May 18th - T86As off Thrasher Rock

Our captain James found whales for us just off Gabriola island at Thrasher rock! We departed from our Nanaimo dock and headed south to find the T86A family, including the 31 year old matriarch “Eider”, and her two offspring 18 year old “Nahanni” and 8 year old “Tyndall”.

After watching the T86A group explore the underwater reefs, we made our way to Entrance island and were lucky enough to witness hundreds of the largest sea lion on earth, the Stellers!

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May 17th - Transient Orcas off Gabriola Island

We had an exciting encounter with the T49A family, less than 30 minutes from Nanaimo! Since orcas don’t follow a daily schedule, we never know what kinds of behaviours we are going to witness out there. We were thrilled to watch this family show us some variety including tail slaps, syphops (when a whale surfaces vertically), and even some breaches!

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May 11th - T123's & T86A's off Thetis Island!

Today was a beautifully calm day on the waters off of Nanaimo. We started the day off with reports of Killer Whales at Snake Island, just at the entrance to the Strait of Georgia off of Nanaimo. One of our open vessels, Cascadia, left the dock to search around the island in hopes of finding the orcas, and not too long after we heard they had travelled south towards Ladysmith!

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