June 13th - T49A's in the Belle Chain Inlets, Humpbacks in the Strait!
Today we found orcas and humpbacks! It was a super exciting day visiting Nan (T49A), Noah (T49A1), Nat (T49A3), T49A4, and Judy (T49A2). Unfortunately we did not get a clear fluke (tail) shot today, but we are fairly confident that we also visited Zig-Zag (BCX1193) and her new calf!
It is always great to see new moms in the whale families! Our humpback population is just starting to come back now after our long history of whaling. Humpbacks used to be rare to see on our coastline after whaling in the 50’s and 60’s pushed them to near extinction. These beautiful giants have started to pop up more frequently again in the last decade. Hopefully we will continue to see their numbers climb as their populations thrive!
We also had the experience of watching Bald Eagles and Harbour Seals on the water today! We saw a number of Bald eagles, both adults and juveniles, hanging out on a small island enjoying lunch, while Harbour Seals cooled off in the water.
One curious Harbour Seal decided to come a little closer than the rest to say hi!
Want your own opportunity to see the whales, seals and eagles? Come join us on a tour! You can book with us by calling (250) 667-5177 or you can book online. Hope to see you on the water!