June 28th - T124As Near Vancouver

The whales decided to travel to the waters just off Vancouver, so off we went across the Strait of Georgia to catch up with them! After an exciting crossing, we visited with the T124A family while they travelled west toward Howe Sound.

The T124A pod is a family of six individuals spanning three generations of whales! The 34 year old matriarch, T124A travels with four of her offspring, and her grandchild T124A2A who is just five years old.

 Two transient (Bigg's) orca surfacing in Vancouver waters. Photo by Alanna Vivani

Two transient (Bigg's) orca surfacing in Vancouver waters. Photo by Alanna Vivani

 Heading west from Vancouver toward Howe Sound. Photo by Alanna Vivani

Heading west from Vancouver toward Howe Sound. Photo by Alanna Vivani

 Returning to the deep open waters of the Strait of Georgia. Photo by Alanna Vivani

Returning to the deep open waters of the Strait of Georgia. Photo by Alanna Vivani

 We passed by a handful of sleepy Steller sea lions after leaving the whales. Photo by Alanna Vivani

We passed by a handful of sleepy Steller sea lions after leaving the whales. Photo by Alanna Vivani

After watching the T124A family for an hour, we passed by a buoy loaded with sleepy Steller sea lions before heading back to our dock in Nanaimo.

Want to see whales and other marine life in the wild? Join our next tour! We offer whale watching daily at 10:30am and 3:30pm.

Hope to see you on the water!

 

Jilann LechnerComment