Whale Watching Reports

Daily Whale Watching Notes

Each day we request one of our guests to fill out the daily Whale Watching Report. You could be next.

Here's a listing of our reports from the current season.

Date: 23/Sep/17

Report by: The Mackay family

From: Port McNeill, BC

 

Our whale watching season is now sadly over, but you can follow our fall/winter/spring adventures on Facebook. Thank you to all who came out on one of our trips! We hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we enjoyed taking you into our "back yard"!

Date: 22/Sep/17

Report by: IGA Staff

From: Port McNeill, BC

 

Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Humpbacks  lots (22), sea lions, sea otter, lots of fast dolphins, herring bubbling up, seine boat pulling a set, lots of birds. Additional Comments: Captain Bill & Marieke were the best!! Yummy soup! Everything was awesome!!

Date: 16/Sep/17

Report by: Linden Taylor (age 6)

From: Black Creek, BC

 

Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) It was a wonderful day on the water. A bit of cloud to begin the tour, but the sun came out before long. We saw transient and resident orcas as well as giant humpbacks turning and lunge feeding! Sea lions, Dalls porpoises and Pacific white-sided dolphins were nice to see! Additional Comments: Bill and Marieke were awesome! Captain Bill was very funny!

Date: 15/Sep/17

Report by: Captain Bill

From: Naiad Explorer, Port McNeill, BC

 

What a great day on the ocean! Orcas seemed to be scattered in many different locations, but the pods we did spend time with were the A34's and the B's! I haven't seen the B's in about 7 years! I am happy to report that the male B13, is still with the group, and his dorsal fin is completely collapsed. In addition, we saw about 14 humpback whales, many sea lions, 2 minke whales, and to top it off at the end of the day, a black bear on the beach! We can really start to feel Fall in the air; remember to dress warmly when you come out with us! The inside of the boat is heated, but it's cool outside!

Date: 13/Sep/17

Report by: Maureen, Barby & Nancy

From: Qualicum Beach, BC

 

Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Minke whale  Alert Bay; humpbacks everywhere. Then the orcas arrived. What an amazing sight. The weather was perfect  once the fog lifted, there they were. Additional Comments: This was the best day ever. Captain Bill and Marieke are so knowledgeable and fun. We heard them, saw them and loved it. Lunch and dessert was a bonus.
 

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