Had had a boat trip booked for yesterday by our tour agent when first planning this trip but when we checked in, found that 4m swells prevented sailings. Our tour agent had warned of the possibility & recommended we consider the flying option in that event, so booked in & the office team suggested deferring a day for calmer conditions, which I did.
Safety briefing prior to departure then up & out. Our pilot, Mike had just come back from a flight where they’d spotted a Sperm Whale & from his knowledge of their behaviour he hoped that it would be back on the surface for ours, which it was. Dropped down to c500 feet & circled the Whale for around 10 mins until it dived again. Scouted around but no more Whales, although we did see a couple of pods of Dolphins.
Very smooth flight, and landing, with the added bonus of some high-level views of the snow-capped mountains.
Top team, brilliant experience!