|24072020| 6 different species in one trip!
What a day! Today we were amazingly surprised by 6 different species and all of that in one morning! Our spotter had seen some whales and our Naturalists were more than ready, so we went for our adventure! First we saw a small group of risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus), with 10 to 12 animals. After we saw 2 big sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) wandering around, maybe looking for some food. Then in our way to see a sperm whale (Physeter macrocepahlus) that our spotter had f
|21072020| Biggest toothed whale
The sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are one amazing species to look at. Today we could see at least 3 different indivuals. The tails will be unique for each individual, working has their fingerprints. When they go explore the deep waters they always show their tail. Besides seeing the biggest toothed whale we saw friendly groups of spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). In our morning expedition we also saw a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and in our afternoon trip
|20072020| Super curious sei whale juvenile!
A sunny afternoon calls for an expedition at sea! With the whales on sight, by our spotter, and all the Naturalists properly equipped, we went to look for the whales :) On our way to the whales, we were surprised by a group of spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and then by a group of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with 40 animals, including a lot of babies! A lot of good distractions on our way to the whales :) After seeing the dolphins we saw a big sei whale (Ba
|18072020| First Sei whale of the season!
An amazing way to start the weekend! After a windy cross between #Faial and #Pico we encounter the sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) at the south of Pico. We saw at least 5 different animals, where one was a calf probably nursing! When we were seeing the sperm whales, suddenly a small group, 4 animals, of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) appear. Unfortunately, we didn't get any good photos of this species. Our experienced spotter said that he had found some baleen
|13072020| Day full of emotions
Today it was one of those days where aren't words to explain! After a bumpy ride through the canal between #Faial and #Pico, we were waiting for the sperm #whales (Physeter macrocephalus), that were spotter had seen before, to come up. For our surprise suddenly our spotter saw a group of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) just a few meters away from our position. We had 6 to 10 animals around our boat hunting some fish that were hiding under a box. And we also saw a r
|17072020| Windy expedition full of sperm whales
New day, new adventure! Today we found a group of sperm #whales (Physeter macrocephalus) between #Faial and #Pico. At first they were a bit shy and doing some shallow dives. Nonetheless, we still manage to see a calf! The sperm whales when they born they can have 3.5 to 4.5 meters long and weight about 1 ton. Big baby right?! After a while we saw a pod of 6 sperms whales being very still at the surface, the name for this behaviour is called rafting and it's normally done afte
|11072020| The Sultan whale and "show off" dolphins Faial Azores
|ENG| Early morning, the sun is shining and Naturalists ready for the adventure, after a long quarantine. Our spotter already had seen some sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) so after everyone got their equipment we went to look for them! When we arrived we saw a big male that after a little bit joined a group of 4 females and two calves. The males' sperm whales travel through the Atlantic, being found in higher latitudes during the winter and in the summer they came to #A
|09072020| Sperm whales, spotted dolphins and a loggerhead turtle in Faial, Pico - Azores
|ENG| The team wants you to have the best experience, so sometimes when the sea is not good to go out we will reschedule the trip. It was what happened with this expedition and it was worth the wait! On our second attempt, on the way to whales, we saw a group of spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), popping up her head to breathe before diving. We saw 4 different sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus), 2 females from a group close to
|05072020| Jumping spotted dolphins
|ENG| Another day another adventure! Early morning and the team of Naturalists with local guests and their children were more than ready to go look for #dolphins in the #Azores. First stop: loggerhead #seaturtle (Caretta caretta) - it was too fast for our camera so unfortunately no photo, but the excitement was there! After watching this pre-cretacean reptile, a large group of spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), with 150-200 individuals and over 20 young calves. Most of th
|04072020pm| Powerful sperm whales
Incr|ENG| A calm sea and big sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) close to #Faialisland and #Picoisland, we cannot ask for more! A group of sailor Naturalists requested special moments, and so they had! Our experienced spotter already had sighted the sperm whales so we went straight to the location. We saw two incredible sperm whales that spend a lot of time stopped at the surface. We just stayed there admiring and earing them breathing while collecting more images of their