Sunday, March 6, 2016

Our two fin whale friends

Our fin whale encounters are continuing through to the end of the weekend, giving us 6 days straight with these amazing animals. In the morning we went directly to the area of the whales and we didn't have to wait long before they were up. We got to see them several times every time they came up from their dives, but we never managed to confirm if there were 2 or 3 whales, because only one was coming up each time. Our photographs do confirm that we encountered two whales that were also encountered yesterday. We ended the morning tour with a nice group of common dolphins. In the afternoon we started with the dolphins this time. Again it was a group of common dolphins that we got to see well as they swam around and under our boat. The whales were a bit more difficult to find in the afternoon and we had to search a while further out where they were last seen. However, to our surprise our lookout spotted them closer inshore in an area where we weren't expecting them. The good news is that in the end we encountered the same two fin whales from the morning and yesterday and we had some really lucky close up encounters as they surfaced right near our boat while we were waiting for them. We hope these two amazing fin whales stick around for tomorrow's tour.

Photos from the today:

One of the first surfacings that we saw of one of the fin whales

Fin whale blow

Common dolphin

Common dolphins

Watching common dolphins during the afternoon tour

A powerful fin whale blow right near our boat!

Fin whale curving its back to dive

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