6 humpback whales (including 1 calf)
Hundreds of common dolphins in multiple pods
Crew: Captains Dave & Tasha plus Jill
Naturalists: Linda Bentsen & Emilee Hurlbert
We spent a good amount of time with a mother & calf pair about 5 or 6 miles
outside of the harbor. After about 1/2 an hour or so with them, we traveled on
& discovered a group of 3 humpbacks that were socializing with each other. They
were rolling, swimming on their sides, lunging, “waving” their pectoral fins, &
putting on quite a show with their flukes. Multiple times they came over to the
boat and surfaced within a foot of us! Passengers & crew were sprayed &
splashed. It smelled horrific but still felt like a magical experience!
Eventually 1 will other whale came to join this group & bring the number to 4.
These whales also vocalized multiple times.
We also saw hundreds (between 500 & 900, perhaps?) of common dolphins in
multiple pods. There were more dolphins in the distance. We also spotted 1 or 2
more whales in the distance but didn’t get close or spend any time with them.
It was a gorgeous day on the water & the 14 passengers on board all got a front
row seat for the action!