Hello everyone, I wanted to take todays post to invite you to join us on September 12th for our yearly North Atlantic right whale trip. This trip takes us out into the open Bay of Fundy, usually a minimum of 30 miles from St. Andrews in search of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. The trip is scheduled for September 12th at 7:30 am and is about 6 hours in length. For more information and to make a reservation please call the office at 1-877-688-2600 and for those of you who have received an email from Quoddy Link regarding your tentative booking for this trip PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ASAP to confirm you reservation with a credit card.
On another note I wanted to clear up some inaccurate information that is working it’s way around St. Andrews. Right whales are not being sighted out of St. Andrews, yes, there was a very special sighting on the morning of August 5th of a North Atlantic right whale in Head Harbour Passage but that whale has made it’s way out into the open Bay of Fundy. Right whales are not commonly seen whale watching out of St. Andrews, you usually have to go a minimum of 30 miles into the open Bay of Fundy in order to see rights (which is why we do our special right whale trip). Of course there are always some exceptions, last season we had a number of right whales much closer to St. Andrews during the last week in August and the first week of September but that was the first time that has been seen in 30 years. We keep in touch with the right whale research team from the New England Aquarium and their ONLY sighting of a right whale this season last week when one was sighted in the Grand Manan Channel (there have been some sightings on the NS side of the Bay of Fundy). Most likely this was the same individual we saw on August 5th and has been IDed as Eg# 3660, a male born in 2006.
Thanks for checking in today, if you have any questions about right whales please let me know, just send me an email and I hope I have cleared up some of the confusion,