Check that your company has life jackets (adult and child-sized) and appropriate health and safety procedures in place – with specific guidelines for children if necessary.
Never approach dolphins or orcas – whether in a kayak or swimming. You are in their territory and they will stay as close or as far away as they wish. Scaring off the wildlife means that over time they may develop a fear or dislike of humans – and will stop approaching areas with the boats – which disrupts their natural behaviour, as well as ruining the experience for future tourists.
It’s not just you and your kids that need protecting from the elements – your camera does too. Pack plastic bags to wrap it in when in your bag, and use a protective filter and a lens hood to avoid it getting splashed. Keep the lens cap on when not in use.
Check the FCO website
for the latest travel safety advice for your destination.