On our 8 hour tour today passengers enjoyed a relaxed and enjoyable day that included lots of sunshine and while the orcas were well out of range to the far east in Johnstone Strait, there was much marine activity to view. The current was near slack in Weynton Passage this morning when we headed out on tour and it was interesting to cruise by the Pearse and Stephenson Islands viewing kelp forests in the low tide, seabirds and hauled out Harbour Seals. In Blackfish Sound a Humpback Whale was sighted and then a second whale and later two more Humpback Whales were sighted, a mother and her calf and it was a wonderful surprise when the calf suddenly breached clear out of the water nearby. Of special interest today was the sighting of the juvenile Gray Whale that has been feeding in the local area in the last several weeks. Other sightings today included: Harbour Seals, Dall’s Porpoises, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Red-necked Phalaropes, Bald Eagles and an eaglet in the nest, Black Oyster Catchers, Belted Kingfishers, Black Turnstones, Mew and Herring Gulls.

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