This morning it looked like it wasn’t going to be the easiest day with our lookout Filipe asking for a few extra minutes to find some animals. The waiting definetily paid off!!

We started with a friendly and playful group of about 80 Common Dolphins swimming around the boat, surfing the waves and bow riding! 😀 Unfortunately it was a bit too wet for photos.

Leaving the Common Dolphins we got on our way to go meet a Fin Whale, or as we call them in Portuguese a ‘Common Whale’. Even with the waves getting in the way, it allowed us to have a nice look 🙂

Finally, to finish the tour we had a group of surfing Common Bottlenose Dolphins! About 30 individuals including adults, juveniles and calves put up a show approaching the boats and jumping between the waves. You can’t beat that!


Keep tuned for more news of our trips 🙂

Catarina Fonseca

About Catarina Fonseca

Catarina is Marine Biologist and was Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL from 2014 to 2017. She is dedicated, knowledgeable and a passionate friend to animals and humans. We hope she can come back soon to wildlife experiences with us. , and everyday works on ensuring the highest educational and conservation standards during spractice. She also contributes collecting Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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