August 23rd - A lunch with the T101's
Today we crossed the strait of Georgia to the mouth of the Burrard Inlet, where we met up with the T101's and T102. Three males and one female make up this pod, and two of the males, Reef and Rush are sons of the female, born in 1993 and 1997 respectively. It is also thought that T102, or "Beardslee" as he is also called, is the first born son of the T101 female. The female mother was born in 1973 and Beardslee was born in 1984, so this is quite plausible.
These guys were primarily travelling, right until the latter half of our visit. This is when a seal hunt began. After they caught the seal, they celebrated with tail slaps and cartwheels. One large male even wore the intestines of the seal on his dorsal fin, like a badge of honour!
In the afternoon we visited the same whales, but by this time they had travelled all the to Tsawwassen, very close to the ferry terminal.
Our guests loved seeing these huge dorsal fins and we had perfect conditions for viewing! We are still running daily tours at 10:30 and 3:30, so book a seat if you want to see some incredible wildlife!