October 20th - SIX humpbacks, yes, 6!!! Zorro, Split Fluke, Slide, Yogi, Fallen Knight, and Storm in the Strait of Georgia!

Cascadia was delayed at the dock for an hour as we all waited patiently for the fog to clear. The difference from 10am to 12pm was like night and day! And then it was humpback whale mania over here in the Salish Sea!

Two groups of three humpback whales had been found around Halibut Bank and the north arm of the Fraser River. Humpback whales Zorro, Split Fluke, and Slide were all traveling together and showing off their flukes. Not too long after, humpback whale Yogi surprised us and swam right underneath the boat! Just beside Yogi were two more humpback whales, Fallen Knight, and Storm. What an incredible day on the water - completely spoiled with humpback whales!

Here are the best photos taken by marine naturalist Rodrigo Menezes on the tour.

 Such a handsome fella!

Such a handsome fella!

 humpback whale “Zorro”

humpback whale “Zorro”

 humpback whale “Split Fluke”

humpback whale “Split Fluke”

 Zorro showing off that unique fluke again

Zorro showing off that unique fluke again

 Close up of the scars

Close up of the scars

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 Two humps!

Two humps!

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 humpback whale “Slide”

humpback whale “Slide”

 It started to get pretty foggy out there!

It started to get pretty foggy out there!

 Tricky to watch whales in the middle of this fog!

Tricky to watch whales in the middle of this fog!

 Fluke in the fog - and a hump!

Fluke in the fog - and a hump!

 Yogi coming atcha!

Yogi coming atcha!

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 humpbacks “Storm” left, and “Fallen Knight” right

humpbacks “Storm” left, and “Fallen Knight” right

 humpback whale “Yogi”

humpback whale “Yogi”

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