The marine park runs along the fjord and to get to the other side it either takes a 4.5 hour drive or a 20 minute ferry. We opted for the ferry, it is free. The system was quick and smooth.
You can see Baymax in the right hand side of the photo. We explored outside the care for a few minutes and then headed back to stay warm.
The fog was very thick this morning.
There were divers down in the water and they would bring up marine life to the pools for us to explore. They had huge chucks of ice in the pools and the sea water was pumped up from below the rocks we were climbing on.
We saw some very unique species to the cold waters. This is a polar sea star.
This is a toad crab. Although the guide insisted it was a spider crab and that the rock crab was a toad crab. I tried to correct him but had no luck.
We waited eagerly as they added new species to the pool.
At the end they guide asked if we would like to help put everything back in the bucket so the divers could take them back out to the water. We gladly agreed to help and set to work.
We explored the interpretation sites inside.
Then took the ferry back to the portion of the park we are staying near.
After a quick snack we headed out to a zodiac whale watching trip. We had to dress in these arctic water suits to stay warm and in case we fell in the water. The jackets had built in flotation.
I told Mom I felt like the kid from Christmas Story in his snowsuit.
The zodiac held about 50 people. We all had seats and could see as long as people respected sitting down so others could see.
We drove out past the cool lighthouse in water and saw a huge group of grey seals.
Then some Minkie whales appeared. We had a blast watching them. They do not surface their tails like humpbacks do.
We saw a few finbacks but they were a bit far away to get a good photo. I had a blast.
After the whales we headed up the fjord. We could see where we took the ferry.
What a beautiful way to spend our evening.