Seal lounging around Race Rocks
Seal lounging around Race Rocks

July 5, 2016 – We had another great day Whale Watching out on the Salish Sea. Our boats, driven by Captains Dave and Ian, and Skippers Mark and Barry, all departed Victoria’s Inner Harbour accompanied by excited passengers on-board. Many of them had never seen whales before so they were pretty eager. They headed West towards Sooke and came across some humpback whales. At one point there were six of them surrounding the boats! They treated everyone to some views of their pectoral fins, tails and of course their knobbly backs. There was even a calf with his mother who was showing off by swimming on his back  and splashing the water with his pectoral fins.

They also visited Race Rocks, a popular location that is home to other marine wildlife such as seals, sea lions, elephant seals and many different species of birds. It is the southernmost tip of Canada on the West Coast and also holds a lot of historical importance. A lighthouse was built there in the 1850’s to warn ships of the treacherous rocks, where many sailing ships were wrecked.

It was another great day for whale watching, a bit windy but that didn’t stop anyone from having a great time!

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