Today Terra Azul made three new friends 🙂

We first met a nice group of spotted dolphins, which as usual approached us with high jumps. We though didn’t stay too long as our lookouts Filipe and André already had detected other wildlife a bit further away. We decided to leave the area also because our other boat was about to start the activity of swim-with dolphins and less boats around the better for the dolphins 🙂

Atlantic spotted dolphin approaching our boat while moving


While cruising we met a group of about 10 bottlenose dolphins which were travelling and soon started foraging. However, our final destination was where Filipe and André spotted the mysterious species 😉 And there we finally arrived. At first we didn’t see anything and then all of the sudden.. there she blows! A Sei whale surfacing next to our boat, and then another one and then another one! The three whales kept milling around our boat, which is not that usual for this species. We already had encounters with curious fin whales this year, but sei whales always tended to be a bit more elusive or at least to keep further distance. Today they decided they liked us and kept approaching, so we had the chance to stay with them for a while 🙂

Surfacing Sei whale

Sei whale passing next to our boat


We enjoyed our time in the company of these three new friends and we hope we will find them again tomorrow! Wanna join us? 😉

Arianna Cecchetti

About Arianna Cecchetti

Arianna is a Marine Biologist and was Main Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2009, and Technical & Scientific Director until 2018. Originally from Italy, she sees herself more as a world citizen. Arianna deserves the very best, and we hope she can come back to share her passion for the sea with us again.

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