May 23rd - Two Humpbacks in the Strait of Georgia
We had an awesome day on the water visiting with two humpback whales in the Strait of Georgia near East Point, plus we got to see other wildlife along the way!
Once rare in BC waters, humpback whales are quickly becoming a regular sight on our whale watching tours, and that's wonderful news! Humpback whales were hunted to the brink of extinction in the early to mid 1900s, but have made an incredible comeback since the moratorium on whaling. In 2006 North Pacific humpback whale numbers were estimated at 18,000 individuals, and this number has definitely been growing since then. In fact, almost half of the humpback whales we see on our whale watching tours have never been documented before!
Here are some photos of two humpback whales BCX1193 "Trinity/Zig-Zag" and BCZ0298 "Split Fin".
After parting ways with these beautiful giants, we cruised north and snapped a few photos of a majestic tall ship in the distance, with the volcanically-active Mount Baker as a stunning backdrop.
Finally, we popped in on some harbour seals at their haulout, because who can resist those adorable faces!
Thanks to those who joined our whale watching trip, it's been a thrilling season on the water so far! Book online or give us a call to reserve your whale watching adventure with us!