Out in the distance we saw another boat with what appeared to be several humpbacks directly off its starboard side. “Look at that – they are right there, wow, how lucky those people are to see them so close…” We hoped that our boat would turn towards them but instead we seemed to be turning away. Our guide sensed our impatience and explained that the Captain John fleet are signed up to a commitment for responsible whale watching – they do not chase the whales, but sit patiently at a safe distance and wait for them to come to the boat.
Over the next hour, more and more whales approached, kick feeding on all sides of the boat.
Our guide pointed out circular clouds that started to appear in the water. “They are creating bubble nets” she told us excitedly – “watch for their mouths!” Sure enough, seconds later, the humpbacks surfaced, opening their enormous jaws and scooping up their feast.
I’ll leave you with the pictures.