Sightings Report August 4

August 4, 2014

And so ends another beautiful day of whale watching on the Salish Sea. Today was a special experience as we had resident and transient killer whales! Wildlife was truly coming to us from all directions; every guest returning from their tour had a unique tale to tell about the beautiful marine activity they witnessed out at sea.

The waters were generally calm throughout the day, with winds picking up later in the evening. The sailing of the Georgia Strait on our Southbound Adventure Crossing was a tough one, but guests were rewarded with a sighting of four transient killer whales! Captain Gavin, First Mate Sandy and crew Sharon and Wilma never fail to deliver guests safely to Victoria and provide a fantastic wildlife experience.

A couple of our daytime tours out of Victoria were also able to observe some harbour porpoises, and spent some time with a number of always entertaining harbour seals. Ocean Magic II was crewed by Jeff, Casey, Lindsay, and Tom, and zodiac skippers included Mark, Matt W., Torin, Matt E., and Rhonda.

When winds picked up later on in the day, it made for an exciting 5:30pm trip for skipper Bo. He was eluded resident killer whales that had been reported at Race Rocks, but was not phased and later found other residents near San Juan Island as well as South Pender Island! Overall the determination and high spirits of all of our crew resulted in excited guests and unforgettable experiences.

By Liam N.