I am excited just from the tone alone in the announcer's voice.
The temperatures have fallen again so I dress warm, grab my best photo equipment and head to the bridge.
In the distance, I can see two shiny black objects occasionally break the surface as pieces of ice and icebergs float by.
The Ioffe has gone into a run silent, run deep mode as it is safely maneuvered behind our surfacing visitors.
Earlier in our expedition we learned that humpback whales can remain submerged for up to 45 minutes. I am hoping this evening this will not be the case.
Apparently, this pair is feeding and the food supply is not too deep as they soon resurface. This time we are so much closer that I can clearly see a blow hole.
After about twenty minutes of watching these magnificent creatures the Ioffe is set on course for our next destination, Paradise Harbor.