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Resident Orcas & Humpback Whales

September 28, 2018

Our three trip day was quite eventful from beginning to end. On our first tour at 10am we were able to spot Orca in just a short drive out westward from Victoria. While we watched the group and followed as they traveled we cut in to the shoreline and spent some time watching the large group of Turkey Vultures ride the thermals over the rocky cliff face. While on our way home we stopped in to Race Rocks and were able to see our seals and sea lions.

During our afternoon tour we travelled a ways south west to be able to catch up with the same Orca that we had during our morning trip. Due to the long drive we were only able to spend a short time but luckily on our way home we were able to stop quickly through Race Rocks and see the lively seals and Sea Lions.

For our evening trip with the Cruise Ship passengers we headed on a long journey east to try and catch up with the Resident Orca. On our way we spotted a breaching humpback as we passed Becher Bay but decided to push west to find those orca. When reaching the orca we were keeping up with the group that had spread quite a ways, then with looking in the distance we saw humpback blows as if it were fireworks on the water. Shortly after this we had orca and humpback swimming in short range of one another, a sight that we do not normally get to see! The Resident Orca that we had Mako, Suttles and Blackberry. While we headed home away from the orca we all watched a spectacular sunset to finish off our day.

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