Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sunday, September 30 – MV Lukwa

This was the last Sunday tour of the season and it became very special when we had a report of several orcas coming into Blackfish Sound from Queen Charlotte Strait. We had to weave our way past some humpback whales … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 29 – MV Lukwa

This beautiful weather just keeps hanging around making days like today extra special. Flat calm seas made us feel like we were running on a mirror with humpbacks rising up from the surface with a mighty breath. We saw upwards … Continue reading

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Friday, September 28 – MV Lukwa

We had an amazing tour this morning! We viewed 10 humpback whales, and were able to identify 3 of them as ‘Domino’, ‘Guardian’ and ‘Cutter’. There was some great lunge feeding activity happening, which is always quite exciting. We were … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 27 – MV Lukwa

This morning we were quite pleased to see that the fish eating orca had returned to the area! There were 25+ orcas, from the I15, A36 and A34 matrilines, who were running into Johnstone Strait from Blackfish Sound. We were … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – MV Lukwa

I’m not sure how many more ways we can come up with to express just how much we here at Stubbs Island Whale Watching love September, especially a September like this! The weather has been amazing, and the humpback whales … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – MV Lukwa

As we headed out on this morning’s departure, we found that the orca which had been in the area yesterday had departed, and we had no reports of where they might be.  Once again though it turned into a humpback … Continue reading

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Monday, September 24 – MV Lukwa

Oh boy! Within 5 minutes of leaving Telegraph Cove this morning we encountered quite the sight! There were an estimated 31 fish eating orca working the tidal currents, and mixed in with them were humpback whales who were also feeding! … Continue reading

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Sunday, September 23 – M.V. Lukwa

It was a great day from start to finish. We started with finding orcas in the fog which is always exciting and challenging. The fog gave way to brilliant sunshine so we had a great look at the orcas and … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 22 – M.V. Lukwa

There is a lot of schooling fish and krill in the waters of Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound which is allowing the humpback whale population a chance to feed and fatten up for their winter migrations to Hawaii and Mexico. … Continue reading

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Friday, September 21, 2012 – M.V. Lukwa

It was an amazing morning with at least ten humpback whales. Most were right in front of Telegraph Cove lunge feeding and showing great flukes as they dove looking for schools of fish. One was identified as ‘K.C.”. We saw … Continue reading

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