August 24th - Humpback Whales Galore!
On the 24th of August we left the harbour heading towards a report of a couple of humpbacks that were travelling trough the Strait of Georgia together. One of our boats made it there while the other was stopped just outside Porlier Pass by a group of 5 humpbacks!
They stuck with this group of animals for the morning trip while the other boat got their own amazing experience. They found the mother-calf pair of humpbacks who were very curious and seemed to be checking out us as much as we were watching them! The calf, Scuba, was also being very playful and doing a bunch of tail lobs and spy hops. After spending some time with this pair we saw more blows in the distance and headed towards those. It was two more humpbacks, Orion and Anvil. These two whales also came to get a better look at us before making their way off into the distance again. What an amazing trip!
In the afternoon they also found a large group of humpbacks, with some being the same as the morning trips! They had split into a few more groups but were still having a good time in the Strait feeding and travelling.
In total there were nine humpbacks seen by our boats over the course of the day: BCX1057 “Divot”, BCX1193 “Zigzag”, Zigzags calf Scuba, BCY00057 “Niagra”, BCY0324 “Big Momma”, BCZ-CS513 “Anvil”, BCX1251 “Orion”, MMZ0004 “Zephyr”, and her new calf!
There were lots of great photos taken during the day which you can see below!