We spotted two animals but stayed off until we were able to identify whether we had humpbacks or right whales (Right whales are critically endangered and federal law requires a 500-yard buffer zone between vessels/people and the whales). In the meantime passengers got some great views of the animals diving and fluking. We moved off and soon found a pair of fin whales.
|Pair of fin whales|
These two animals gave fantastic views and stayed at the surface for 4-5 minutes after each dive, one even rolled on its side and gave a good look at the ventral pleats! This was definitely a pair. Our last look was of both whales on either side of the boat before they rejoined behind us.
It was a great day out on the water for the beginning of the season.