Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Travel Diary Azores: Day 6


For our final full day in the Azores we booked a whale watching tour. Although we were told it wasn't really whale watching season (we went in October) they did say we had a really good chance of seeing dolphins. So that was good enough for me and on to the boat we went. 


We had probably been cruising at a high speed for about 15-20 minutes when we started to slow down. They announced that there was a pod of dolphins in the area. Now I have seen dolphins in the wild a few times, but this experience was like no other.The dolphins were playing all around the boat, we even saw a baby that was likely only a few days old. It was just an amazing experience!

*Most of the photos are stills from video and therefore may lack in quality, they were just way to fast to photograph!


 






 
 

And then something unexpected happened we came across a Sperm whale and her baby. The mother was doing big deep sea dives while the baby waited among the surface. I didn't get great pictures as the baby seemed to be just floating waiting for its mother, and we have to keep a good distance away from the animals. But it was still really neat!







After that we headed back to shore and did a bit more exploring before it was time to pack up the suitcases and get ready to go home! Whale & Dolphin watching was the perfect way to end an amazing vacation in the Azores.
  


 



 
 

2 comments:

  1. Wow. You got some great shots from the boat. Dolphins are such beautiful animals.

    Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go

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    1. Thanks! It was an amazing experience!

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