By Ginger Dingus, Porthole Magazine
I'm tucking into my bacon, eggs, biscuits, and gravy when breakfast is suddenly interrupted by a shout over the PA. It's immediately followed by a loud splash.
From the bridge, Captain Winston Warr has spotted two humpback whales heaving their massive bodies high above the surface. Within seconds, all 28 guests aboard Un-Cruise Adventures' Safari Explorer abandon the dining room and rush to the yacht's bow. Luckily, there's no need to detour to our cabins for down jackets and wool hats. We're sailing off the sandy shores of Maui in balmy Hawaii.
At first, all's quiet. Then there's a distinctive whoosh. Not only do I hear and see a whale blow, I'm close enough to catch a whiff of its fishy breath.