“We’re watching the horizon looking for the spout, and finally we see one,” says Cohen, who is a charter broker with Burgess. “We jumped into the water with our snorkeling gear on, and there it was, right in front of us, this huge humpback whale. Everyone was in awe. She was big. We watched it slowly come toward us and go up for air, and then slowly go down and disappear. I’ve never seen anything like that, an experience like that with Mother Nature that was so intense.