Sightings Report October 24

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Another gorgeous whale filled day out there! Things are a little chilly on the water nowadays, but the hot chocolate on Ocean Magic II makes it all better. And cold water is actually more productive than warm water, so we have these chilly days to thank for the astounding variety of wildlife we are so… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 23

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Guess what? More humpbacks today! Between Mark’s zodiac trip at 12:30 and Ocean Magic II’s 12:15 trip with Jeff, Matt and I, we saw at least 12 different whales! Peak humpback season is still in full swing as we approach the end of October. These guys are obviously finding some good feeding areas and filling… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 21

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Humpback peak season is still in full swing! Today was all about our giant cetaceans! I had a little vacation this weekend, and wouldn’t you know it, we had some of the best sightings of the year! We had transient killer whales investigating Ocean Magic II, humpbacks breaching, and yesterday we watched members of L-pod!… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 16

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Humpbacks humpbacks humpbacks! All the humpbacks were out today. We had a busy day for nearing the end of peak season. Ocean Magic II went out at 12:15pm with Jeff, myself, and Rowan aboard (as well as photographer Marie O’Shaughnessy!), and we had 4 zodiacs! Mark was out at 11am, Rush at 12, and Matt and Rhonda… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 14

Whale Sightings

Really exceptional day on the water today. Ocean Magic II was out at 9am today with crew Jeff, myself and Matt. We went up Haro Strait to investigate reports of transient killer whales at San Juan Island, and a humpback at Spieden Island. Our first stop took us to Spieden Island itself. There is a very dense collection of exotic animals on Spieden left over from an ill-fated hunting reserve… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 12

Whale Sightings

Holy smokes guys, today was awesome. No fog, almost no rain, and no wind so it was flat calm! We all went for midday departures today, Rush and Matt departed at 11 and 12 respectively, and Ocean Magic II at her usual time slot of 12:15pm. We had a fantastic crew aboard today, Captain Jeff, First Mate Casey, and Claire and myself naturalizing. Rush was ecstatic when he returned to the office from his trip. He… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 11

Whale Sightings

Probably the most common question we get while booking people in the office is “is there a better time of day to see whales?” The whales were all over this place today, and it really proved that it doesn’t matter what time you go. Check out last month’s blog post for a summary of when/why we do and don’t… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 10

Whale Sightings

Guess what?! No fog today! Ok, that’s not entirely true, we had some fog in the morning, but it dissipated quickly and didn’t stop us finding whales. We had an amazing day both on the water and in the office; lots of people walking in today. We managed to send six zodiacs as well as an Ocean Magic II trip! Mark was first… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 9

Whale Sightings

I’ve figured out why it’s been so foggy recently! The fog lends itself to a spooky atmosphere; obviously Mother Nature is just trying to get on board with Hallowe’en a little early. Props Mama N, well played. While the fog can throw a wrench in our plans sometimes, we always go out because you just never know what it’s going to look like until you get out… Read more »

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Sightings Report October 8

Whale Sightings

It’s only fitting that we should find more humpback whales on Hump Day! We had some tricky conditions again this morning in the fog but rest assured, if there’s whales out there, we will find them! First out at was Mark on a 10am zodiac, followed by Rush at 12pm and Jeff, myself and Matt on Ocean Magic II at 3:30pm. We all caught up with the same pair of humpback whales hanging out… Read more »

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