Incredible Whale Breach!
Breaching Humpback Whale. Photo by our lucky guest Frances Clear, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped

Morning Tour

This day was just incredible! The morning started off  beautifully sunny in the city of Victoria, however, as we often find the conditions on the water can differ. It was a little foggy but with the tenacity of all on board we headed East and then up the Haro Strait. Around Beaumont Shoals area we were lucky enough to come across two Humpback whales. They were gracefully surfacing at the same time and gave everyone beautiful views of their dorsal sides. The fog even added a certain mystical effect to the experience and the more time we spent with the whales the better the weather got. It was definitely worth the persistence and the Humpbacks whales were a treat to see!

Surfacing Humpback whales
Surfacing Humpback whales. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped

Afternoon Tour

We left the dock hoping to build on out successful and we were definitely not disappointed. We headed to the South and soon came across a Humpback whale. It appeared to be a little lazy on this afternoon, taking its time to surface slowly and really was in no hurry. At one point it took a long deep dive and popped up close to the boat. It then submerged once more but this time when it came back to the surface it shot completely out of the water! It took everyone by surprise and was a magnificent sight to see. It is rare to see a Humpback whale completely out of the water but today was one of those special days. You could see all the detailing on its body: it’s throat grooves, the tubercles, and all the barnacles that peppered its body. The experience only lasted a moment but it is something everyone on board will remember forever.

Breaching Humpback Whale
Breaching Humpback Whale. Photo by our lucky guest S. Watson, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped

 

As if we hadn’t had enough magical moments for the day, we came across Killer Whales on the way back home! A day when the stars aligned.

Killer Whale
A Killer Whale. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped

 

 

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