Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer is here to stay and the Sperm whales continue to amaze us

The sun was shining in São Miguel Island today and Captain Mário was getting his passengers excited for this beautiful trip on board at Cetus!


Captain Mário - Catamaran

Guests aboard our Catamaran


Guests aboard our Catamaran


Guests aboard our Catamaran

Today we had another amazing summer day in São Miguel - perfect for whale and dolphin watching as well as swimming with dolphins in the big blue ocean. 

For the dolphin swimmers, we had a nice group of bottlenose dolphins in the morning close to Ponta Delgada, and common dolphins in the afternoon. 



Common dolphin jumping


 Common dolphins


For the whale and dolphin watchers, we had a group of sperm whales to show throughout the day. In the morning we encountered four of them together at the surface (3 adults and a juvenile) and in the afternoon we counted at least 7 sperm whales together, socializing at the surface (plus a few more distant blows in the area). We also encountered dolphins from our whale and dolphin watching tours - Atlantic spotted dolphins in the morning and a group of common dolphins with many newborn babies in the afternoon just before arriving back in the afternoon.


 Common dolphin


 Sperm whales


Sperm whales


Sperm whales


Sperm whale


Common dolphins


Atlantic Spotted dolphin


Atlantic Spotted dolphin

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