Everett 10:00 AM Highlights:
Gray Whales #53, #383, and #56
Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions
The trip started out rainy and it even started to hail while we were at the dock! Once we passed the storm cloud there were blue skies ahead! We got a brief glance of a harbor seal right off the bat, and it didn’t take long for Captain Carl to spot blows off the west side of Camano Head. There were three whales in the area, identified as 53, 383, and 56. 53 and 383 were traveling together and feeding so we hung with them for a while and got some great looks. On the west side of Hat Island we found #56 and got some more excellent looks at that whale as well. We headed back to Everett and spotted a bald eagle perched on the Navy station, along with some California sea lions on the navy pontoons.
Everett 2:00 PM Highlights:
Gray Whales #53, #383, #56 and #356
Brant Geese and Bald Eagles
California Sea Lions
Our afternoon tour started with blue skies and calm seas. We headed north and saw four Brant geese on the water. On the way out we had a goofy seagull flying right over the top of us right in guests faces. Soon we caught up with the three whales from the morning tour, but they had been joined by a fourth whale #356. They were pretty spread out but two of the whales were traveling together for a bit until they parted ways at Camano Head. One went down Port Susan and the other headed toward Saratoga Passage. We stuck with the whale heading down Saratoga Passage and he hugged the tide line, showing lots of flukes and even surprising us by surfacing about ten feet from the boat. On Camano Island we saw two bald eagles in flight. We stopped to check out the California sea lions on the navy pontoons before returning to the dock after a great day of whale watching.