This was an amazing day out on the sea! The swimming with Atlantic Spotted and Common dolphins was fantastic, as the animals showed very close interaction with humans, and kept circling around them, looking us in the eyes.


Swimming with Dolphins tour


Meanwhile all of that, we heard some loud screams of excitement over the radio – from our other boat. Turns out the Sperm whales were jumping again, 2 times! The last days they are particularly active, always spyhopping, and already jumping earlier this week. What is going on, are they celebrating summer? Jumping actually stands for a large variety of behaviours including mating, cleaning, spying, communication or general happiness.


Breaching Sperm whale


Our hydrophone lets us eavesdrop on the Sperm whale conversations


One of the Sperm whales mother and her little calve went on a deep dive together, which resulted in a perfect timed photo 🙂


Mother and calve Sperm whale diving simultaneously.


The afternoon was slightly more salty as there was a bit (not to say a lot) more spray from the ocean! It was however very rich in sightings! 😀

Besides the very excited, jumping Sperm whales, we had amazing encounters with very relaxed groups of Atlantic Spotted dolphins and Common dolphins filled with lots and lots of little calves 😀



We could even see the Striped dolphins socializing. It was very special because most of the times we see them, they are travelling and porpoising really fast 🙂


Striped dolphin porpoising – photo from a previous tour


Keep tuned for more news of our tours! 😀


About Milou

Milou is Marine Biologist, and was Marine Wildlife Guide at TERRA AZUL from 2010 to 2019. She is from Holland, and is passionate about being out in the ocean with wildlife, informing visitors, and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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