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I was surprised to find out that there was a good chance of seeing cetaceans at this time of year the estimate is around a 75% chance of finding them. We arranged a trip through the Virgin rep (a little pricey at US$60 each), but this included transport to the dock, a full morning trip, and all drinks. If we had done the trip a little later in the holiday, we would probably have caught the local bus into Castries (EC$1.5 each way) and walked to Capt Mikes boat and paid directly. Suffice to say that the trip was a huge success 4 Sperm Whales were seen within metres of the boat, and we were surrounded by a school of Spotted & Common Dolphins later on. Flying Fish were also seen.

An additional birding benefit of this trip is that the boat goes far enough out into the Caribbean Sea to pass feeding seabirds. Most of these are Brown Boobies, with lesser numbers of Brown Noddies, but a Booby which passed over the boat was a juvenile, and the amount of white on it indicated a probable second different species.

Brown Booby

Sperm Whale

Brown Booby

Sperm Whale

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