Wildlife Variety

We had a great morning watching a group of 12 Killer Whales (A35's, A51's, & A43's) forage near Robson Bight. They were chasing salmon all over the place while vocalizing and echo-locating constantly. Once they had made their way into the Ecological Reserve we set out to find a Humpback Whale in Blackfish Sound. Our local Humpback population is constantly increasing and once we got a look at this animals tail were able to tell that this may be yet another new animal to the area. Minutes after finding the Humpback we heard that there was more Orcas just around the corner so off we went. It was a group of 5 Transient Orcas that we think may be the T46 group. They were carrying on to the east so after a while we set the sails and sailed home on the nice westerly breeze while enjoying high tea on the high seas. We also had Dall's Porpoises playing with SV Tuan today as well as many Harbor Seal and Bald Eagle sightings as well as the first Long-tailed Jaeger that we have ever seen or heard of in this area as this is a species that is rarely seen anywhere near shore.

Long-tailed Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger