What an amazing day in the south coast of São Miguel island! In the morning we had to travel a lot towards east to see our first species. We saw a pod of pilot whales very curious towards the boat and also some babies in the pod, also in the same area we had a sperm whale that was also very curious about the boat. After a few minutes with the whale some bottlenose dolphins showed up and it looked like the sperm whale was not very happy with their company and right after it dived and showed us the tail. at the end of the morning trip we also saw a very nice group of Atlantic spotted dolphins.
We started our afternoon trip with a small group of spotted dolphins and then we continued our trip towards the island of Santa Maria and we spotted some sowerby's beaked whales! They were very “well behaved” as they were curious towards the boat and it almost looked like they had the behavior of dolphins …Not every day! We traveled a little bit more far away and found two sei whales side by side breathing only one time at the surface and then going down again. When we were going back to Ponta Delgada we also saw a small group of common dolphins.