My apologies for a slight delay in the sightings report this week. Starting now, weekly sighting reports will be sent out on Saturday afternoons.
All I can say about this week is wow.
The killer whales dominated the waves, with almost equal reports of residents and transients, although there were a couple days spent with humpbacks as well. As usual, J-pod was the first to return this year, and we’ve been seeing them on and off all week. They’ve been enjoying some of their favourite spots, but also exploring some new territory.
In general, most days we’ve had to do a fair bit of driving to find whales each day, but our diligent search efforts have been rewarded immensely! As well, many trips will extend their time to make sure everyone gets a great look at whales; because of this, we recommend you don’t schedule anything immediately after your whale watching tour. Trips are a 3 hour minimum! Pay for extra parking and don’t book your flight right after, and we will go that extra mile (or 15!) to show you whales.
If there weren’t residents around, the transients were keen to make an appearance.