Humpback tries to come on board!
The weather in the Bay just keeps getting better and better, and sunscreen was a definite must today! The sea today was fairly calm, with not too much wind and all in all great conditions for some sailing and whale watching. After our first visit to Lundey (where the puffins also seem to be enjoying the sunset) we headed out to find some whales. And we didn’t have to wait long! On our way to the West, a sneaky Minke gave us a nice view of its dorsal fin before travelling off through the Bay. Later on, at least six or seven Humpback whales gave us a great show, with plenty of fluke action and some very close viewings!
The weather kept cooperating all through the second tour, and after our usual trip to Lundey we began our journey to the West, where most of the whales have been lately. At first the whales seemed a bit slow, coming up after quite long dives. And it was after one of these long dives that we heard a huge SPLASH! The humpback breached about 5m from the boat, much to the delight of the passengers and crew. This humpback then continued blowing bubbles and showing off its entire body under the water. On our way back to harbour, at least two more humpbacks could be seen breaching throughout the Bay, and it was a fantastic sight to see while we sipped on our hot chocolate and munched some cinnamon buns.