APRIL 21 2016 – We had yet another beautiful day in Victoria, BC. The forecast was calling for mainly cloudy, but the sun was shining and the water again was perfectly calm! We had a fantastic group join us aboard our 84-passenger motor yacht, the Marauder IV, with Captain Bill. Everyone in the office was buzzing prior to departure and we all had high hopes that we could spot some whales as we have been so lucky this week! Quickly into the trip we spotted Humpback Whales off Henry Island and after spending some time with them we headed over to Kelp reef where we saw some Steller Sea Lions. The group returned to the office over joyed and wanting to go out again!
Our high speed Zodiac departed at 2pm with Captain Ian. They also got to see the same group of Humpback Whales just off Kellet Bluff, not far from where the Marauder IV had been. They spent around 40 minutes with them, getting tons of views of their flukes, and then headed over to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to check out the lighthouse. Here they saw many Pacific Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, and Elephant Seals basking in the sunshine. They even found a rare Sea Otter, as well of lots of other marine wildlife including Bald Eagles.
An action packed day!