Today was another great day for seeing whales off São Miguel Island. Again we had fin whales around and during the afternoon we also encountered a humpback whale, a different and smaller individual than the one we have been seeing during the first days of the month. The morning tour was more focused on the fin whales as we had plenty of them around and at one point we encountered 4 or 5 of them together. We also had a third tour today in which we encountered 2 fin whales again, so today we had whales for all. We also got to show our guests dolphins throughout the day. For the first few tours it was common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, and for the third tour just the common dolphins.
Photos from the morning:
Fin whale blow
Bottlenose dolphins close to Ponta Delgada
Portuguese man-o-war, a dangerous beauty
Photos from the afternoon:
One of our boats with the common dolphins
Humpback whale surfacing towards us
One of our boats with the humpback whale as it surfaced close between our two boats!
The humpback whale teasing us, almost showing us its tail
Fin whale head just beneath the surface