This Saturday felt like a true summer day with sunshine, a calm sea and whales and hundreds of dolphins. In the morning we had both whale watching and swimming with dolphins. Our whale watching boat spent the morning with a group of sperm whales. The swimming tour was lovely with a group of about 100 common dolphins, very curious and playful - making future dolphins.
In the afternoon we started with bottlenose dolphins, and later on three fin whales and a great final with a blue whale. The blue whale was very calm on the surface and we could easily track the whale's pale-blue shadow underwater. Everybody was very satisfied to have seen the 2 largest animals on planet earth!
Photos from the sperm whales in the morning:
Large male with a huge protruding head
A group of sperm whales lined up outside of Ponta Delgada
Photos from the afternoon:
Fin whale surfacing
Blue whale surfacingPhotos from the swimming with dolphins: