems like spring to us here. The birds begin nesting behavior and the dolphin get friskier with the change in water temperature. The gestation for the dolphin is 11 months so there are many births at this time of year after all the friskiness last year!!! Our plant life blooms on the out islands and the butterflies are in abundance, remember we get the Trade Winds in the Keys, so as long as we don't out-develop the plant life they love, we will still get the butterflies from the Caribbean. We had a good bit of rain since the Fall Equinox so the islands are vibrant with life.

Come see for yourself these amazing phenomena of spring-like happenings as the season turns to winter in the Fantabulous Florida Keys. 

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A dolphin dance

 

If you want to see new pictures of what is happening out on the water....just friend me on my Dancing Dolphin Spirits Charters Facebook page. My new Worth It Virtual Assistant, Jennifer Fahey, is posting new pictures three or more times a week, I just love her. She is Worth It to me! If you would like to connect with her to help you, just go to her Facebook page or check out her website www.WorthItVA.com. Since adding her virtual services to my life, I am free to go and enjoy much more of what life has to offer knowing that things in the "office" are being handled beautifully. 

Now for the NEWS FLASH!.......ALL HANDS ON DECK!......NOW HEAR THIS!......

 

LIVING LEGACY FOR SALE

The Living Legacy-Imp II

I am only 66 years young, very healthy, and I want to go travel with my husband-love Art a lot more while we are in such good health. So, yes you read that right, I am SERIOUS, and I am really selling the DANCING DOLPHIN SPIRITS CHARTERS!!! It is time for me to prepare the business for the new owner, one whom I am manifesting that shares passion for our diverse and special ecosystem, connecting energetically with our mother ocean and her dolphins, and one who is ready to carry the light of education and awareness for all who experience our unique ocean adventures. I am sharing with you the list of all the goodies, otherwise known as intangible assets, that go with it. Perhaps you will know just the right person to share this opportunity with, perhaps it is YOU who are ready to make a change and do something you have always wanted to do, but never knew how to go about starting your own charter business in the Florida Keys. So, here is the list of assets that are already in place to titillate your sense of adventure.

                 

Number one is ME! I will share my knowledge for ONE FULL YEAR to ensure that the value is still there for you, my wonderful client-friends, when YOU return. Whoever buys DDSC may or may not be a captain. I will train the new captain, kind of like an APPRENTICE. This would include the Marine Science and Ecology, the "streets" instead of just the "highways" on the water, colors and what they mean on windy, as well as calm days, the back country islands, and introduce the new captain to my friends, the dolphins. My metaphysical self is not reproducible, but I will share my knowledge and experience to help you cultivate your own energetic relationship with the dolphins.

 

The next most important parts of the segue, is all the GUIDE BOOKS to the Florida Keys that call me every year to see if I am still keeping on keeping on. I will introduce the new owner as my apprentice and then they will be getting the call the next year from the many guide books and travel services that list DDSC as one of the top charters in the Florida Keys. Do you realize what that would mean? NO COMMISSIONS!!!!! The booking agents here in the Keys usually take 30-40% of the profit. Because I am aligned with the guide books and travel services around the globe, I have never had to give a commission since I started so long before all of that started happening. You found me by word of mouth, a guidebook, and article you read or saw on TV, or nowadays online. The fact that I started nearly 40 years ago before the term ECO-Tourism was coined, and I am still going as a Tropical Wilderness Guide, is a huge selling point. Most folks who want a private charter book ahead of time instead of waiting for a barker on Duval Street to convince them what boat to go on.

 

The DDSC website, phone number, Facebook page all comes with it too. Another plus is having the Social Media and a S.E.O.: Search Engine Optimization person getting me up in the rankings, which means more people are finding me online. From recently implementing these, my virtual presence has really grown and I am booking more charters online than ever before.

 

I truly feel I am passing on a LIVING LEGACY. To have made friends with the dolphin in an ongoing interspecies communication type of way is a minor miracle all by itself. To have had a relationship since 1976 with the same dolphin and their children for 13 generations, they usually have a baby every 3 years, is something that no monetary value can be put on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication through sound {music} has been the backbone of my charter life; the iPod, speaker system, and downloaded music will come with the boat too. By the way the boat just received yet another face lift, new rub rail, fresh paint on the deck, and new cushion covers. I am jealous as all get out, the IMP II has had 5 facelifts in her life and I still haven't had one, Phooey!

 

If this sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime, that is because it is! This charter has been my life for 40 plus years and I feel ready, emotionally and physically, to begin the process of passing the torch. Please contact me with any questions and I will be happy to share even more with you about this incredible lifestyle and chance to do something really wonderful not only for yourself, but for all the lives you touch.  

Spring Equinox and Dolphin Retreat- March of 2015
Awakening your Divine Voice: Singing your Siren Song
An experience in Crystal Sound, Water Play & Ceremony Facilitated by Crystal Sound Weaver, Messenger from Unseen Realms, Spirit Dancer, and Co-Creator of The Beloved Waters Project, "Beloved" (Kate Beloved Levensohn) and Captain Victoria Impallomeni, Dancing Dolphin Spirits Charters, called the 'dolphin whisperer' by AAA's Russ Heaps, Captain Victoria is on intimate terms with the wildlife of Key West's backcountry waters. Join this incredible retreat to awaken your own divine voice on the crystal jade waters of the fabulous Florida Keys.  
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My lifelong playground
Key West for Children of All Ages:
 
I thought you all might like to know some of my favorite things to do in and around Key West so I am sharing them, hope you like them. Please share your favorite haunts, pun intended, with me if you would and maybe some pictures too, I might learn something new from you!
Reef Relief Update
 

Since we last wrote to you, Peter Anderson, Reef Relief's President, Environmental Activist and Secretary General of the Conch Republic passed away after a battle with cancer. We all miss Peter and his larger than life presence in our efforts to protect the reef. Reef Relief continues to

Sir Peter Anderson

educate and advocate for Florida's Barrier Reef and has chosen to honor the memory of Peter by naming our Environmental Center's Theater the "Sir Peter Anderson Memorial Theater". Our Board of Directors is discussing other options to honor Peter's leadership and long service to Reef Relief.

 

As 2015 approaches Reef Relief continues our work with the Everglades Coalition, and as a member of the EVCO Water Team, fighting for clean water and restoration of our unique ecosystem. Dr. Jeff Sharkey, Reef Relief's Director of State Programs, is ready for another season with Florida's legislators and policy makers. Our efforts to educate these decision makers and political leaders remain a priority. We are proud to be a driving force in the Floridian's Clean Water Declaration Campaign. Over the last year we have also been actively involved in issues such as opposing the Sugar Hill Sector Development Plan amendments in Hendry County, supporting Everglades Restoration Projects and other efforts supporting Coral Restoration, Protection and Clean Water Campaigns. It is important to note that in 2014 we saw over 20 additional species of corals added to the endangered species list worldwide. While it is disturbing that corals are suffering worldwide, the additional species added to the list is an important step to increase funding for research and protection efforts. Reef Relief continues its advocacy for clean water goals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and we vigorously continue our opposition to any effort to expand offshore oil drilling.

 
Coral Campers from our K-8 Program



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