Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & Ollie the Sea Otter – Our Last Summer Tour For 2019!
October 31, 2019
Today was our final covered vessel tour of the season and we really went out with a bang!
We barely left the harbour when we spotted huge blows in the distance!We slowly approached two humpback whales. Once we spotted these two, we could see more exhales in all directions!
There were at least 10-12 whales around us! Humpback whales are a baleen species, meaning they have baleen in their mouths for filtering food from the water rather than teeth. They grace our waters annually, foraging on the rich supplies of krill and small baitfish like herring, sand lance, sardines, and anchovies.
We got to see a mother and her growing calf circling the waters and feasting on tasty seafood. Soon the long migration to warmer waters south will begin, so they need all the calories they can pack on to survive the round trip.
After a great visit with several different humpbacks, we visited Becher Bay before heading to Race Rocks Lighthouse. We were loving the sea lions as they stretched out on the islets, enjoying the sun.
Ollie has been melting the hearts of guests and crew alike for five years now.
After leaving Race Rocks, we had time for one more short visit with the humpbacks.