Today started really fabulous… and it only got better!
The sea was flat, so we could easily see a first pod of 6 individuals. After a while we found out that the group was bigger. We were surrounded by a mix of adults with some calves.
Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest of the toothed whales. They have a massive, blunt-ended head that can take almost 1/3 of their total body lenght. We had a very good sight on the Sperm Whale’s head as one of them was vertically in the water column.
After our friendly encounter with the whales we saw a small group of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). They appeared to be shy and were not showing us much skin. We found out that they were actually nursing a baby calf, so they were in a protective mood. We decided to leave them because a little bit further away we spotted a group of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis). They were in a good mood and showed us a lot of acrobatic moves.
On our way back to the marina we also saw a Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta).
The morning set the right tone for the rest of the day because in the afternoon trip we were lucky to have a short encounter with a Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) and several Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis).