Suddenly without warning and in a table gripping moment, the boat took off James Bond-style taking us away from non-existent villains and further into the depths of the cobalt blue Atlantic Ocean leaving only the white wash of the boat behind.
My excitement grew with every crash of the boat against the waves. Fifteen minutes into the journey the roar of the engine subsided. Pepe pointed to just beyond the boat were a flock of birds were circling, no doubt hoping for a tasty fish dinner.
Pepe explained they often slow the boat down when the see the birds swooping and diving as it can mean dolphins are around as well. Dolphins and birds often fish together.
My beady eyes are pricked for a sighting and, then, out of the blue (quite literally!), three dolphins leapt out of the sea.
Pepe took me around to the left side of the boat and signalled where to look. Gliding just under the water are three light grey spotted dolphins.