Whale Watching Reports

Daily Whale Watching Notes

Each day we request one of our guests to fill out the daily Whale Watching Report. You could be next.

Here's a listing of our reports from the current season.

Date: 08/May/19

Report by: Mackay's

From: Port McNeill, BC


We've seen Bigg's transient killer whales and several humpback whales in the area recently! But, did you know that the northern resident killer whales usually return to our area in early July?

Date: 09/Oct/18

Report by: Darryl

From: Trail, BC


Trip Highlights: We started out heading east towards Stubbs Island and it wasn't long before we saw our first blows in the distance. As the day went on, it seemed we were surrounded by humpbacks, including one that came up and started trap feeding only 100 m away from the boat! Additional Comments: A fantastic day on the water and one that I will long remember.

Date: 06/Oct/18

Report by: David

From: Ghana, Africa


Trip Highlights: Johnstone Strait is where we first encountered the humpback whales, at least 10 or more! Then shortly after that we saw orca, uncountable amount. Some were so close (200 m) while they were fishing. Additional Comments: Perfect weather with SO much wildlife; I have never seen so many whales, and orcas. Food was really good and the company of all the passengers from around the world was really nice. Thank you!

Date: 25/Sep/18

Report by: Wendy Davis

From: Sointula, BC


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) Although we could not find any orca today, there were humpback whales everywhere! It was especially wonderful to see Freckles the humpback looking healthy after her incident with transient killer whales last week. We saw Steller sea lions and went up to Foster Island to see the harbour seals. Additional Comments: A fabulous day on the water. Thank you, Captain Bill, Marieke and Donna for an amazing experience.

Date: 24/Sep/18

Report by: Luc & Cynthia

From: The Netherlands


Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) This was our second day and they were each completely different. On day one, we saw a lot of humpback whales and the sea lions. Then the captain told us we go to the orcas. They were everywhere. Great! After that we saw the dolphins, more than 100, and they followed the boat. Today we saw a lot of sea otters and later the humpback whales showing their tails. Additional Comments: We had great days. We got a lot of information from Nicole about the wildlife. The cake was very nice.

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