Smoke. Smoke and fog made for an exceptional challenge today, and after searching far and wide across the bay, no animals were to he had for the morning trip. Our afternoon trip caught a brief glimpse of a humpback whale just as it vanished again back into the haze, though as it did so, a pod of roughly 100 Risso’s dolphin made a miraculous appearance. Amongst their ranks was Casper, the famous albino Risso’s Dolphin, as well as three pacific white sided dolphin, who approached the boat with glee. After satiating ourselves with dolphin, we made one final stab out to the west in hopes that we might find some clarity farther offshore. Relentless, smoke and fog endured, and no humpbacks were to be seen. However, spirits were high amongst the passengers, and a fun time was had by all (with the help of a few beers). Rainchecks were dutifully allocated, and everyone is looking forward to their next trip with us.