The captain sets course for Fort-de-France bay, where already a few dolphins are pointing to the tip of their beaks. Mickaël explains the history of Martinique, Fort-de-France, the various forts, the wars with the English. Very interesting. Then head north, direction Saint-Pierre. We sail along the windward coast. Between the sail and the noiseless engine, sailing is very pleasant. Jonathan offers us fresh fruit accompanied by juice or planter.
Off Bellefontaine we are joined by pods of dozens of dolphins. The atmosphere goes up a notch, everyone is captivated, marveling, filming and wanting to capture this always magical moment. The crew gives us a wealth of instructive info about cetaceans, the different species and the AGOA sanctuary they’ve trained for and signed the charter for. They are all trained in responsible observation of marine mammals. And I have to say that the silent electric motor also allows a much gentler and more respectful approach to these fascinating animals.