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Morning Tour

We set out on a beautiful warm august morning in search of whales. We didn’t have to search for long. Just off of William Head on Vancouver Island we found the T10s and T109As.

Transient Killer Whale
Transient Killer Whale. Photo by Captain Yves. Image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

The large male in the group of Transient Killer Whales (Orcas) was magical to watch. We watched them cruise along the coast through the kelp. We then continued our journey and had a look at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. We enjoyed seeing the Seals and Sea Lions lounging in the sun and splashing around in the water.

Sea Lions
Sea Lions. Photo by Captain Yves. Image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

After Race Rocks we headed out to the East to see what else we could find. Soon we saw a blow in the distance. It was another group of Transient Killer Whales. These whales were travelling unpredictably and zig zagging all over. We love seeing these whales behaving so naturally in the wild. We left the whales and made a turn back to Victoria.

Afternoon Tour

The afternoon was even warmer, it was nice to get moving out on the water. Turning up the ocean breeze “air-conditioning”. We found the T10s and T109As from the morning, they were pretty far from shore this time, heading North West.

Bigg's Killer Whale
Bigg’s Killer Whale. Photo by Captain Yves. Image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

We enjoyed viewing the whales and seeing them traveling at a leisurely pace. As we watched the whales they were headed towards race rocks, we followed their cue and kept up pace. after a good look we pushed on ahead to get a look at race rocks. Before long the Transient Killer Whales caught up with us at Race Rocks. We watched from afar as they checked out the seal and sea lion buffet.

Sea Lion
Sea Lion. Photo by Captain Yves. Image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

Nothing seemed appetizing and they carried on their way westward towards the open ocean.

What an amazing calm day on the water it was. It is so nice to see these magnificent creatures in their wild habitat.

Harry the Otter
Harry the Otter. Photo by Captain Yves. Image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

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