When the boat stops, it's time to keep your eyes and ears open. Seconds can feel like minutes when all you think of is: Where is it?! But suddenly you hear the distinct sound of a whale exhaling at the sea surface, and you do the same when you encounter the beautiful sight of a whale.
It is a good idea to stick to the skipper of the boat when you are on whale watching, as he has good experience of where the whales are, and with a sharp falcon look he is usually the first on board to see the whales.
Whether on the first or fifth whale watching, it can seem overwhelming to see such an amazing animal up close. Although you can only see a smaller part of the whale, you know that you are very small compared to the whale and that man is not essential in this world.