July 30th - Humpbacks off of Galiano, Orca at Active Pass!
On July 30th we adventured down the Strait to visit a humpback off of Galiano Island. We were lucky enough to see the whale breach once, as well as tail slap repeatedly! Humpbacks can reach 60 feet in length, so seeing these gentle giants propel themselves out of the ocean is absolutely stunning and terrific! Our eagle-eyed passengers also spotted blows both North and South of the Humpback we were observing, but unfortunately we never saw either whale surface.
Some lucky passengers got to witness an active hunt by the T65A’s near Active Pass. The harbour seals watched nervously as the voracious hunters began swimming ever closer to the rocks.
While one of the boats stopped to view harbour seals in Porlier Pass, they were lucky enough to see a battle between a bald eagle and two seagulls! The eagle may have come too close to their nest, causing them to become protective. They fought valiantly and eventually left the eagle sitting on top of one of the markers near the rocks. The eagle was very fluffed up and began calling as soon as the seagulls took off.