Wikipedia defines whale watching as “the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat.” That’s completely wrong because dolphins aren’t fucking whales. I learned that in the second grade. Whale watching is when you go out and observe whales and whales only. You can go dolphin watching somewhere else. Sometimes you can see whales from the land, but most of the time you go out on a boat and cruise around until you find some whales. You watch them breach the surface and spray water from their blowholes. You see them move their tails. Sometimes they jump completely out of the water if you’re lucky. Some people aren’t lucky, like my friend who recently went on a whale watching cruise. She didn’t see any whales. I wonder if that’s still considered whale watching. I don’t think it is. It’s not whale watching if you didn’t watch any whales. It’s just a boat ride at that point.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young