Enthusiasm spread on board the Ribeira Brava today.
As we left the harbor, a flying fish (Cheilopogon melanurus) sailed across the smooth, blue surface of the sea. Shortly afterwards, a Portuguese man o‘war (Physalia physalis) crossed our paths.
There was a miraculous increase in the number of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the group. What began with a small group developed into numerous animals, which were initially spread over a large area, but joined together at the end of our sighting. Thanks to the captain’s gentle approach, the observation developed into a close encounter. Whether there were dolphin teenagers or adult animals, our guests were very happy about their experience.
If at all possible, the Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) increased the enthusiasm and amazement of our guests. Today’s pictures speak for themselves. Curiosity existed for sure on the animal and human side.
We had wonderful, special sightings today, but what touched me the most as a guide, was the intense joy that was lived out, the participation and gratitude of the guests. Today, they were truly well versed in the art of marveling. Thanks a lot, you made my day!
By Fatima Kutzschbach
Sightings of the day
10:00 Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic Spotted dolphins, Flying fish, Portuguese man o‘war