Aug 17th- Orcas celebration in the strait of Georgia!
Once again, our morning trip was wildly different than our afternoon trip! In the morning we headed south through Dodd's Narrows and out into the straight through Porlier Pass, where we found 9 jubilant transient orcas!
These orcas were incredibly active, milling as they showed off their tail slaps, rolls, breaches, headstands! While we cannot be positive why they were so celebratory, we suspect that it was because one of the males, T46D, had just returned from spending 2 days traveling solo.
In the afternoon, we visited the same whales, however by this time they had already crossed the straight of Georgia, and were headed North, FAST. While we were mesmerized by them they never slowed, and we were traveling at about 8 knots in an effort to keep up with them.
Just before we left these animals, they turned abruptly into Howe sound, and continued on their way.
Check out the video below (courtesy of one of our boat captains - Mike Campbell) of the orcas surfacing as well as many more incredible shots from the days trips! Don't forget to book your whale watching trip with us before the season is up, we can't wait to have you on board!