First BLUE WHALE of the season spotted on this afternoon’s cruise–unfortunately it wasn’t very accommodating–didn’t even have a chance to get a photo. We only got brief views of a few tall spouts and a quick look at it’s large body….however, was thrilled to see it off our coast… a great sign of things to come. Dolphins were definitely the order of the day. Guests on the morning cruise observed at least 400 offshore bottlenose dolphins, and afternoon guests experienced a megapod of 1,000 common dolphins–we were even in the midst of a dolphin stampede!