Guests on our Wednesday Wake up with the Whales Cruise saw at least 8 different Humpbacks, including a very active competitive pod of 5 who stayed with us for more than 40 minutes. We saw 7 breaches, and lots of tail lobs and peduncle throws as these whales jockeyed for position and dominance.
We could hardly believe our eyes during our Signature Whale Watch. Everywhere we looked we saw spouts from different Humpbacks. And these whales weren’t just surfacing and sounding — we saw too many breaches to count, and lots and lots of pectoral slaps. None of the whales we saw seemed to be very big.We’re not sure what riled up those sub-adults, but something was certainly creating some exuberance!
Ocean Sports Whale Fact of the Day: In the early part of the 19th century, whales were hunted for more than just their blubber (which was used primarily as lamp oil). The meat was used mainly for fertilizer, the baleen was used for umbrella and corset stays, and their organs were processed to extract vitamins.