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Our guests today were treated to a truly West Coast experience; overcast skies with patches of cheeky blue peeking through and banks of fog rolling across the water in dense patches.

Foggy with a chance of whales.

 

Though visibility was foggy at the start of the journey that didn’t stop our determined Captains from navigating their way to East Sooke Regional Park where they were greeted with a lone Humpback Whale cruising the coastline and sunshine break through the clouds.

Fin-ally! Photo taken with zoom lens by Captain Yves and heavily cropped.

Being able to spend time with such a wonderfully large animal is always special made even more spectacular when they show their impressively large tails. As they placidly proceed to deep dive it feels like a wave ‘hello’ to our guests.

Local Hang. Photo take by Captain Yves with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

 

On our journey back from the Humpback we hugged the coastline and stopped at one of our favourite places – Race Rocks. As you can see, we are not the only ones who enjoy this beautiful ecological reserve. California and Stellar Sea Lions frequent the area using the weather beaten rocks as a place to rest their weary heads.

We spotted our favourite Sea Otter nestled in Kelp close to Race Rocks before we headed home to Victoria, a day well spent!

Harry Otter relaxing in the Kelp! Photo taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens & heavily cropped.
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