Today was again a busy one in Weynton Passage with a heavy flood current at maximum on the afternoon tour. Our sightings today included the viewing of a Minke Whale who on several occasions on the morning tour re-surfaced right beside the boat after a long dive surprising passengers while giving them some wonderful opportunities to see this baleen whale up-close and personal. It seemed everywhere we went today the Minke was there even when cruising through the island waterways viewing Stellar Sea Lions, Harbour Seals and Eagle nests, the Minke Whale would suddenly pop up! The same Minke Whale was sighted again on the afternoon tour feeding intently in the current and again the viewing was splendid, the Minke Whale viewed on one side of the boat and a group of Stellar Sea Lions on the other-side. And just when it could not get any better a small group of Pacific White-sided Dolphins joined us briefly riding at the bow of the boat thrilling everyone with their exuberant and abundant energy. There was much to see as whirlpools broiled around us, large flocks of gulls were seen spread across the Passage bobbing about in the current mixed in with Auklets and Murres, Belted Kingfishers darted back and forth along the shoreline and Bald Eagles were seen fishing, one catching a fish another carrying a branch in its talons to its nest, it was all so fantastic! The juvenile Gray Whale was a special treat as well today being sighted on both tours feeding close to shore. Other sightings today included: Dall’s Porpoises, A Black-tailed Fawn, A Mink swimming, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Red-necked Phalaropes, Bald Eagles and and a total of 4 Eaglets in their nests, Black Oyster Catchers, Belted Kingfishers, Black Turnstones, Mew and Herring Gulls.

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