Thursday July 16, 2020
10am: This morning we headed out of Passamaquoddy Bay and stopped with grey and harbour seals on Black Ledge. Then we took a swing by White Horse Island to check out the guillemots, eiders, and the gulls and their chicks. They’re practicing their flying; working their flight muscles, but are still ground bound (for now). Then we picked up an active fin whale and got great looks. Captain Mat turned off the engines and the whale came close to check us out! Wow! What a treat for our passengers and crew. We stopped with an adult bald eagle on the way back through Little Letite Passage on our way home to St. Andrews.
1:30pm: This afternoon we had another great trip. We started with seals on Black Ledge. They were vocalizing and we got to hear them clearly. We quickly picked up a minke and had some great looks before heading off in search of a fin whale. We found the same one from the morning trip. The fin whale was doing 3 to 5 minute dives. We got some spectacular looks at harbour porpoise between the whale’s surface time. We also viewed Head Harbour Lighthouse on the northern end of Campobello and the seabird nesting colony on White Horse Island. We saw a couple bald eagles, including a juvenile on White Horse Island that was aggressively being chased off by a couple of gulls.
THANK YOU to our passengers who joined us today, thanks to Rika for the updates.
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