Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure June 5 3:30

June 9, 2011

Now that our spring weather is turning more summer like, with clear skies, plenty of sunshine and some calm water, it is great to take a trip to view the incredible scenery and wildlife to be found on the westcoast. Capt Scott, naturalists Rhonda and Dan headed the Ocean Magic out of Victoria and south to connect with the lone Humpback whale that had been seen in the vicinity all day. She was found lazily floating around at times creating big bushy ‘blows’, exhalations, as she came up from several deep dives. She did manage to thrill those on board with two tail/fluke raises. Always wonderful to see. This female was first seen in these waters in 1997. She has been returning almost yearly during her migration, and often arrives alternate years, with a calf. Harbour Porpoise were also seen on our way to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to view Steller and California Sea Lions, Harbour and 4 Elephant Seals lounging on rocks.. It was truly a beautiful afternoon trip with plenty of wildlife to see and majestic Mt. Baker looming on the horizon. A trip with Prince of Whales is a must these days, so head on down and take a ride on the big Ocean Magic vessel or a bright yellow zodiac.!
Marie, Orca-Magic.