Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure May 24

May 27, 2011

Capt. Gord in the wheel house of the Ocean Magic took our guests east and then north up Haro Strait to an area where Transient ‘Killer Whales ‘ were reported south of Active Pass through which the BC ferries head over to Vancouver. We were traveling within the very picturesque scenery of the Canadian Gulf Islands. It was here we found the two Transients, T 20, a male and T 21, a female. They were taking 3-4 breaths at the surface and then disappearing for several minutes. It appeared they were in traveling mode. This type of Orca is the one that seeks out marine mammals as prey items. We headed back to Victoria and passed a couple of Bald Eagles on a rock. A marine marker buoy made for a good resting spot for cormorants. We also caught site of a large boulder rock that seemed to sport a sleeping face. Most interesting. A few harbour seals were seen at Trail Island. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their introduction to the variety of wildlife found on the westcoast .They were all smiles as they disembarked at the inner harbour.
Marie ‘ Orca-Magic ‘ .