Not long after leaving the dock this afternoon, we had already spotted bald eagles resting in the trees and harbour seals hauled out on the rocks. While viewing some steller sea lions hauled high out on the rocks, we heard a humpback whale before we even saw it! Once we spotted the whale, we identified it as “White-Eyes,” the same humpback that we had seen yesterday. This is only the second recorded sighting of this whale and the seventh humpback to be seen in the area this year. We watched as “White-Eyes” did large circles in Weynton Pass. At this time of year when humpbacks often make longer dives “White- Eyes” returned to the surface within five minutes each time after it raised its flukes. We cruised through the islands, viewing more bald eagles, and even a black tailed deer! In Blackney pass were lucky to see over ten dall’s porpoises, who were very active. Passengers were thrilled to watch them swim around the boat. Right at the end of the tour, we got another great look at “White-Eyes” before returning to Telegraph Cove. With many rhinoceros auklets, common murres, marbled murrelets and pelagic cormorants on the water we had yet another excellent trip.
Captain Geoff’s Quote of the Day:
“Every man is the architect of his own future.” – Sallust
Next Available Tour:
Thursday, May 28th – 1:00pm
Sunday, May 31st – 1:00pm
Monday, June 1st – 1:00pm