Captain Dave, Colton, and Devin in the galley
Sue Miller & Tara Brown as naturalists and John Kuizenga as P.I.D.
6 Blue Whales (many more in the distance)
3 Fin Whales
500+ Common Dolphins
Beautiful start to the day with mostly clear skies, smooth water and little
wind. Passengers from Germany, France, Ireland, Santa Barbara, Ohio, and
Arizona aboard. Had our resident sea lions on the buoy as we exited the harbor
and saw our first Blue Whale about 30 minutes into the trip while headed out
toward the east end of SCI. Dolphins and more Blue Whales appeared with
additional blows far off in the distance. Most dives were 10+ minutes but we
waited them out and it was well worth it. Several tail flukes offered photo ops
and the whales we saw reappeared close to the boat with good sightings. Fin
Whales too provided good looks and not too far from the boat. As always,
Pelicans and dolphins entertained the passengers. One couple from ireland was
celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and mentioned this will be a day to
remember! Returning into the harbor there were several harbor seals on the
Almost forgot to mention the great sighting of beautiful, bright red, fresh
Blue Whale poop floating near the boat. Not something we see everyday so even
that added to the variety of things we saw today.
Until I board again....