Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound

Captain's Log

Every day our Captains keep a log of sightings on the various tours. These are compiled and kept online along with more descriptive information about each potential wildllife or birdlife sighting.

5/30/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Orcas/Killer WhalesOrcas/Killer WhalesOrcinus orca

OystercatcherOystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/29/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

OystercatcherOystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

PuffinsPuffinsAlcid family

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

5/28/2016

Today the Valdez Spirit saw a momma Black Bear and three cubs along the shoreline.

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black BearBlack BearUrsus Americanus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

PuffinsPuffinsAlcid family

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

5/27/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

5/26/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

OystercatcherOystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

PuffinsPuffinsAlcid family

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/25/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Mountain GoatsMountain GoatsOreamnos americanus

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

5/24/2016

The story of the summer is Humpbacks, Humpbacks, Humpbacks everywhere. And today was no different.  The tour was greeted by three breaching Humpback Whales in addition to 7 others.  A Marbled Murrelet was also spotted.

 

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Mountain GoatsMountain GoatsOreamnos americanus

OystercatcherOystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/23/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/22/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

Mountain GoatsMountain GoatsOreamnos americanus

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/21/2016

Today a small pod of Orcas entertained passengers near Columbia Bay.

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

Mountain GoatsMountain GoatsOreamnos americanus

Orcas/Killer WhalesOrcas/Killer WhalesOrcinus orca

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

5/20/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

Mountain GoatsMountain GoatsOreamnos americanus

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/19/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/18/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/17/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/16/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

OystercatcherOystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

5/15/2016

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus

Surf ScoterSurf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

5/14/2016

First day of the season! Complete with sunshine and great guests.

Animals Seen Today

Arctic TernArctic TernSterna paradisaea

Bald EagleBald EagleHaliaeetus levcocephalus

Black BearBlack BearUrsus Americanus

Black-Legged KittiwakesBlack-Legged KittiwakesRissa tridactyla

CormorantsCormorantsPhalacrocoracidae family

Dall's PorpoisesDall's PorpoisesPhocoenoides dalli

Harbor SealsHarbor SealsPhoca vitulina

Humpback WhalesHumpback WhalesMegaptera novaeangliae

LoonLoonGaviidae family

Pigeon GuillemotPigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Sea OttersSea OttersEnhydra lutris

Steller Sea LionsSteller Sea LionsEumetopias jubatus