Yet again we awoke to another beautiful morning here in Telegraph Cove with sunshine and an extra warm breeze blowing through! Right as we departed on our morning trip we had reports of Transient (Biggs) orcas and we were fortunate enough to find the T 18’s and the T 19’s! We were able to get some great looks at the groups as they were doing long, deep dives, at one point it
looked as though the group may be going into hunting mode! Before we spotted the orcas this morning we witnessed a humpback whale breach several times out in the distance! It’s always amazing to see the sheer size of a humpback breaching fully out of the water! The morning brought us a total of six humpback whale sightings and we were able to see some great lunge feeding activity! We were able to identify four of the six whales as “Yahtzee”, “Domino”, “Freckles”, and “Jigger”. The morning also brought us sightings of over twenty harbour seals and over a hundred Steller sea lions with a lot of feeding activity!
The afternoon continued to be wonderful with major humpback feeding! With a total of twelve humpbacks spotted with
humpback blows in every direction you looked it’s a wonder no one on the trip came back with whip lash! We were able to identify the humpbacks as “Argonaut”, “Freckles”, “Slash”, “Flash”, “Yahtzee”, “Ripple” and her calf, “Domino” and “Cutter”! With all the humpback action we also got to witness two full breaches that both excited and delighted guests and crew! With reports
that the Transient (Biggs) orcas had moved on out of our range to the West we continued along to see what other wonderful things nature had in store for us! We were able to come across the large group of over a hundred Steller sea lions once again enjoying the afternoon sun as well as two harbour seals! We also had a lot of marine bird activity with a handful of rhinoceros auklets spotted,
two belted kingfishers, one single pelagic cormorant, two bald eagles, and hundreds of common murres! Another fantastic day for the books here with Stubbs Island Whale Watching!
Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day:
“Ring the bells that still can ring”- Anon
Next Available Tour:
Monday, September 22nd @ 9:00am & 1:00pm
Tuesday, September 23rd @ 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 24th @ 1:00pm