Sightings Report October 6

Whale Sightings

Tricky conditions out there today. The water was gorgeous and flat calm. The air however…. We struggled with fog throughout the day. Fog is a fascinating and ever changing beast that really needs to be experienced to be appreciated. For what it’s worth we had very interesting fog today; all sorts of different kinds. There was thick fog, thin fog, patchy fog, high… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 5

Whale Sightings

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but apparently July is trying to give it another go. I guess summer didn’t get the memo, cause today felt like peak season out there! The whales just won’t quit, and when the weather forgets what season it is, you’ve got the makings of an unbelievably epic day. So epic that Rush had… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 3

Whale Sightings

Flat calm and whales swimming along. It was a lovely day on the water today with incredibly smooth conditions and action packed trips all day! Everybody had two trips today with Mark out at 10 and 2, Rush at 11 and 3 and Ocean Magic II with Jeff, me, Casey and Matt at 12:15 and 3:30. Yesterday we picked up our resident killers whales hanging out around… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 2

Whale Sightings

To quote myself on twitter: Humpback, orca, dolphins, orca, humpbacks, turkey vultures, harbour/elephant seals, California/Steller sea lions. In that order, on one trip. Phew! Let me take you through it. Ocean Magic II was first out at 12:15pm sporting an awesome crew of Captain Jeff, First Mate me, and Naturalists Matt and Rowan. We’d heard about some resident killer whales in Juan de Fuca Strait, which is… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 1

Whale Sightings

It was another breezy but beautiful day on the water today. We had the whole fleet out at 12pm to investigate more reports than we knew what to do with! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great dilemma to have, but when you have reports of a humpback whale and white sided dolphins in one direction, and killer whales in the opposite direction, it was can be… Read more »

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Sightings Report September 30

Whale Sightings

Today really made me realize how spoiled we’ve been lately. I haven’t been on the boat during rough weather in what feels like months (though it’s probably more like weeks), but today the ocean reminded us that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Conditions weren’t rough enough to keep us off the water, and the sunshine and whales made for a beautiful morning, it just took a… Read more »

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Sightings Report September 24

Whale Sightings

Another beautiful, rainless day on the water today, despite the weather forecast’s attempt to thwart us! These cloudy days are great because everyone is well dressed given that it’s cooler on land, so passengers end up being very comfortable on the open water. When it’s gorgeous and sunny, people tend to underestimate the temperature drop on the water and end up… Read more »

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Sightings Report September 23

Whale Sightings

I can die now. I didn’t realize my life would change after seeing a pod of 100 pacific white-sided dolphins but you can’t just walk away unaltered after witnessing what I saw today. Oh shoot, I spoiled the surprise! Well there you have it, we saw around 100 Pacific white-sided dolphins today! I often have passengers tell me that their… Read more »

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Sightings Report September 22

Whale Sightings

I’ll have to look through the books to confirm this statement, but my gut tells me today may have been the widest variety of cetaceans we’ve seen this year. Maybe ever! I know, I know, that’s quite the declaration but hear me out. This morning Mark was out at 9:30 and he followed reports of resident killer whales way out west. As the day wore… Read more »

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Sightings Report September 18

Whale Sightings

Resident killer whales, as I have often said, are our bread and butter. We love our transients, and we love our humpbacks and grey whales, and porpoise (and man we have a lot of cetaceans!) but it’s the rezzies that people come from all over the world to see. And today was all about the residents. A few members of J-pod had been sticking around the… Read more »

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