Starting our first tour of the day, the clouds were hanging low and the cold breeze made autumn noticeable.
This morning, we journeyed west onto the Juan de Fuca Strait, heading towards Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Constantly scanning the area for blows and fins, we got lucky after about an hour of our tour and spotted a spout of a Humpback Whale, south-west of Race Rocks.
We spent a while watching this giant animal lifting part of its body out of the water when surfacing. The cloudy sky created a magical atmosphere on the Salish Sea. Just before taking a deep dive into the ocean and leaving us behind, the Humpback Whale lifted out its tail and showcased its large tail flukes.
Rounding up our morning trip, we traveled closer to the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, where we encountered a huge colony of Sea Lions – a colorful mix of California and Steller Sea lions.
Later on in the day, we spent a lovely afternoon on the catered charter with the company Connor Clarke & Lunn. Again, we left onto the Juan de Fuca Strait, continuing our whale search.
Besides enjoying some quality time, our excited guests were lucky to encounter some amazing sightings. Our first stop was the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to watch barking California and Steller Sea Lions, as well as adorable Harbour Seals.
After waving good-bye to these cute Harbour Seals, we headed South towards Washington. Our search for whales paid off at Border Bank, where we encountered Transient Killer Whales, more precisely the T18’s family.
After enjoying the magical moments in the presence of the Killer Whales, we traveled back home looking into a beautiful sunset. What a great day!
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