Guests who chose Tuesday’s Wake up With the Whales Cruise were treated to a wide variety of whale activities. Throughout the course of the cruise, we saw 10 different whales, but focused our attention on 6 of them who were in pods of 1 or 2 within about 250 yards of us. We saw 5 breaches from these whales, and a few peduncle throws. We also got to see a couple of whales just lounging on their sides on the surface with one of their pectoral fins straight up in the air (were they signaling something to another whale or just letting the wind evaporate moisture as a way to cool off?). On our Whales and Cocktails at Sunset Cruise, we saw 8 different whales, but were “mugged” by a pod of two for over 1/2 an hour. These two whales swam back and forth underneath us just below the surface of the water, giving us incredible views of their beautiful bodies — while presumably satisfying their curiosity about us as well! We also saw some tail lobbing, peduncle throws and even a breach.