Thursday, 20 July 2017

We sailed out with amazing weather, during the morning tour no overalls were necessary due to the sunshine and the warmth. After about half an hour of sailing we saw the first blows of humpback whales in the distance. We started out with a group of three which was joined by two other humpback whales so we managed to see the group of 5 animals coming up several times close to the water. Due to the smooth water conditions we could follow the animals very well under the water as well. In the beginning the animals were travelling and moving quite quickly, maybe moving towards another feeding area. The animals we encountered later were more calm taking a short break from their feeding activities and allowing us very close views. A good day with many whale groups coming up very close to the boat.
Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Babsi Neubarth