The Snorkeling tour was a full success! We didn’t just snorkel with a huge pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), but were also very lucky to pass by a family of Blainville Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) with a small calf on our way to the dolphins. Amazing how we keep getting surprised by rare sightings without even expecting them!
The Spotties were super curious and communicative, turning and looking at us – and soo many!! Just amazing.
Guests onboard our Snorkeling tours, don’t just get to have an amazing experience, they also do something nice and support the Dolphin Project in Japan, as we’re donating a part of every income to this company. Unfortunately in Japan, Dolphin and Whale slaughter in on a daily program, aswell as consumption of dolphin meat. Hard to believe, but its very important to step up and take action in protecting those beautiful animals!
This day continued very successful and exciting ! One species after another they kept showing up at the water surface. We managed to see a shy pod of the friendly Rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis), a big pod of Pilotwhales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), the recently often seen family of Blainville Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) and last but not least the so loyal Atlantic Spotted Dolphins at our Whale Watching tour. Guests onboards the afternoon Stenella tour were lucky to see the Common tern resting on top of a Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), amazing how animals help each other out in need!
What a day!!
by Paulina Kalita
Sightings of the day
10:00 Rough Toothed Dolphins, Atlantic Spotted Dolphins
15:00 Atlantic Spotted Dolphins
9:30 Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Blainville Beaked Whales
14:00 Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Rough Toothed Dolphins, Pilotwhales, Blainville Beaked Whales, Loggerhead Turtle
17:00 Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Rough Toothed Dolphins, Pilotwhales, Blainville Beaked Whales, Loggerhead Turtle