Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Full Day tour 9th July 2013

Futurismo's Full Day tours are in full swing now. On this day we had another full day with a group of Dutch clients from Tui. During our whale watching tour in the morning we encountered sperm whales (5 individuals), bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins. After the whale watching we went to Vila Franca and had a local lunch in a restaurant above the marina with a view of Vila Franca Islet. We spent a wonderfull sunny afternoon snorkelling in the islet and enjoying the wildlife. At the islet we saw fish including the ornate wrasse, rainbow wrasse, white seabream, goldlines, parrotfish and damselfish. Birds such as yellow-legged gulls, common terns and roseate terns, Cory's shearwaters, rock pigeons and a buzzard could also be seen around the islet this afternoon.

Some photos from this Full Day tour:

Sperm whales (adult and juvenile) with Vila Franca Islet in the background

A bottlenose dolphin with our Catamaran

Bottlenose dolphin juvenile surfacing alongside its mother

Bottlenose dolphins bowriding in front of our catamaran

Our skipper Mario

Our clients

Our lunch being prepared

Lunch in Vila Franca do Campo

Preparing to snorkel in the islet lagoon

Overview of the lagoon inside the islet

Seastar (Ophidiaster ophidianus)

Our clients observing the seastar

White seabream

White seabream




Polychaete worm

More white seabream (the most common fish species in the islet)

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