My husband and I went on the extended blue whale tour and we had once in a lifetime experience!
We saw 4-5 blue whales—including a male-female pair slowly gliding the open ocean ever so gracefully, 2 curious and friendly fin whales, quite a few sunfish bobbing up and down the ocean surface, and hundreds of dolphins racing alongside our boat.
Captain Tom and crew were both very kind and knowledgeable and kindly answered all our questions with sincerity. From what I heard we saw less number of blue whales than previous days/weeks we didn’t mind at all, given that there are only 10,000-25,000 of them in the whole world. It was such a treat that we humans could get so close to these majestic creatures — and on their terms!
I hope the blue whale population continues to recover and more people get to see them in the future.