Sunday, October 30, 2011
We headed out this afternoon on what might have been our final trip of the season and were delighted to encounter one of our favorite Humpback Whales, "Split Fin" and a friend, just a few miles south of Discovery Island. As we were watching the 2 Humpback Whales we suddenly started seeing dorsal fins popping up over at Oak Bay Flats and realized that the SRKW's that had been reported near Hein Bank had moved swiftly towards Victoria:)
Friday, October 28, 2011
Star Whale Watching will be offering a tour at 2pm on Saturday Oct 29th
and on Monday Oct 31st, which will be the last day of our 2011 season!
The sightings have been amazing this year and this has been one of the
most consistent years for Whale sightings in recent years:)
would like to thank all our passengers & friends for their support
this season and for helping to make 2011 one of our most successful
Enjoy the winter and we look forward to seeing you again in 2012!
Here are images by Ron Bates, MMRG, from today's encounter with Humpback Whales and Transient Orcas (T30's) off Victoria!
Earlier we had received a report that a couple of Humback Whales had been sighted east of Race Rocks, which is where we were heading when the T30's and T49c were encountered! As we watched these Apex predators, we observed at least one kill, and probably a second one.
We then headed over to the Mother & Calf Humpback Whale that have been hanging out in the Salish Sea for a number of weeks now. As we followed the Humpback Whales we could see the blows from the Orcas and the mother started to Trumpet and slap her tail as a warning to the Orcas!
Apart from the Orcas and Humpback Whales we also visited Race Rocks to check out the Harbor Seals, Northern Elephant Seals and both Stellar & California Sealions.