The weather was absolutely beautiful today! The seas were calm, the temperature was mild and the sun was shining! This morning’s trip was super, with 3 humpback whales sighted! We were able to identify them as ‘Stripe’, ‘Nick’, and ‘Cosmo’ (BCXUK2011#11). The only other time we have viewed Cosmo in the area was during September of last year!
We were thrilled to view these massive marine mammals breach 2 times, and slap their pectoral fins. There were also 2 Minke whales that guests were happy to watch, and we identified one as ‘Ripple’. We sighted a very active group of 10-20 Dall’s porpoise very close to Telegraph Cove, and it looked like they were feeding as they charged across the water’s surface.
Guests on this afternoon’s trip were excited to start out with a Minke whale sighting! A definite highlight of this trip was viewing ‘Yogi’ the humpback whale. It was a very beautiful scene as the huge baleen whale’s grey skin contrasted against the deep green waters. Yogi was doing big tail flukes, and blows that could be seen miles away.
Also viewed were a group of 30+ harbour seals which were hauled out on some small rocky islands enjoying the sunshine. The rest of our sightings included a lone Steller sea lion which was seen rolling on the surface and slapping it’s pectoral fins, as well as another group of Dall’s porpoise.
There were a lot of marine birds around as well! We had our first Northern phalarope sighting of the season and also saw rhinoceros auklets, common murres, harlequin ducks, bald eagles and an arctic loon! What a fantastic day!
Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day: “Thinking is like loving and dying, each must do it for himself.” – Josiah Royce
Next Available Trips:
Wednesday, June 27 @ 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 @ 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 29 @ 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.