Thursday, March 24, 2016

Oct 5th - Incredible Humpback Whale Encounter!

Oct 5th – Incredible Humpback Whale encounter!

Humpback Whales off Victoria
Humpback Whale
Humpback whales off victoria
Humpback Whale Spy Hop!
Today we had an incredible Humpback Whale Encounter! Although we had already has a fantastic encounter earlier in the trip, after visiting Race Rocks we decided to head back to the Humpbacks for one more look and we were certainly glad we did! Not long after we arrived on scene this second time the Humpback decided to play in a kelp bed and then Spy Hopped several times! The Humpback then decided to check out our boat and surfaced nearby while we were stopped in water with our engines off. It had been well over 200 yards away when it went on a deep dive and then appeared close by when it next surfaced. When this happens the best thing to do is keep your engines off and wait until the Whale moves away. We wanted to leave and head home but the Whale had other ideas so we had to sit until it had satisfied its curiosity :)
We also visited Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and had a wonderful experience with the hundreds of Steller & California Sea Lions plus the Harbor Seals & Northern Elephant Seals. While we were out at Race, we could see a lot of very playful Sea Lions and then suddenly we saw one feeding on a large Salmon! It had the fish in its mouth and was thrashing the fish in the air and at the surface, it was a brilliant spectacle :)
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