We’ve had a change in the weather, that’s for sure! It’s been fairly mild though, and a little wind with some light showers definitely did not dampen the spirits of our guests today.
Everyone was able to witness some incredible displays of humpback whales feeding, with one lunge feed after another! The bait balls were large, and the feeding was fast and furious. At times we even had 2 humpback whales lunge feeding right next to each other. 8 different humpbacks were viewed today, which allowed everyone on board a great look at these magnificent baleen whales.
Over 300 Steller sea lions were viewed in the area this afternoon! With some hauled out on the rocks while others swam in the nearby kelp beds. A group of 40 harbour seals were also sighted, with their behavior much the same as the sea lions.
Our birders weren’t disappointed either! We had sightings of over 100 common murres, 8 bald eagles, 50 northern phalaropes, 2 belted kingfishers and 8 pelagic cormorants!
So far October’s sightings have been great, and we can’t wait to see what our last tour of the season has in store for us tomorrow!
Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day:
‘We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.’
Next Available Tour:
Saturday, October 4th – 1:00pm – Our last tour of the 2014 season!