Sailing with Indigo Blue Whale and Dolphin Expedition
I always dreamed of sailing with dolphins, so when I saw an event posted from Indigoblue – I braced myself and applied. And that was one of my best decisions!
The Chance Discovery is a very spacious and comfortable yacht. It is self-sufficient to the extent that it can process fresh water, so you can have a proper shower and wash your clothes.
The crew on my Leg consisted of 6 Ladies from all over the world. We got on like a house on fire from the moment we met. We are still in touch through ********.
My trip was mid-September and the weather was perfect: between +28 to +29 C.
We visited different places every day. The skipper dropped us off on land for a few hours, giving us a chance to explore. We always ended up in the local bakery. Total paradise for those who enjoy Italian cooking!
Vulcano – the first island we visited. The view from 501 m high was magnificent and we could hear local church bells playing Ave Maria as we walked down the hill. Afterwards, we happily wallowed in volcanic Mud, relaxing after the steep mountain walk. After our skin rejuvenation we wandered back along the black sandy beach towards the yacht. I felt so happy!
It was very exiting when a large pod of dolphins (20 -25) joined us as we were motoring. It was a good birthday present for our marine biologist Guadalupe from Argentina.
I never forget the atmosphere we had on one particularly warm evening. The water was so calm. Lying on the foredeck I played Pavarotti from ******* and I felt in total harmony with the world. We all enjoyed the delicious dinner served in the cockpit by Italian Lady.
Richard can sail single handed and fix anything on the yacht, so I felt very safe. He has a kind personality and treated everyone with care, patience and respect. With a good sense of humour he made everyone laugh and made us all feel totally relaxed on his boat.
I highly recommend this trip and I think Richard still has some space for the next leg or two. I will definitely go again next year.
- Sep 22, 2019
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