What an amazing and hot day to be on the water!!! Our morning and afternoon tours were blessed with some incredible humpback whale encounters on water without a ripple in sight. All of the guests were blown away by the interactions. As well as, the large Northern elephant seals they encountered at Race Rocks ecological reserve with a few of the males sparring with one another in full view of our vessels.
The sunset cruise was a tad different - again beautiful humpbacks encounters on calm sea surfaces BUT half way through they got to witness all of the members of L Pod!! That is right! The sunset cruise got to encounter orca from our Southern Resident population - 35 orca coming in from the west in the Juan De Fuca Strait.
MIND BLOWN!! Capt. Jim Z (21 year veteran guide in the BC waters) claimed it to be one of the trips of his season, which is a statement he never announces easily. That is life on the water some days people ~ at the end of the day it is like winning the lottery... buy a ticket and sometimes you are lucky beyond belief.
Lets hope L Pod stay around for a while and today our guests get to WIN once again with memorable orca encounters.