9 am Whale Watch Trip - Krill
For our morning trip, we had a number of whale sightings close to the SW corner. Our first sighting was a small humpback who was logging (resting) at the surface. This animal might have been Trident's 08 calf, but we are still waiting for a confirmation. After leaving this animal, we continued heading east and picked up 3 young humpbacks who were also logging at the surface.
After that experience, we knew this sighting was going to be hard to beat. With a little time remaining, we headed closer to the beaches of Race Point and just off the beach, picked up 5 finbacks, 1 minke and 1 juvenile humpback. Watching these animals so close to the beaches of Race Point was a wonderful way to end the morning trip.
We also had quite a few animals that were very active, though most were in the distance. We were able to get great looks at a small humpback who was lobtailing and breaching. At one point, this animal tailbreached right next to the boat. I think some of our passengers got wet from that experience. In this area, we were able to ID Draco, Hancock and Canopy.
Some seabirds including Cory's, greaters, WIlson's and a few juvenile gannets.