Friday July 24, 2020
10am: Our morning trip started with a pair of bald eagles on Pendleton Island! We got treated to another pair of eagles on Splitting Knife where we watched harbour and gray seals as the fog burnt off. We picked a minke up off of Adam’s Island and got some great looks at some porpoise as well. We cruised out towards The Wolves, where we spotted an additional minke, juvenile northern gannets, and great shearwaters.
1:30pm: This afternoon we headed straight out past Bliss Island and found 2 fin whales actively feeding. Captain Mat turned the engines off so we could all get to hear the deep blows and one fin whale was working extra hard and was very loud. We stopped by Whitehorse Island and picked up a minke off Head Harbour Light. Before we turned for home we were surrounded by harbour porpoise. When we stopped to look at seals on the way home they spent just as much time watching us while bobbing in the water.
5pm: This evening we watched a fin whale off Head Harbour Light but it started to take longer dives and became hard to watch. We also had great looks at two minke whales and a bald eagle before heading home.
Thanks to Dani for the morning updates and Claire for the afternoon and evening updates. And thanks to all of our passengers who joined us today on the catamaran,
Quoddy Link Marine