Whales and dolphins between the waves and spray

The Southern wind came blowing in… and brought Common dolphins and Sperm whales!

Some days are more active than others, and today our skipper Tiago did a wonderful job braving the waves to follow the directions of the lookout André. We first started with a lovely group of Common dolphins that were so busy playing with each other that they barely seemed to notice we were there. Unfortunately, the sea was too rough to take pictures so the ones used in this post are from previous tours.



While some were showing of their speed while surfing the waves, others were more entretained with each other rubbing their bellies together 🙂

Common dolphins rubbing bellies


We were very entretained with the dolphins when we got exciting news… not too far away a Sperm whale was breaching! After everyone onboard got ready for another shower, off we went with our hopes up to meet them. We were not lucky enough to see them jump but a family of 4, including a small calf, stayed for quite a while at the surface giving everyone an amazing chance to admire them.


Sperm whale blowing with it’s characteristic left tilt


Stay tuned for more news and lets keep our fingers crossed for good weather! 😀

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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