July 24th - Three pods of killer whales traveling together
Orcas, orcas, and guess what? More orcas! (and a few camera hogging seagulls) But we aren't complaining, we are so excited to have the chance to see three different pods of orcas coming together in the Salish Sea. Our guests travelled through the Southern Gulf Islands all the way into the San Juan Islands where we caught up with the transients just north of Gull Rock in the morning and around Turn Point in the afternoon. But first, we took a quick break to see the harbour seals on their rock.
With a collection of tail slaps, breaching, and fluke waves, our guests enjoyed the active orcas putting on a show. The white underside of the fluke is a lovely centrepiece against the bright blue waters!
We enjoyed three pods of orcas, the T99's, T37's, and T36's. All three pods are fronted by their respective mothers, with T36 around 48 years old, T37 is 39 years old, and T99 is 34 years old. Some female orcas have been known to live up to 80-90 years!
The seagulls got a little jealous of all the attention and had to find a way to sneak into our camera shots, just take a look at the little goofy birds below.
Our tours are departing daily at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm, give us a call or book online so you too can have a WHALE of a time! ;) hehe...okay I'll stop, but you should check out more awesome photos below!