In the morning we had many encounters, with common dolphins together with spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and sperm whales. We saw one bottlenose dolphin baby so small that it cannot be more then a few hours old. We also had swimming with these wonderful dolphins. In the afternoon we had a lovely encounter with a big pod of curious common dolphins. This group was full of calves, some of them just newborns. The next species that we saw was the bottlenose dolphin doing high jumps, amusing everyone! After a while we traveled to another area, trying to see sperm whales that were sighted and in the meantime we released some mail pigeons to train them (a request from a local resident). All of our boats waited a long time to see sperm whales in the place they were last spotted, but unfortunately nobody got to see a whale on this tour. However, everybody was happy with the wonderful dolphins!
Video from the morning:
Photos from the morning:
Travelling out on our catamaran "Cetus"
Sperm whale seen from our catamaran after a long wait
Sperm whale diving - we later confirmed this was a new individual we had not seen before
Photos from the afternoon:
Common dolphin next to our zodiac
A common dolphin with a flopped dorsal fin,
might be our friend Victor
Our zodiac boat
Our catamaran "Cetus"
Common dolphin playing around our catamaran
Watching common dolphins from our catamaran
Bottlenose dolphin jumping - almost a perfect shot!
Bottlenose dolphin surfing the waves behind our catmaran
Releasing mail pigeons to train them to find their way home
Rock pigeon (Columbia livia atlantis)
Photos from the full day:
|Our zodiac boat|
|Vila Franca island|
|The group of full day go back to Vila Franca|
|Our clients watching bottlenose dolphins|