Wow! A terrific day! Before breakfast, as the sun was rising, we spotted a handful of humpback whales. They circled around, blithely feeding as we stealthily approached. After several minutes one of the whales split off and came close to the ship, surfacing beside the bow to great excitement. Then it dove under the bow, popping up on the opposite side. Guests dashed back and forth as it continued playing beneath the ship, exuding great plumes of fishy-smelling breath into our faces and cameras. The sun came up, casting golden light over the scene as the whale moved just below the surface, directly under the frantically snapping cameras on the bow. After rolling from side to side and launching its rostrum several feet out of the water to great delight, the whale finally swam away. We headed into breakfast, satisfied with a sunrise well spent.