The wind subsided just as we came across whales on Friday - a total of three humpback whales and a few minke whales. As the swell calmed and the sun started to shine, it turned into a beautiful day on the water.
Satula the humpback whale at the surface
Diving whales (above and below)
The strong winds kept us on the dock on Saturday, and we were ready to get back offshore on Sunday. During our morning trip on Sunday we saw four fin whales and Pinball the humpback whale.
In the afternoon, we came across three fin whales (including the same pair from the morning!) and humpback whales Satula and Pinball. While the unexpected wind added to the motion of the ocean, we got some great looks at all these wild animals.