Another Minke Whale southeast of Lopez Island, a couple miles offshore, Rosario Strait (48°21.55’N 122°48.78’W).
Captain Mike, also known as “Minke Mike”, was the first to spot him and soon after, the fleet moved in. This whale seemed a bit distant at first, luring us into the strait, but eventually turned around and gave us some play, coming up between boats and surfacing multiple times. Patience is key
On our way back, we took a nice scenic cruise around the southern tip of Lopez, passing by Castle Island, Blind Island, and Swirl Island. We also stopped by Long Island to look at the bald eagles and their nest, along with Whale Rocks to check out some Stellers.
What a day!
Naturalist Tara, San Juan Safaris