September 11th - Humpbacks around Bowen Island!
On this day, Cascadia set off from the docks in the afternoon to bring our customers out for another exciting day of whale watching! We crossed the Straight of Georgia and headed towards Howe Sound and Vancouver. As we approached Bowen Island we could see some blows in the distance, a humpback was spotted!
Adult humpbacks can have a blow that reaches 12 ft in height, so while their dorsal fin is quite small, their blows are hard to miss! The waters were flat calm which makes keeping an eye on the whale much easier in these conditions, but with the humpback engaging in some long dives we had to make sure to keep scanning because you never know where the humpback will surface again.
We had contact with two humpbacks here, one was identified as “Graze”, a BCY humpback with a primarily black fluke with some unique white markings and rake marks too. We followed the humpbacks travelling west as they slowly milled around.
On our way home we were lucky to see 4 harbour porpoises swimming alongside our vessel, just off of Gabriola Reefs where some noisy Steller Sea Lions haul out on the buoy.
The weather may be cooling down but our sightings are still heating up! Lots of whales are in our seas still, book your trip before the seasons up!