T46Bs, Amazing Humpbacks and Welcome Back J Pod

It has been an incredible week in the Salish Sea, full of special whales and adventures.

One day this week there were no whales close by, so we decided to extend our tour and made a long journey west onboard J1. We went past Sooke, BC in search of whales and we were rewarded with Transient (Bigg’s) Orcas and a Humpback! We found the T46Bs, a young family consisting of a 29 year old mom and her 3 offspring. At one point we had the Orcas on one side of the boat and a Humpback on the other side!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next few days it was one amazing Humpback encounter after another.  We watched a pec slapping Humpback at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. We also saw our most famous Humpback, “Big Mama”, performing huge breaches in the Strait of Georgia. And we welcomed back two familiar humpbacks from their long journey from their breeding waters. We saw “Heather” and “Zig Zag” for the first time this season in beautiful evening lighting. And finally, yesterday, after a month away J pod is back!

We have tours going out daily from two locations on San Juan Island, Snug Harbor Resort and downtown Friday Harbor. Please email us or call (360) 378-7996 to schedule your tour.

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