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Humpback, Southern Resident Orcas & Sea Lions

July 13, 2015

Working so closely with all the other whale watching boats in our area lead us to the report of lots of killer whales heading north up through the Haro Strait this morning. So off we went! It was going to be a long trip up to the south side of Pender Island but with flat calm waters and beautiful sunshine it was a great day for a boat ride. Sharing stories of the area and pointing out all the different diving birds kept us all busy. Before we knew it we had all of J-pod and K-pod of the southern resident killer whales. They where all grouped together all 45! To top it off the front half of the group started proposing! What a stunning sight to behold!

After such a long trip up north for our morning tour, it came as a wonderful surprise to have a stunning 45 foot long humpback whale not even 20 minutes south of the inner harbour. This humpback certainly knew how to impress. Surfacing ever 3 minutes and showing HUGE tail flukes every time it went for its short dives. To finish the day off we stopped at Race Rocks where we caught up with a large haul out of harbour seals. We even found 2 Steller sea lions elegantly navigating there way through the high speed currents of Race Rocks.

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