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July 15, 2016 – The sun was shining brightly and there was hardly a cloud in the sky today in Victoria. Our wonderful Captain Dan, Skippers Marty, Mark, Barry and Geoff each went out to sea at various times of the day a-board one of our vessels, all filled with plenty of excited passengers eager to find some whales. The whale sightings were amazing on every single one of our tours. We came across L Pod, one of our Southern Resident Killer Whales pods, Humpback Whales and even a couple of Grey Whales. We haven’t seen a Grey Whale in these waters for a long time now, so it was a pretty special thing to see them. They were taking very long dives so we didn’t get to see too much of them. A grey whale is capable of staying underwater for up to 30 minutes, a pretty amazing feat!

We also stopped at many beautiful and  interesting locations such as Race Rocks Ecological Marine Reserve, where we saw lots of lazy Seals and Sea Lions lounging around on their rookeries. We also found a pod of Harbour Porpoises and even found a cute little Sea Otter.

All in all it was a very successful day filled with sunshine, happy passengers and plenty of whales!

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