September 1st - Whales up North!
On the morning of September 1st, we got a report of Transient Killer Whales up by Snake Island. We found the T10’s north of snake island! The T10’s consist of Langara (T10) and her son Bones (T10C). Langara was born in 1964, making her 55 years old. Her son was born in 1999, making him 20 years old. After we viewed them for about an hour, we found 2 humpbacks right near them too. Right by Snake Island we found KEZ0001 “Jackson” and MMX0120 “Ocean”/KEX0023 “Mammoth”. Jackson and Ocean were quite active as we saw lots of flukes by them.
In the afternoon, we headed out North again in search of whales. Captain Rodrigo was able to spot Jackson once again, just north east of Lantzville. Jackson was travelling alone this time, going for long dives. We were able to find two more humpbacks just west of Sechelt. We were able to identify one of these humpbacks as BCy0324 “Beak”, while we were unable to identify the other one. The guests were lucky enough to see Beak breach! We found 5 more humpbacks spread apart from each other just west of Roberts Creek. We were able to identify one of them as Divot, while the other 4 humpbacks identities are still unknown.
Check out below for some of the pictures Ryan took:
If you’d like an opportunity to see Transient Orcas or Humpback whales in the wild, join us on our next tour!
We have daily tours at 10:30 and 3:30 right now on our open vessel. You can book online through our website, or by calling our office at 1-250-667-5177 and our office staff would be more than happy to help you book a tour or answer any questions you may have.
*all photos are taken with a telescopic lens and cropped for detail. We maintain the required viewing distance of 200m with our orcas and 100m with our humpbacks.