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: 25/Aug/14

Report by: Jacqui Golsby

From: Vancouver, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Watching Pacific white-sided dolphins harass orcas; witnessing the humpback named Inukshuk, one of the now 40 humpback whales in the area! Huge breach by Inukshuk! Watching the A30 pod of orcas surfing the bow wake of a fish packing boat, being true to their dolphin nature. Listening to Captain Bill and first mate Leah giving us deeper insight into the area and its inhabitants. Additional Comments: Delicious pink salmon chowder! Calm water; learning about Seymour the seal and his kayak encounter! Sea lions, common murres, Dalls porpoise, bald eagle, Cassins auklets, fork-tailed storm petrels. A beautiful, calm day on the water!

Date: 24/Aug/14

Report by: Tayler Luck

From: Nanaimo, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Incredible scenery to be seen; with Mackays we saw everything I hoped to see, breaching orcas, dolphins, a diving humpback whale. My first time with Mackays and my partners 10th time and I quickly realized why. With the witty staff and good food they provide, I definitely enjoyed every minute of it!! Additional Comments: Keep up the good hard work, it goes a long way and is definitely noticed.

Date: 23/Aug/14

Report by: Hannah Bragman

From: London, England


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) There was a little baby orca who was playing with a dolphin! It was breaching and flapping its tail. This was at Johnstone Strait. Also, our first whale was a humpback which was slapping its tail onto the water. It was very funny and the fog on the water made the perfect picture. This first sighting was at Weynton. Additional Comments: The soup world record was broken today by Sam eating 11 bowls! The staff have been really fun and friendly. The best whale watching tour ever!

Date: 22/Aug/14

Report by: Ann, Stephen & Marcus

From: Emeryville, CA


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Orcas  seeing I15s and A30s; Humpback whales  great tail lobbing; maybe 30; Eagles  near their nest, first day on a branch for the baby; Sea lions  one on land and three in the water; Additional Comments: Beautiful day. Great tail slapping by a HB! And fun times. Great to see the orca that was freed from a net just yesterday, swimming along with its pod.

Date: 21/Aug/14

Report by: Stephanie Rose

From: Port McNeill, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) What a day! We saw the following pods of killer whales today off Round Island: I15s, I31s, A23 and A25. One of the I15s got tangled in a fishers net and thankfully we saw it freed. We also saw 3 humpback whales and A36s near Donegal. Beautiful day; started out foggy but cleared right up! Additional Comments: Best whale watching in the world! Thanks for the amazing day!

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