Orcas, lots of orcas!

An out of this world Orca trip today with 13-15 Orcas, 60-80 white sided dolphins, 1 sperm whale, puffins and gannets!

This is the male who was with the group.  This dorsal fin is about the height of a refrigerator.  Notice how tall and triangular the fin is. Photo by Corey Prince.

This is the male who was with the group. This dorsal fin is about the height of a refrigerator. Notice how tall and triangular the fin is. Photo by Corey Prince.

DSC_0044

Here are four of the females who were travelling with the group. Notice how their dorsal fins are smaller and sickle shaped compared to the male’s. Photo by Corey Prince.

This appears to be the same group that was seen by friends of ours earlier this summer.

Cook and Nelson

Six beautiful encounters with Cook and Nelson the sperm whales today!  Also saw puffins, bald eagles, and terns.

It seems that Cook and Nelson are together more often than not. I wonder why this is?  Are they friends, brothers, relatives from the same family group?

Awesome August

Loving this awesome August weather today with 4 sperm whales, 500-1000 white sided dolphins, bald eagles, puffins gannets and terns!

Had a great evening trip with 4 sperm whales all together, 2 pods of harbour porpoises, 1 minke whale and 1000 white sided dolphins.

A Parasitic Jaeger

Beautiful trips, beautiful whales and beautiful weather today with 4 sperm whales, 3 minke whales, 24 harbour porpoises, bald eagles, puffins, terns, guillemonts and a parasitic jaeger.

Parasitic jaegers are famous for chasing other birds forcing them to drop their fish or regurgitate what they have already eaten.  They also eat smaller birds, eggs, shrews and mice.  These birds don’t make many sounds but the birds that they are chasing often do.

Still Great Whale Watching

We had great trips today with 4 sperm whales, 2 minke whales, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemonts and murres.  In other areas of the province, once the humpbacks go, the whale watching is over for the year.  We are so fortunate in this area to have a variety of species that make for great whale watching into the fall.  It is still a great time to whale watch.  Join us on a trip!!