This is NOT a zoo!
Today we had perfect whale watching conditions: The sea was very flat and calm and the bright sun provided late-summer temperatures.
In the morning we set the course in north-westerly direction. In the middle of the bay we encountered a minke whale and spent some time with this elegant animal. When we sailed further, we spotted several groups of harbor porpoises. Usually these cetaceans are difficult to observe, but since the sea was like a mirror they were quite easy to spot.
Last but not least we saw a big blow in the western part of the bay – a humpback whale! The whale surfaced a lot and we got some very close encounters and really nice looks at it.
In contrast to that, the afternoon was a bit tricky. It reminded us that the bay is the wild nature – we can never influence anything and conditions can change within hours! The bay seemed to be empty and it took us a long time to find the animals. Finally we encountered a group of white beaked dolphins very far north, which came close to the boat and were very nice to observe.
But of course that’s also the exciting part: You never know what to expect when you go out into the bay and every tour is unique!