We started the day in São Miguel island with a pod of bottlenose dolphins, a lot of juveniles! The group was big but a little bit spread out.
In another area there was a fin whale, always close to the surface and very calm. Fin whales are the specie of ballen whales that we see the most. We also saw blue whales.
Our dolphin swimming boat with bottlenose dolphins
In the afternoon we sighted again a pod of bottlenose dolphins but this time we knew a dolphin. Alvin was around! Alvin is a bottlenose dolphin with almost no dorsal fin.
Watching bottlenose dolphins from our zodiac boat (the dolphin most to the left with the cut dorsal fin who we call Alvin)
Than we ended the day with something really big ...actually bigger is impossible, a blue whale also very calm and very close to the surface. We were able to see the blueish shadow under water during a lot of time.
Blue whale blow
Blue whale fin dorsal
Watching Bottlenose dolphin
Zodiac with Blue whale
In Pico Island the day it was with Fin whales and common dolphins.
Photos by Rui Santos in whale watching tour - Pico island.
Fin whale and Common dolphin
Fin whale blow