A beautiful breezy day on the water!
Our morning tours had a great day on the water with hundreds of Harbour Porpoises. Harbour Porpoises are shy and often disappear as quickly as they appear. Passengers were lucky to see so many all around the boat!
Harbour Porpoises are the smallest cetaceans that we see on our tours, at only six feet long. Harbour Porpoises are special because they are one of the seven species of true porpoises that exist worldwide. Another true porpoise is the nearly-extinct Vaquita.
Morning passengers were also treated to some Harbour Seals and Sea Lions sunning themselves at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve.
The highlight of the afternoon tour was a Humpback Whale named ‘Split Fin’. Humpback whales are identifiable by the patterns on the underside of their tails. The black and white on a Humpback’s tail flukes are as unique as a fingerprint.
‘Split Fin’ would surface for 4-5 breaths before diving for about 10 minutes. Before each dive ‘Split Fin’ would raise their tail and show their flukes, a common behaviour for Humpback Whales. What a great day on the water!