You think sightings of blue whales can’t possibly get any better….yet they do. While idling, a blue whale calf approached the Privateer giving everyone an up-close and personal look at this amazing animal. We saw six blue whales on the morning cruise and three, including, once again, the mom and calf, on the afternoon tour. You can see from the photo, the mom has suffered an injury and has almost no dorsal fin. We also enjoyed watching a pod of a few hundred common dolphins, including several very small calves.