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Sightings Report for September 16th 2017

Sunny skies and calm winds made for great whale watching conditions and a fantastic way to start off the weekend! The flat waters made it very easy to see the exhales of cetaceans as they surfaced to breathe.

Several Bigg's Orca pods were picked up throughout the Juna De Fuca Strait, scanning the coastline for other marine mammals as potential prey. Several pods were seen hunting and took down several harbour seals! After working together to out maneuver and catch their prey they share it equally throughout their family pod. There were also several very curious whales that approached the boats to check us out, giving passengers a very rare and unique experience!

The humpbacks are still around feeding before they head off for the winter months to breed and calve in tropical waters. They are often encountered feeding on small bait fish in order to satisfy their metabolic needs and put on blubber for their migration!

Stay tuned for what we encounter tomorrow!

Sighting Report for May 31, 2017!!

Whales galore once again!!!  The morning started off with reports of our residential orca population being sighted along the San Juan Island and possible Bigg's Orca sighted off the Victoria waterfront.

Our morning expeditions choose to head south to 'humpy land' to search and explore for large baleen animals before making their way to the orca sighting reports.  However, whilst they were searching a report came in of Bigg's Orca to the west.  Our trips headed that way to encounter the T100s, which were apart of the same group we interacted with yesterday.  It was a great encounter for all of our guests onboard - followed by interacting with numerous pinnipeds at Race Rocks ecological reserve, which were elephant seals, harbour seals, sea lions and the cute sea otter grooming itself in the kelp bed.  Our afternoon expeditions had a much similar encounter and weather conditions so smooth it made butter jealous.  

Today is looking promising once again and we are all ready to get out on the boats again and start the adventure all over again.

The young sprouter of the T100s.  He has a bit of growing to do before he gets to full size.

The T100s cruising past Sooke, BC - BC TIKA in the background with Capt. Gordon at her hel