September 6th - Holy Moly, THREE Pods of Orca in the morning and an HB in the afternoon!

Cascadia set out at 10:30am towards reports of orca in the Strait of Georgia and were not disappointed when they arrived on scene. Two family pods, a total of 7 whales (T101's and T77's), were traveling south together! Our guests spent time watching these two pods interact before starting their journey back to the dock. They were almost home when, low and behold, more orca were discovered! Near Dodd Narrows the T10's were discovered and our boat stayed with them almost all the way back to the dock in Nanaimo. 

 Stumbled upon T10C on the way home! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Stumbled upon T10C on the way home! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Our afternoon departure set out but unfortunately were unable to relocate those whales that were near Nanaimo and by then the other pods had traveled too far. Luckily, our area is experiencing a 'humpback comeback', and we have a growing population of humpback whales in our waters. In the late afternoon, near Gabriola Reef, a blow was spotted - a humpback whale! Humpback whale BCX1251 "Orion" showed off its fluke for our passengers in beautiful calm conditions. Here are some of the best photos from our crew that day.

 FLUUUUKEE! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

FLUUUUKEE! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 The dark gray back of a humpback whale can be spotted from miles away in conditions such as this! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

The dark gray back of a humpback whale can be spotted from miles away in conditions such as this! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Humpback whale BCX1251 "Orion" going down for a dive. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Humpback whale BCX1251 "Orion" going down for a dive. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Two pods of orcas traveling together. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Two pods of orcas traveling together. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Male killer whales dorsal fins can get up to 6 ft tall! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Male killer whales dorsal fins can get up to 6 ft tall! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Tall black sails in front of a sailboat! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Tall black sails in front of a sailboat! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 The T10's. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

The T10's. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

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