Good evening everyone, thank you so much for checking in! Here is an update from Jolinne for the past few day.
July 24th, 2017
I was told that on the morning departure they went off the Wolves and had a fin whale and 3 minkes.
On both the afternoon and evening departures they had two fin whales near Bliss Island.
July 25th, 2017
The morning departure we started off with seals on the reef and then quickly made our way over to Bliss Island to watch a fin whale. From there we went to see the nesting black-legged kittiwakes on White Horse Island and did a drive by of East Quoddy Head Light on Campobello Island. We did end up finding a minke whale before spending time in the Old Sow (the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere).
The afternoon departure we made our way towards Black Harbour where other tour boats were watching a fin whale. With a bit of time we did end up watching two fin whales. These whales were slow-moving and not diving for very long and therefore pretty easy to watch. From there we once again visited White Horse Island to see some nesting seabirds. On our way home, we came across a bit of a feeding frenzy; there were 2-3 bald eagles, lots of gulls and many harbour porpoises. The porpoises were the driving force that kept the herring in a nice tight “bait ball” that the passengers were able to see from the boat.
On the evening departure we started off with seals and made our way towards a fin whale. We spent a bit of time to get some good looks before leaving to see if we could find other wildlife. We did find a bald eagle and ended up returning to the fin whale to get a few more good looks.
Thanks again to everyone that joined us these past few days! And thank you to Jolinne for keeping us all updated until I can be back on the water!