The first Whale of the Year !!!!!

Today was such a lovely start of the day.

We observed a feeding group of dolphins, one of the resident species : Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis).

The dolphins were quick to feed and then, as soon as they came to eat those yummy sardines, they left.

We navigated far out and we spotted, after a arduous search, the first Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) of the year.


Sei Whales (Balaenoptera borealis) are the third largest rorquals after Blue and Fin Whales. Their conservation status is classified as “Endangered”.


These animals are quite fast as our guests and crew were able to notice, yet the blow of this amazing animal was spotted by Nicole, our Lookout girl, who indicated us constantly the location until we finally reach it to the far East of our island.

So we are HAPPY that we sighted the first whale of the year and hopefully not the last one !

Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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