Hello there, it’s Danielle, senior naturalist and photographer with Quoddy Link Marine. The last 2 days have been great. On September 6th, 10:00 am, we spent some time with a finback whale off Bliss Island and then went in search of humpback whales. With some help from the Grand Manan Ferry (letting us know that the patchy fog stopped, and it was clear over by Grand Manan) we headed over to northern tip of Grand Manan and found both Parachute and Hobo (not seen since August 24th) close to Long Eddy Light. On the 2:00 pm departure we had Repeat and Parachute, 2 familiar humpback whales, and a finback whale in the Grand Manan channel.
Today, with a lot of searching on our 10:00 am trip we finally found Repeat about 1.5 miles NW of the Wolves Bank. It was a great sighting with a full breach very close to the boat (breaching is a common behaviour with humpbacks but certainly isn’t seen on every trip). On the 2:00 pm trip they found Cork, a 4 year old female humpback, in the Grand Manan channel. We also had a few minke whales on each trip today.
Thanks for checking out our sightings and we hope to see you in St. Andrews soon!