Azores: Pico Island – Whale Watching

Waters off Pico island is one of the best place in the world to see whales and dolphins up close and personal. The islands lie on the way of a deep current that carries a lot of plankton and food. When the current hits the islands the plankton moves up to the surface and becomes a feast for all the whales. On a single trip we got to see fin whales, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, Risso dolphins (beautiful animals resembling belugas and orcas), and finally blue whales (separate album).