Magical moments shared with Humpback and Minke Whales today. Traveling in Weynton Passage this morning we encountered three Humpback Whales of varying size, ‘Freckles’ the smaller whale was sighted first and disappeared in the direction of the Plumper Islands leaving two more whales feeding nearby and then finally one who continued to feed near Stubbs Island in the ebb current with a myriad of seabirds who were also feeding. It was quite a spectacle to observe the whale rolling about and waving its pectoral fins and fluke at the surface of the water. A Minke Whale was sighted and suddenly Dall’s Porpoises joined us at the bow of the boat and traveled along with us as we headed in; everyone enjoyed their exuberant company but especially the children. It was a very special moment and surprise for the family onboard this morning when Chris proposed to Leah and they became engaged just after the porpoises departed; it was a very memorable ending to a wonderful family outing. The afternoon tour was equally exceptional and very enjoyable with the sighting of two Humpback Whales and a Minke Whale, it was especially fascinating to watch as both whales traveled parallel to one another while feeding and also parallel to the boat. Other sightings today included: Stellar Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Red-necked Phalaropes, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, Belted Kingfishers, Mew Gulls and Bald Eagles.

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