The stormy weather has passed (hopefully the last of the winter) and this morning the sea was very calm off São Miguel island. We had three of our zodiac boats out on the water during the morning and we had some nice encounters with some slightly shy common dolphins followed by a large group of bottlenose dolphins. We even managed to spot a tiny newborn bottlenose dolphin calf - a nice start to 2014!
One of the common dolphins that were dispersed everywhere
Bottlenose dolphins in the beautiful winter light
Two of our boats
There were at least 30 bottlenose dolphins in the group
A close encounter for our clients