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: 06/Jul/15

Report by: Melina Hoodle

From: Grand Forks, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Most importantly, we set out to search for whales and had the most spectacular luck of finding six humpback whales all together in a gorgeous section of water. We were even fortunate to see a baby humpback whale with her mother! After watching the sea lions play with the whales, we travelled over to an incredible rock point to see a few male sea lions getting their tans while their large harem laid around. We had a wonderful lunch and then went out to search for orca whales. Although we didnt see any, we felt very happy with our day on the ocean! This was our first boat ride (excluding the ferry) ever on the ocean! Oh, and I cant forget the little sea otter who was just chillin out on his back and allowed us to circle around him while he continued to hang out! Additional Comments: Thanks Mackay Whale Watching for an amazing day!

Date: 05/Jul/15

Report by: Carolyn

From: Oro-Medonte, Ontario


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) 6 orcas (transients), in the vicinity of a minke whale, which we didnt see. 2 humpback whales, although there had been sightings of a 3rd. Bald eagle nest with a young one, parents and siblings. 2 more orca (transients), dolphins. Additional Comments: Great commentary/crew. Yummy food. Calm seas. It doesnt get any better.

Date: 04/Jul/15

Report by: Kelly Yarbrough

From: Driggs, Idaho


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions Additional Comments: Very nice people working on the boat  great food  delicious desserts  amazing whale encounters and Amber is my favourite.

Date: 02/Jul/15

Report by: John Beck

From: Peachland, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Wonderful time with good company  time well spent  wild life was plentiful  humpback whales, eagles, sea lions. Good lunch; interesting company. Additional Comments: Thank you for a great day!

Date: 22/Jun/15

Report by: Laura Budd

From: Red Deer, AB


Trip Highlights: Dall's porpoises - we understand they are usually shy, but today they surfaced over and over near the boat! Got excellent pictures of porpoises, humpback whales, eagles, seals and totem poles. Soup & buns were great - best of all wonderful squares! Additional Comments: Our visit was awesome - beautiful day, nice boat and great host and hostesses. Keep up the great job!

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