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Whale-watching from Vancouver Island, Canada

CANADA | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Views [363]

Orcas near Vancouver Island

Orcas near Vancouver Island

Having driven through the States up to Seattle, we took a ferry ride to Victoria, Vancouver Island in Canada, in order to go whale watching with one of the most eco-aware companies, Eagle Wing Tours. 

The sounds are ringed by snowy mountains and dotted with a number of islands. They are home to large pods of resident killer whales (orcas) as well as being on the migration path of other orcas, humpback and grey whales. 

The speed boat ride through the beautiful sounds was worth the money alone. We saw several pods of orcas and our guide, who had worked with David Attenborough, was a superb source of information. As well as seeing the whales and their calves, our guide put a sound machine into the water and we could listen to them chatting to each other - it was so brilliant :)

Tags: eagle wing tours, orcas, vancouver island

 

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