This morning started out with some isolated fog and bit of rain here in Telegraph Cove, but once again that didn’t stop us from having a great morning! From start to finish the morning was amazing with between thirty to forty Pacific white-sided dolphins spotted just minutes after departure with short bursts of vocals! We had the most spectacular humpback
sightings! We saw lunge feed after lunge feed along with some wild and loud bird activity! With a grand total of seven humpbacks spotted this morning we were able to identify the humpbacks as “Domino”, “Inuksuk”, and “Galaxy” while the others remain unidentified! The fog and rain cleared up quickly revealing breath taking lighting, pair that with amazing bird activity and
whale sightings and you got yourself a fantastic morning and even more fantastic photo opportunities!
After advising the afternoon’s guests that we hadn’t seen orcas on the morning trip we quickly received word of reports of Transient (mammal eating) orcas that were in the area. We were fortunate enough to come across the
group of approximately eight Transient orcas and we were able to get some great looks at the group of T 100’s and the T 101’s! We were moving on after the excitement of spotting the orcas when another whale watching boat called us and advised us to keep a sharp eye out as there was a large group of dolphins headed right towards the orcas! The water became alive with dolphins
heading several different directions and orcas were breaching clear out of the water! We were unsure if the orcas had made a kill however there was a Steller sea lion caught in the middle amongst all the action and appeared to be injured. After the excitement we continued on and came across a total of ten humpback whales! Everywhere you looked you could spot a humpback whale and we
were able to ID the whales as “Frosty”, “Slash” aka “Humpless”, “Ripple” and her calf, “Guardian”, “Freckles”, “Yahtzee”, “Domino” and “Galaxy”! The weather conditions were unbelievably calm and warm for the last couple days of summer and the activity continues to be outstanding! Hard to believe the season is soon coming to a close!
Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day:
“Satire is exaggeration and distortion to make a point” – Oliver Stone
Next Available Tour:
Saturday, September 20th @ 9:00am & 1:00pm
Sunday, September 21st @ 9:00am & 1:00pm
Monday, September 22nd @ 9:00am & 1:00pm