It was a glorious day to be out on the water and our passengers enjoyed a super day with some wonderful sightings. Nearing the Plumper Islands this morning a small group of Pacific White-sided Dolphins joined us at the bow of the boat and proceeded alongside allowing all onboard to observe and enjoy their streamlined beauty and playfulness. They left us as we entered the ‘Blowhole’ but shortly after, looking behind us we realized that they had followed us through and then proceeded to escort us a fair distance in Blackfish Sound. It was a rich and wonderful encounter, having them cruising alongside and just below the surface of the water. Blackney Passage was also busy with activity and during the length of our viewing we enjoyed the sightings of three individual Humpback Whales. They were moving about considerably in the current as they fed, traveling west and then drifting back down with the flood current; a group of Dalls Porpoises were also sighted feeding nearby. Other species also seen: Stellar Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Red-necked Phalaropes++, Belted Kingfishers, Mew Gulls, Bald Eagles and an Eaglet in the nest.

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