9 eco-tours


  • Visibility: 15 miles
  • Wind: 5-10 W, in the evening up to 20 W
  • Sky: clear, later cloudy
  • Water: 1′ chop


  • 14 elephant seals on Great Race
  • 2 that I could see on Middle Rock
  • The sea lions were surprisingly calm today considering how many boats seemed to be too close.
  • The injured California sea lion was near the derrick again.

The injured cali sea lion

the elephant seals


  • 9 eco-tours came by today. I guess there was a big backlog of tourists after several days of high winds.
  • I think 8/9 of the boats today looked to be too close. Certainly the boats that viewed the sea lions near the derrick were the closest I have ever seen.
  • The viewing distance for boats near marine mammal haul-outs has been accepted by the Ecotour community to be 100 metres.


  • One DND blast at 10:02.
  • Another one at 11:12.