After Ascension Island, we continued north, across the equator towards our destination, the Cape Verde Islands. We didn’t see many birds, as is usual in these waters, but other sightings made up for that. Of course, we had our meeting with King Neptune, we did see many flying fish and several groups of dolphins and Sperm Whales.

Spinner Dolphins

The highlight was a group of at least 450 Spinner Dolphins. They did what they do best, jump out of the water and spin. And all that not that far from the ship. We spent at least half an hour with them, and it looked like both sides were equally enjoying it.

Spinner Dolphins


Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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