July 23, 2017 This morning's departure we went straight off to Southern Wolf, were there were reports of a few fin whales. Once we arrived the fin whales were no longer there, however we did spend time with a minke whale. We then made our way around to the backside of the Wolves to see what was back there. We then found another minke whale and while watching it one of the fin whales surfaced near the boat. We got great looks of both the minke and fin whale. To finish off the trip Tide Runners spotted a Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) just behind the boat! This is the first one of the summer. Sightings of a sunfish are rare and a great treat, especially considering it stayed near the surface and swam around both boats!
The afternoon's departure we made our way to Eastern Wolf. We quickly spotted a minke whale and then a fin whale. By the end of the trip there were three fin whales feeding in the area. They were spread out some, however there seem to almost always be one near us.
I haven't heard back from the evening departure.
Thanks again to everyone that joined us on these departures! ... See MoreSee Less
July 22nd, 2017 This morning we made our way straight off to the Wolves Bank, however the fin whales that were there yesterday seemed to have moved on. We did end up spending time with a few feeding minke whales near the Eastern Wolf Island.
The afternoon departure we stayed in the Islands. We started off with a few minkes whales near, Wilson's Beach, Campobello Island, however with all the boat traffic, we kept moving around, trying to keep the boat numbers to a minimum around these whales. We ended up going to see East Quoddy Head Light and doing a tour around the Owen Basin, in case the fin whales had moved into that area. There were no whales sighted, however on our way home we ended up finding a single minke and had it to ourselves. We had some great and close up looks (including seeing the Minke's mittens).
I was told that the evening departure had a few minke whales once again and had some great looks.
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES REPORTED IN FUNDY We are offering a trip on Sunday, July 23rd at 9am on the Odyssey, our new RHIB (pictured below) to head out beyond the Wolves and search for these endangered whales! WHEN: Sunday, July 23rd at 9am COST: $99 (plus tax)/adults only please Please call the office for reservations 1-877-688-2600 NOTE: a full refund will be given if large whales are not sighted (fin whale, humpback and/or North Atlantic right whale). And as always the trip is weather dependent. ... See MoreSee Less