On our last port of our cruise, we stopped at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. From what I understand, in order to hire an international crew to work on the cruise ships, the cruise company must dock at a non-U.S. port. Click here for a brief history of this port.
This is a bronze statue by the dock titled "We Are Out There" dedicated to fishermen lost at sea. Behind the statue is our cruise ship docked at the port.
After docking, we boarded a catamaran to go on a whale watching excursion and passed by this 1907 lighthouse on Lucy Island.
Prince Rupert's Chatham Sound area has a high concentration of humpback whales. This was one of many whale tails (or flukes) I saw during our 4-hour trip.
There were other whale watching boats in the area like this one in the distance. Since whales are unpredictable, they could pop out anywhere like the 4 between that boat and ours. One of the tricks to look for whales is to look for the whale vapor spouts coming from the humpback's two top blowholes. Click here for further information on how whales breathe.