An amazing encounter with Northern Resident Orcas and Humpback Whales!


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Our blog from September 29th, 2016

Our sightings: Northern Resident Orcas, Humpback Whales, Dall’s Porpoise, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets, Common Murres, Ancient Murrelets, Sooty Shearwaters, White-winged Scoters, Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfishers and Gulls!

The afternoon tour was a fantastic surprise for everyone when an orca fin was sighted in the distance and so it was after hearing orca vocals via our hydrophone that we also got to see them. From their vocals (pinging sounds) we believe that it was G-Clan orcas, possibly I31s (the vocals that we heard) and our viewing was of some of the A34s who were spread out and foraging over a wide area.

Humpback Whales were also seen along with so much else and touring through the Plumper Islands was simply divine! It was an incredible afternoon, the weather was exquisite and the photo’s posted of the orcas show only a glimpse of what we all so enjoyed. Unbelievable and wondrous!

Photo credits: Hayley Shephard. Photo’s were cropped and taken with a telephoto lens.

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