September 6th - A beautiful trip to Howe Sound to see the T036s!

Howe sound is one of the prettiest places to go whale watching with its impressive shorelines and beautiful emerald green waters. This was indeed the case when we crossed the Strait of Georgia and into the Sound where the T036s were travelling.

In the morning this pod put on quite the show when they started hunting seals off of the rocks, using their speed to create a wave and knock the seals into the water. They made a few runs at them before leaving and sharing their spoils amongst themselves. It was quite the sight to see!

After leaving these whales one of our boats came across a group of humpbacks just at the mouth of howe sound where the three of them were being very lazy at the surface, until a young one started cartwheeling! after the excitement died down we left those behind as well and headed back into the harbour.

In the afternoon we headed back over to howe sound where the pod of orca had travelled all the way to the northern end of the sound! Up there they travelled along the shoreline until they met with a whole bunch of kite surfers as well as the end of the channel and had to turn around.

It was a beautiful end to the tour as we left the orca swimming through the green waters and headed home. The best pictures from the day are posted below so check them out!

The T36s surfacing together with the sunlight catching their blows! Photo by Rebecca Pirker.

The T36s surfacing together with the sunlight catching their blows! Photo by Rebecca Pirker.

T036B2 “Greenfelder” and their younger sister T036B3 surfacing together. Photo by Rebecca Pirker.

T036B2 “Greenfelder” and their younger sister T036B3 surfacing together. Photo by Rebecca Pirker.

Another family photo from the morning! This is, from right to left, T036B “Tattertip”, T036B3, and T036B1 “Bhotia”. Photo by Rebecca Pirker.

Another family photo from the morning! This is, from right to left, T036B “Tattertip”, T036B3, and T036B1 “Bhotia”. Photo by Rebecca Pirker.

T036B “Tattertip” and her one year old daughter T036B3 surfacing together. Check out that water tension! Photo by Val Watson.

T036B “Tattertip” and her one year old daughter T036B3 surfacing together. Check out that water tension! Photo by Val Watson.

Some very scared seals keeping an eye on the orca attackers! Photo by Val Watson.

Some very scared seals keeping an eye on the orca attackers! Photo by Val Watson.

T036B1 “Bhotia” making another run at the seals haul out. Photo by Val Watson.

T036B1 “Bhotia” making another run at the seals haul out. Photo by Val Watson.

The survivors of the attacks piled onto the safer rocks together. Photo by Val Watson.

The survivors of the attacks piled onto the safer rocks together. Photo by Val Watson.

Triple humpback dives! Photo by Val Watson.

Triple humpback dives! Photo by Val Watson.

T036B2 “Greenfelder”, T036B “Tattertip”, and T036B3 surfacing together further into Howe Sound in the afternoon trip. Quite the difference in the colour of the water! Photo by Val Watson.

T036B2 “Greenfelder”, T036B “Tattertip”, and T036B3 surfacing together further into Howe Sound in the afternoon trip. Quite the difference in the colour of the water! Photo by Val Watson.

Greenfelder and Tattertip surfacing together. Photo by Val Watson.

Greenfelder and Tattertip surfacing together. Photo by Val Watson.

T036B1 “Bhotia” (front) and T036 “Flapjack” (back) together. Photo by Val Watson.

T036B1 “Bhotia” (front) and T036 “Flapjack” (back) together. Photo by Val Watson.

Little T036B3 surfacing with her mom! Photo by Val Watson.

Little T036B3 surfacing with her mom! Photo by Val Watson.

If you’re interested in booking a trip with us you can give us a call at 1-250-667-5177 or book online though our website for your chance at seeing all these amazing animals!

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