Wednesday July 22, 2020
10am: This morning we headed out, stopping with a very easy to watch finback whale. We got lots of great looks at the whale, many feeding porpoise, and an adult bald eagle on a marker. We viewed the Head Harbour Lighthouse and picked up 3 minke whales on the way back to St Andrews! But before we got home we stopped with seals on Black Ledge before entering Little Letete Passage
1:30pm: This afternoon we headed straight out and picked up a finback whale and a minke in the distance. We got lots of great looks at the finback and spent some time looking at the nesting birds on Whitehorse Island. We went over to Head Harbour Lighthouse and went all the way around and over the bar as it was high tide. We saw many porpoise and several bald eagles. We stopped with harbour and grey seals on the way back to St Andrews.
5pm: We started out with harbour seals and grey seals on Black Ledge. We quickly picked up a minke whale and had some great looks. We went by Whitehorse Island to look at the kittiwakes, gulls, guillemots, and some more seals. There were cormorants and eiders there as well. As we moved over to look at Head Harbour Lighthouse, a passenger pointed out some porpoise. It turned out there were porpoise, but closer to us was a shark!! The shark, which looked to be a porbeagle, stayed at the surface for several minutes, seemingly rubbing up against a small log. We were able to take videos and pictures of the shark! We also watched another couple minke whales, saw adult and juvenile bald eagles flying by, and on the way back to St Andrews, we stopped to watch 4 bald eagles (2 adults and 2 juveniles) feeding on herring with many gulls around. An AMAZING day!
THANK YOU to Rika for the updates! And thank you to all of our passengers who joined us today.
Quoddy Link Marine