Rainy mornings, are not an issue !


A beautiful Thursday morning with sun shine and excited guest on board.

We started off with a pod of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) feeding on small fish, we were enjoying the sighting so much, but received a call to navigate to the East side of the Island.

Our lookout Nicole sighted 3 miles out of the coast line, flukes tail slapping the water. She excitedly communicated the information on the radio for us to navigate to the area.

When we arrived we sighted 3 beautiful Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), travelling at 5 knots.


Two Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliaesurfacing in front of the island of São Miguel


We believed due to the size that is very likely we were observing two adults and one juvenile.


Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with a cargo ship at the back ground .


The whales dove and after the amount of time authorized to remain with the whales we navigated back to our base.
While on our way it  started raining but we did not care, it was all worth it.


Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving 3 miles out of the coast line of the island of São Miguel

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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