With a great crew on board, Mika, Casey and Jen, and international visitors traveling with us today, the 12.15pm Ocean Magic vessel slipped from its berth in the inner harbour. We headed out west, past the breakwater insearch of whales. Our Captains Anthony and Jeff, took us along the picturesque and rugged west coast. Another glorious day was shaping up for our wildlife viewing. It wasn’t long before we arrived at the lighthouse, where we took in the sights and sounds of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. We had great views of 8 Elephant Seals lounging at the crest of the rocks. We also found Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and Cormorants. The illusive ‘ Orca ‘ were not found, even after a wide sweep into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Despite no whale sightings today, our guests really enjoyed their trip with Prince of Whales.
Marie, ” Orca-Magic ‘
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm & 600 mm telephoto lenses. Because of our restrictions around wildlife (100+ meters), we use powerful lenses to better share orca activity that passengers see on their trips. Keep in mind this also heavily compresses space between objects. We also crop images for best blog viewing.