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: 28/Jul/14

Report by: Geoff

From: Cambridge, UK


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) A misty start, traveling to Hidden Cove to pick up guests. Orcas seen almost at once after Hidden Cove  emerging from the mist. Different orca groups came and went. Mist finally cleared by 12:00. Picked up 2 more groups of orcas after lunch  one quite large. Headed off to see humpbacks  a few. Bald eagles seen with nest in a tree. Various porpoises  Dalls and others. Some group members saw sea lions in the distance. Interesting group  Germans, Dutch, UK and Canadians. Additional Comments: Captain Bill is extremely knowledgeable and good to listen to. Good cake. Lunch was great too. Glorious sunshine once mist cleared.

Date: 27/Jul/14

Report by: Frank Thomsen

From: Germany


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Killer whales (I15s and A36s), Dalls porpoises, Steller sea lions playing in the kelp, harbour seals and humpback whales (up close!). Additional Comments: Great day on the water! Super crew and weather, lots of marine life! Good to be back!

Date: 26/Jul/14

Report by: Mrs. M. v. Duin

From: The Netherlands


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Nice introduction by the captain! 4 deer ashore on the beach; seals, just regular harbour seals on the rocks, 4 bald eagles in the trees. We saw so many (over 40) orcas. My husband saw A46, residents and transients which was cool. Also saw humpback whales. Additional Comments: We had fun (plezier)! We taught Janny two famous Dutch words: bruinvis (porpoise) and bultrug (humpback whale) From, Kool and the gang!

Date: 24/Jul/14

Report by: Patti Wilder

From: New Westminster, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) We luckily came across the I15 pod of killer whales, who were very busy foraging most of the morning. Very close to them was the A42 pod, or so I thought. We later stumbled upon a small pod of 3 individuals. After both orca and humans were fed and watered, we then enjoyed a few spyhops, roll-overs and a little bit of play. Two humpbacks were also spotted on the way home. They moved on quite quickly. Food was definitely the top priority of the day for all sea-life. On that note, I had 2 pieces of dessert (shhh). Additional Comments: Overall a good day and no rain. Cheers to Bill & Crew!

Date: 23/Jul/14

Report by: Cristyn Ashley

From: Wales, UK


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Orcas, humpback whales, Dalls porpoises, harbour porpoise and a black bear!!!! Career advice!! Had a great day  thanks a lot. Additional Comments: Great team, yummy food.

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