We spent a couple of hours in our boat looking for whales. We spotted three humpbacks (traveling separately) near Shelter Island.
We spent some time in our boat looking for whales, and found two separate pods of Dall's porpoise and one humpback whale. One of the pods of Dall's porpoises approached our boat after we had stopped to observe them. They spent nearly five minutes quickly surfacing on all sides of our boat. I did not take too many photos, as they are extremely fast and I wanted to simply enjoy the moment. Approximately ten minutes after our encounter with the porpoises, we noticed one humpback off in the distance.
I saw a very distant spout that I am assuming came from a humpback at Auke Bay. I am looking forward to seeing whales again.