Written by: Lori, Zodiac Captain
Ah the age old question – should I go out and watch whales by day or by sunset? Well my friend, if you are asking yourself this question I can assure you that it is not such a bad problem to have!
In the summer months, we are often on the water from 10 in the morning to 10 o’clock at night, and we are able to observe the progression of whale and weather activity throughout the day. Oftentimes when a guest asks us when the best time of day to go whale watching is, it is because they want to go when the whales are the most active or abundant.
After many hours spent on the water – I can honestly say that there isn’t a time of day that’s any better than another time. Sea conditions are constantly changing and evolving throughout the day, and so are whale movements. Animals like Killer Whales can travel about 100km a day, so they are constantly moving in and out of our range. Humpback whales are on the move as well – and tend to feed in different areas. These very wild whales are rarely stationary – and that is part of the thrill of going out to observe them. No two tours are ever the same.
Whether or not to go whale watching by day or by sunset is truly a personal choice. Make the decision based on how it fits into your day and how you feel you’ll be able to get the most out of the adventure. Whale watching by day can feel very energizing, and I love when I start my morning out on the water. The cold air wakes you up just like a fresh cup of coffee, and it’s nice to be greeted by your first whale of the day. That being said, the sunset tours are incredible too. Watching a whale’s tail disappear beneath the surface as the sun sets is an amazing way to finish a day…
Well – maybe you’ll just have to try both after all! Our tours depart daily with various tour times to choose from that are sure to suit your needs. We hope you’ll join us in experiencing the wild!
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