Transients & Humpbacks

SV Tuan set out to the east this morning and after a little while was viewing the T18 group of transient Killer whales as they made their way to the west. We followed them through the straits and channels up into Blackfish Sound where they had a bite to eat. We suspect their meal was a Harbor seal as afterwards we were able to look at some of the remains as they floated by. We left the transient Orcas to their ways and headed north to find some Humpbacks. MV Cetacea was out and about and traded places with us. The 2 Humpback whales were having a grand time not doing a whole lot. The young calf rolled around on the surface showing us its tail, and pectoral fins and the mother whale even breached twice off in the distance. It was a wonderful encounter. With moderate winds blowing the Tuan set sail and sailed about for a while before taking the starboard tack home. Another highlight of the day was a family of 5 River Otters playing on the dock right before departure.

River Otters
River Otters

Humpback Pectoral Fin and Half a Tail Fluke
HB Tail fluke and Pec

T18
T18