After leaving the common dolphins a huge cloud of Cory’s shearwaters and Yellow Legged Gulls helped us to find a very active group of Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, they were feeding together. Some of the dolphins started to jump; this species can jump over 4 or 5 meters over the surface!
Suddenly, we found a blow! It was a Sei whale feeding as well. The Atlantic spotted dolphin accompanied and guided us to contemplate the baleen whale, they have been very loyal. We have been very fortunate to see all these species feeding together!
In the afternoon we found a group of common dolphins really close to Ponta Delgada. At first, they were a bit elusive and spread out. As time passed, they got more curious with our boats and we witnessed some amazing bowriding behaviour and high-speed traveling.
We changed of area to find another species. Atlantic spotted dolphins this time. There were lots of birds in the area, Cory's Shearwaters and seagulls.
We quickly found the reason for all that activity. Big schools of fish were all around the area. Intensity increased, there were splashes, bubbles and jumps everywhere. Lot of sound from birds were creating an amazing atmosphere in the area. We got amazing footage, even underwater. What an amazing scene to see, we felt inside a nature documentary.
We returned to Ponta Delgada with a huge smile in our face.
You never know what to expect in these beautiful blue waters.
If you are on holidays in São Miguel make sure to join us!