Cloud hung low overhead when we headed out this morning and with a strong ebb current flowing we were soon swept out into the Queen Charlotte Strait where three Humpback Whales were sighted. As we observed, they proceeded to move slowly to the west with the current, at times only two were sighted surfacing together and then there were three and it was fascinating to watch as this mighty threesome swam gracefully along together; they had been earlier identified as Ariel, Horizon and Lefty. Leaving the whales near to Lizard Point we turned back and it was in Weynton Passage that we sighted a Minke Whale and passengers enjoyed its presence while partaking of their Devonshire teas. Passing by the Stephensen Islands the scenic beauty was awesome, the water and sky was a brilliant blue colour that was enhanced by the sun shining brightly. Other sightings today included: dall’s porpoises, harbour seals hauled out and swimming, rhinoceros auklets, pigeon guillemots, red-necked phalaropes, belted kingfishers, oyster catchers, bald eagles and an eaglet in its nest.