Today was yet another day of multiple mammal sightings! We started our tour with three Humpback Whales, then headed to a small pod of Transient Killer Whales. We finished up with a short stop at the picturesque Race Rock Ecological Reserve to see hundreds of Sea Lions.
The three Humpbacks were sighted close together, but were clearly travelling as a pair and a single. They were taking some deep dives, but luckily for our passengers there were some beautiful tail flukes on the way down.
The next stop was a group of three Transient Killer Whales. The group was made up of two older males (which appeared to be T-10 & T-11) and a smaller juvenile whale. They were displaying hunting behaviour and while the guests didn’t witness a kill, they did see a few seals quickly jump off the nearby rocks into the water.
On the way back to the Harbour, both boats dropped in to see the masses of California and Stellar Sea Lions at Race Rocks. Although very smelly, these huge pinnipeds impressed our guests, swimming around in the water and calling loudly to each other across the rocks.
Over the last two days we have seen Transient and Resident Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Porpoise, Sea Lions, Seals and a Minke Whale! It all goes to show that Victoria is the place to be when it comes to whale watching!