You can look at whales by boat, helicopter and plane. The boat only runs three times a day now due to the upheaval of the land under the sea which restricts the boats from getting in and out of harbour (they use to run ten to fifteen times a day). This means they are often fully booked. On the Saturday we arrived the first guaranteed space was Wednesday although you can turn up for sailings hoping someone does not show (there is a waiting list for that even). So we opted for the plane. There are two plane companies, one with the wing below the fuselage and one above. The latter gives a better view in my opinion - so Wings Over Whales it was. We were the only two passengers but they do not fill the plane to capacity in any case; everyone gets a window seat. A short flight out and it is time to spot the whale. It should be said that there is no guarantee in seeing one. When they are spotted you circle above at about 500 feet. You have a good view. It may be the case that the boat gets you up closer (and the boat trip is three and a half hours) but you are more certain in the plane. We saw both whales and dusky Dolphins. It was a short 35 minute trip but one to be treasured.
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