How many Humpbacks can there be?? Captain Bill, Jim Cosgrove & Christine Roper, (two of our top biologists) headed out on the Marauder IV this morning for a 3 hour tour with some very excited guests. Within 30 minutes of leaving Victoria’s Inner Harbour they were on scene with at least 7 Humpback Whales. Bill said you could see Humpback blows for miles. The Ocean was calm and although there was rain forecast, there was not a drop in sight! Our guests spent lots of time watching these huge animals blow close to the boat. Spectacular!!!
After at least an hour of Whale Watching they headed to Race Rocks and spotted a pair of beautiful Bald Eagles perched proudly on Helicopter Rock. These birds are monogamous (they mate for life) and our seen on almost every tour at this time of year. They also spent time with the noisy California and Steller Sea Lions who cover the rocks here every Fall to Spring.
This afternoon, Skipper John headed out on one of our high speed Zodiacs – StrongTide. He too amazed his passengers with over 6 Humpback Whales. He also made a visit to the bustling spot that is Race Rocks Lighthouse. The rain stayed away, the sun kept shining and the wildlife just kept showing up. What more could you want!