NOV 18 2014 – Today Captain Ian headed East. He passed Trial Island, the Chain Islands and Chatham & Discovery Islands where he and his passengers saw lots of cute Harbour Seals lounging on the rocks close to shore. They also spotted two Bald Eagles on their adventure. Before long though Ian came across two friendly Humpback Whales in Haro Strait. These huge animals are here for food. They migrate down the coast every year to Hawaii where they spend the Winter months either “wooing” the ladies or giving birth to their young. But they regularly stop off at the “Vancouver Island Cafe” for some fish before heading south as there is not alot of food in the warm, safe, breeding grounds in Hawaii . We are so lucky to see so many of these animals so close to Victoria every Fall!
After a great view with these two Humpback Whales, Ian headed North and caught up with a loan male Transient Killer Whales, AKA, T103. T103 was born in 1967 and is regularly seen travelling, hunting & feeding on his own. He feeds on the cute critters you see in the picture above.
The trip was a huge success, the rain stayed away and the water was pretty relaxed. If you would like to see some photos or video footage of this trip or any other trip we have had lately then check out our Social Media pages!