This year we celebrated Christmas day by going on a whale watching tour on our catamaran. We received a very nice present - an encounter with False Killer Whales, a species that we do not see often in the Azores! We also saw many groups of common dolphins and to increase the Christmas spirit we had our own Santaclaus aboard! Following are a video and some photos from today's Christmas Tour.
Common dolphin bowriding in front of our boat
Common dolphins near Ponta Delgada
False killer whale
False killer whale calf surfacing alongside its mother
False killer whales
A beautiful day along the coastline
And now some photos of our whale watchers:
And last of all a crew photo with Santa! Thank you to the passenger that took this photo of us.
Merry Christmas everybody!