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: 19/Jul/17

Report by: Morika & Florian

From: Germany


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Nice boat, great crew, very good soup. Saw several humpback whales, bald headed eagles, sea otters and sea lions. The landscape was very beautiful. Additional Comments: Thanks for the great trip!

Date: 18/Jul/17

Report by: Rhian Neslany

From: Manchester, UK


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Seven humpbacks, including a mother and her calf. We saw countless sea lions and bald eagles and their nest. The whole trip was amazing with a lot of great information from the very knowledgeable Captain Bill and the fantastic Marieke. Additional Comments: Absolutely loved it all. Were at the beginning of our Canadian trip and I already know this will be a highlight hard to beat!

Date: 17/Jul/17

Report by: Jonas, Anna, Edvin (11 yrs.) and Klara (9 yrs.)

From: Sweden


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) We went almost the whole way to the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. We started off by watching numerous sea lions and an eagles nest up in a tree with eaglets. Then we went further on and stopped for a tasty lunch watching a couple of sea otters laying on their backs, feet up. A very nice lunch restaurant with a great ocean view! Along the way we saw approximately 7 humpback whales showing their tails. Additional Comments: Unfortunately no orcas in sight but very nice weather and a calm sea with beautiful humpbacks! Our children got surprised about their great size and we all enjoyed watching them so closely! Very nice crew who gave us interesting information along the way. We would like to do this trip again!

Date: 16/Jul/17

Report by: Rene & Eleni

From: The Netherlands


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Weynton Passage, Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone Strait. We saw a lot (at least 6) humpback whales, seals, four sea lions, sea otter, eagles and Dalls porpoises. If that wasnt enough, at the last moment we went to see five orcas! Additional Comments: This trip was so nice, we would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting north Vancouver Island! Bill and Donna, thank you very much for this beautiful day.

Date: 15/Jul/17

Report by: Elaine McDonald & Christine

From: Montreal, Que. & Calgary, AB


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Queen Charlotte Strait  We saw an eagles nest with 3 eaglets!! Wow! We saw a couple of humpbacks swimming along  Wow! Wow! We were greatly content to watch about 100 white-sided dolphins chase and race our boats wake  1,000 pictures later and they were still swimming with us  Wow! Wow! We got to see Backsplash the humpback whale make 3 or 4 bubble nets!!! And Backsplash showed us her BIG mouth as she came up through the bubbles!! Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Additional Comments: Oh yeah, and there was a lone black bear meandering along the shore minding his own business. Did I mention we saw a HUMPBACK WHALE make a bubble net!?!! What an amazing day!! Thank you so much Bill and Marieke!!

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