Every time I close my eyes I see whales thanks to Scott Portelli.
It’s rare that all things align to be absolutely amazing when you travel, so having just experienced this very thing with Scott Portelli and Swimming with Gentle Giants, I’m happy to say it’s been the best life experience for me to date.
I’ve come away from this experience with a deeper understanding about humpback whale behaviour thanks to Scott and his team; an even greater appreciation of Scott’s skill in capturing these majestic creatures while they play, pursue and communicate with each other; huge respect for Scott’s passion and his approach to nature and research; renewed vigour for jumping into the ocean to discover new things and the bonus is I’ve gained a bunch of new friends.
You get the whole package when you book a holiday with Swimming with Gentle Giants.
From the get-go, the communication between Scott and myself was informative and efficient, the professionalism in which he arranges the tour, organises the meet and greet, conducts the on and in-water briefing and guides and supports you through your mind-blowing encounters with cetaceans is excellent. And the knowledge and skill of Scott and his guides in locating whales to swim with is impressive. Even the thoughtful little touch at the end surely makes Scott’s tour stand out from any of the others (but I’m not giving away that surprise!).
Our group couldn’t have asked for 8 more diverse and exciting days of whale interactions. I pity my mates at home who are going to hear about this adventure on repeat.