It is the peak of the summer in the islands somewhere in the middle of Atlantic. Today we had whale watching during the morning and once more we had a tour with a tight schedule because we had so much to see out there. We saw 5 species of dolphin: common, Risso's, bottlenose, spotted and last but not smallest pilot whales! It was a really fantastic trip. And for our second encounter, together with the common dolphins, we had a nice visitor looking and approaching us - a devil ray accompanied by two remora fishes. In the afternoon only our swimming boats left the marina to swim with a group of at least 300 common dolphins!
Video of the Risso's dolphins
Video of the pilot whales
Photos from today:
Devil ray pectoral fins
Our biologists explaining more about the devil ray we encountered
Risso's dolphin surfacing
Smiling Risso's dolphin
A Risso's dolphin with another further away like a light blue shadow underwater
Bottlenose dolphin jumping
Watching a bottlenose dolphin leaping alongside our catamaran
A large group of pilot whales
Our zodiac with a pilot whale
A female pilot whale with a small calf behind, can you see it?
Horse mackerel filmed underwater during the afternoon swimming tour