Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Whale Watching on the Bay of Fundy

We had a beautiful, sunny morning for our Whale Watching trip. We were out about 2 1/2 hours. We left from Johnson Bay at 9:00 a.m. From there we went to Cobscook and Fundy Bay. We saw whales, seals, and lots of birds. It was a great trip!

Waiting for the boat.

Boarding the Lorna Doone

Captain Ralph

Northern Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) 10 to 30 feet. The Minke is the smallest of the Rorquals and the most common (the three Rorquals are Northern Minke Whale, Bryde's Whale and Sei Whale. Their blowholes and dorsal fins are usually visible above the water at the same time, unlike some other whales).

Fin Whale

Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) 40 - 80 feet. The Fin Whale is one of the fastest swimmers among whales - up to 35 mph! The most diagnostic field mark is the unique asymmetrical jaw coloring: white on the right side, dark on the left.

Bald Eagle Nest

Bald Eagle

Greater Shearwater - A life bird for us!

Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull

American Black Duck, Northern Gannet

Bonapart's Gull

Gray Seal - isn't he cute!?

Gray Seals

East Quoddy Lighthouse

(Remember - All the photos can be clicked on to enlarge)


  1. We didn't see whales on our whale watching tour when we went to Lubec a few years ago. But we saw eagles and the seals. And we have quite a few pics of the East Quoddy lighthouse, as well as a replica of it (it's in a cupboard somewhere -- it's about 1-1/2 feet tall, pretty large!).

  2. We finally caught a sunny day! The whales were amazing!