May 7th - Orcas Found Near Wallace Island
Our day started with a report of orcas heading through Active pass, between Mayne and Galiano islands. After leaving Nanaimo harbour, we made our way south down Trincomali channel, and it turned out the whales were headed toward us!
We found the T101 family near Wallace island in Trincomali channel, just finishing up some hunting! Next, we followed along as mom and her three boys travelled north up the channel.
Trincomali Channel is named for the ship "HMS Trincomalee" a sailing frigate which was assigned to the Royal Navy's Pacific Station near Victoria in the 19th Century. She is now restored as a museum ship in Hartlepool, England. The channel and its surroundings are as beautiful today as ever, and we admired bald eagles perched high up on the nearby conifers, and the cormorant rookeries on the rocky cliffs as we headed home.
Want to experience whales and other wildlife with us? Join our next tour! We depart daily from Nanaimo harbour. Book online or give us a call at 1-250-667-5177. Looking forward to having you onboard!