Thursday, August 17, 2023

Oh, what a SWELL time on the ocean we had today! During our afternoon trip, we saw 75 long-beaked common dolphins even before we reached the drop-off. Then, we travelled west for a while and started to head north, as we were about to turn around and head towards the coast, we spotted a faint spout located about 200 feet away from our boat! We made our way towards the spouts and had great close up looks at a cow and calf pair of Bryde’s whales! We’ve had more sightings recently as water temperatures have been increasing.

We had another lovely sunset trip today! We headed out west and quickly came across a pod of ~50 long-beaked common dolphins. Then, as we approached the drop-off we encountered several scattered pods of ~800 long-beaked common dolphins! We were completely surrounded by cetaceans and enjoyed some great looks as they rode our bow and the boat’s wake. We also saw many cow and calf pairs of long-beaked common dolphins. Every trip is unique and it is always a magical time out on the big blue! We hope you come aboard the Privateer soon.

Naturalist,

Melissa

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