Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 22 12:15

October 22, 2010

Our Friday Ocean Magic Adventure was simply amazing. Our Skipper Gord slipped the Ocean Magic out of Victoria’s inner harbour and out into the Strait Of Juan De Fuca. Here just a few miles from Victoria we were on scene with Transient Killer Whales. This group of six whales were milling around in the one area. As we took in the view we had to reposition as a large freighter worked by us. Once it had past the one male Orca started surfing in the wave created by the freighter. He surfed in the wave with his large dorsal fin ripping the water and leaving a great spray. Then he breached clear of the wave twice. Simply spectacular! This was my first time seeing a Transient Orca surfing in a wave, it was amazing. After viewing this group of six Killer Whales we headed through Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Here the Stellar Sea Lions were everywhere, on the rocks, in the water. We also viewed California Sea Lions and Harbour Seals. Our adventure then took us to view a Humpback Whale. This gentle giant was leisurely swimming though some kelp in a tideline. It was rolling and playing in the kelp, and could even be seen swimming underwater. Our crew of Mika and Dan filled out passengers with information on the different whale species and marine environment of our amazing west coast waters. Yet another truly awesome adventure with Prince of Whales!
Clint “Orcawizard”