Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

The crew has many, many, MANY years of whale watching under our belts. We pride ourselves in the passion we have for these incredible mammals and do all that we can to share that excitement with our passengers on a daily basis. But when a trip takes our breath away you know it is definitely one for the memory books. This morning the whales did just that. The day started with multiple minke and fin whales. In total, there were 11 minke whales and 4 fin whales.
Minke whale
Fin whale
One of the fin whales was #9724! Additionally, we saw a lion's mane jellyfish and 2 humpback whales.
Lion's Mane jellyfish
Today, it was the humpback whales that left us speechless. Nine and Milkyway were so curious and chill our engines were off for over an hour! These two whales were lolly-gagging next to us, under us, napping along side us; you name the location, the whales were there! Having two adult females being so intrigued and relaxed by our presence took our breath away.
Humpback whale eerily and calmly surfacing next to the boat
Curious behavior from this whale
Pair of humpback whales hovering next to the boat!
Spy hop
This type of behavior is not often seen and definitely not for the amount of time they kept us "hostage" today! Mesmerizing to say the least...
Just hanging out 😁
Suddenly, these medium-sized whales don't look so "medium"
Wild whale watching you watch it
This afternoon the fin whales put on their own show. We saw 4 of these massive mammals including familiar whales #9709 and #9724.
Fin whale deciding to swim in towards us; what is with the whales today?!?!
Two of our fin whales were napping allowing for some fin-tastic looks at the second largest animals on the planet. We also spotted 4 minke whales to round out the day!
Fin whale surfacing
#9709
#9724

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