Fluke of a Humpback Whale
Fluke of a Humpback Whale

July 13, 2015 – This morning’s trip was quite an adventure! Marauder and two of our zodiacs headed out with the reports coming that all of our resident killer whale pods were moving quite quickly north towards Pender Island. The boats caught up with the whales on the West Side of Pender, and saw immediately how fast the whales were moving. They were porpoising so quickly that they were creating their own wake, and our boats could barely keep up with them!
For the afternoon, the resident killer whales had moved all the way past Vancouver! So our boats headed West instead to see what they could find. Not far off Race Rocks, they discovered a huge Humpback whale! It was a beautiful afternoon spent watching the chilled out whale and seeing its dark fluke rise up out of the water as it did several dives. On the way back, the boats stopped at Race Rocks and saw many Harbour Seals, a large male sea lion and even an Elephant Seal snoozing up on the rocks.
Another amazing day with our beautiful West Coast wildlife!

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