It never gets boring at Stubbs Island Whale Watching. We had another great day for viewing whales and marine wildlife! On our 9:00 a.m. tour we sighted the A11 matriline in the fresh morning mist. Shortly afterwards our guests were very excited to watch the A36 matriline -or as they are better known – the “brothers” travelling and foraging. Terrific sightings of the resident (fish eating) orca this morning!
To follow up our orca sightings, the Lukwa encountered four humpback whales on our morning tour! We identified two as “Conger” and “Cutter,” and the second two humpbacks were unidentified. Other marine mammal sightings included two Steller sea lions and lots of Dall’s porpoises. A fantastic tour to kick off our day! We were fortunate to observe the resident orca again on our 1:00 p.m. tour! Our guests viewed the A36′s and A11′s from afar as the whales had traveled into the Robinson Bight Ecological Reserve.
Shortly afterwards our guests spotted a small group of Pacific white-sided dolphins. The humpback whales also didn’t disappoint on our afternoon tour. We were thrilled to see “Freckles” for the first time this summer as well as “Jigger” and one more unidentified humpback! Absolutely marvelous to be viewing humpback whales almost every day this season!
Our guests watched approximately eight harbour seals hauled out on the rocks today. There were also hundreds of rhinoceros auklets and northern phalaropes on the water. Other bird sightings included lots of bald eagles and eight common murres. Lots of great bird sightings top finish off another fun-filled day of searching for marine wildlife!
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Upcoming Tours Available
Sunday, July 29 – 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Monday, July 30 – 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31 – 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.