What a day full of surprises! The waves were pretty rough today, but even though, we had some cool sightings!
First of all, we saw a school of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins. Those dolphins are a migratory species that can be found in the Azores during summertime, we sighted this species together with Cory’s shearwaters flying around them. It’s very common to find those species together and it usually means that they are feeding. We were able to prove this by sighting several schools of fish together with the dolphins and Cory’s shearwaters.
After a good time with these species we left them and went looking for a sperm whale that was earlier sighted by our lookouts. These are people on land that have very powerful binoculars that allow them to see up to 45km far from shore. Unfortunately, none of our boats were able to spot them.
But luckily we managed to see something very special – a devil ray (Mobula tarapacana). This was a very special sighting as it’s not always that we can see this species.
In the meantime, our skippers were informed about a group of bottlenose dolphins closer to the shore. Bottlenose dolphins can be found year-round in the Azores and they are one of the biggest species of dolphins, reaching up to 4m in length.
Our Catamaran Quatro Ventos also saw our resident common dolphins! What an incredible day!
So as you can see, even though it was a rough day at sea our lookouts managed to spot some very special species so don’t miss your chance to join us on our next whale watching tour!