Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday Morning | Whale and Dolphin Watching

Today we had the visit of the bottlenose dolphins surfing the waves. We also saw a Sperm whale. The sea was a bit wavy but it´s always worth to find them. 😊
Photos by David Rodrigues


Whale watching 



Sperm Whale


Bottlenose dolphins


Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday - Morning | Whale and Dolphin Watching

This morning we were incredibly lucky to encounter a humpback whale feeding on fish among a group of playful bottlenose dolphins. When we approached the whale for the first time it came out of the water with its mouth wide open to take in a school of small fish. The bottlenose dolphins were swimming right around the whale, possibly to take some fish too, or maybe to watch the whale just as we were. At one point the whale even came close to our boat to watch us for a while, making us feel incredibly lucky to have this experience that doesn't happen every day. During our tour we also encountered a nice group of common dolphins, giving us a total of 3 different species to enjoy.

Photos by ©Miranda van der Linde​



Humpback whale open its mouth to feeding fish


Humpback whale


Bottlenose dolphin


Common dolphins


Bottlenose dolphin


Common dolphins



Humpback whale Spray 


Common dolphins



Bottlenose dolphin

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday Morning | Whale and Dolphin Watching

Today the fin whales were back to join us! We encountered 3 individuals not far from Ponta Delgada and we suspect they were probably the same ones from two days ago. It's been a really great start to the year for seeing whales off São Miguel island.


Common dolphin


Fin whale


Fin whale


Clients aboard our Catamaran "Cetus"

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday Morning - Whale and Dolphin Watching

There is always some news when it comes to our sea tours! Today we had a very special tour with the sighting of two beautiful Sperm whales that we have not registered before and also a group of common dolphins. Everybody had a delightful experience! 




Sperm whale


Sperm whale


 Sperm whale




Sperm whale


Sperm whale


Common dolphins


Common dolphins 


Rainbow


Common dolphins


Common dolphins


Common dolphins

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Thursday Morning - Whale and Dolphin Watching

Today we had the visit of the Fin whales, apparently they came earlier this year. We got to see 3 of them! The day was beautiful with the sun shining in the sky. The sea was a bit wavy, just like yesterday though. Our clients loved the bottlenose dolphins surfing the waves and the little dog also enjoyed the ocean breeze. A perfect day in the ocean! 


Bottlenose dolphin



Bottlenose dolphin




Bottlenose dolphin



Bottlenose dolphin



Fin whale

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Morning | Whale and Dolphin Watching

The sea was excellent almost looking like a Grey mirror, without the slightest ripple.
We found common dolphins at the beginning of our trip, and a little bit further ahead more Bottlenose dolphins that were super curious, we could even hear them at the bow of the boat.
What a great morning! The Sperm whales also came to wish us a good weekend! To finish this amazing trip, a humpback whale joined us. It was an amazing winter experience!





Bottlenose dolphins 



Sperm whale


Humpback whale  


Humpback whale  


Sperm whale


Sperm whale


Sperm whale




Humpback whale  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday Morning | Whale and Dolphin Watching

Today we were "alone" in the ocean with our 3 resident species! We started with a playful group of common dolphins, later on a smaller group of risso's dolphins and for the delight of all of us and our clients: the Sperm whales came and visited us, this time a group of more than 4 individuals! The perfect winter morning here in São Miguel - Azores! 


Common Dolphins


Marine Biologist Marina and Skipper Veríssimo Silva


Clients aboard our Zodiac


Sperm whale tail - deep dive


Sperm whale


Sperm whale


Sperm whale diving

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday morning | Whale and dolphin watching

Today the sea was spectacularly clear, just like summer time. We saw lots of common dolphins, and it was very funny watching them "playing" with fish!



Clients aboard our catamaran


Catamaran Cetus



Common Dolphins playing


Common Dolphins


Common Dolphins


Common Dolphins


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