Another day of beautiful humpback whales accompanied by pacific white-sided dolphins ~

Our day started off cloudy and misty when we left the dock but as we ventured further, those initial thoughts we left behind us as we entered into an abundant and mystical marine world. Our guests were from BC, USA, Germany and Italy, it was a great crowd!

We made our way slowly through some favourite island waterways viewing belted kingfishers, bald eagles and harbour seals. All three species are a treat to see and never disappoint. The parents of a bald eaglet were on site near their nest, along with their precious eaglet that was perched high in its nest.

It was down in Johnstone Strait that we encountered two humpback whales feeding in the current accompanied by several pacific white-sided dolphins who were leaping all around the whales; the dolphins were also feeding in the surging current. The current, flooding as it was at the time that we were witness to its mighty force, made for some interesting viewing for our guests who were utterly amazed at the feeding frenzy of so many species taking place nearby.

We watched, all of us entranced by the beauty in our surroundings as the fog and mist began to lift in the Blackney Passage area and then we started back towards home, spotting some Dall’s Porpoises along the way.

It was a great day, filled with smiles by all!

Today’s Sightings:
Humpback Whales, Dall’s Porpoise, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Bald Eagles, an Eaglet in the nest, Harbour Seals, Black Turn Stones, Rhinoceros Auklets, Red-Necked Phalaropes, Black Oyster Catchers, Wandering Tattler, Belted Kingfishers and Gull species.

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