The Humpback whales of Queen Charlotte Strait are beautiful animals. They glide along slowly through the seas often twisting and turning their round bodies showing us their tubercles to their tails. Today SV Tuan had some wondeful encounters with these large animals. This morning we found them in the west and a little while after arriving our most residential resident Humpback whale by the name of Houdini breached right off the bow leaving everyone quite surprised and happy. Her little calf was also nearby and we were able to have a look at it rolling around on the surface and waving its fins in the air. By afternoon we also saw a third Humpback whale that was actually socializing with Houdini and her calf. Other notable encounters of the day were a young Harbor seal pup suckling its mother on the rocks, Sea lions fishing in the current, Dall's and Harbor porpoises swimming with their families, a Bald eagle swimming to shore with a huge fish in its talons and a Parasitic Jaeger flying down the strait.