We had a chance to do some whale watching with Eagle Wing Tours. Great tour operator and highly recommended if you travel out to Victoria. We had a great time with them.
Our tour lasted about 4 hours. We cruised on the Serengeti — a Scarab boat with no less than three 250 horsepower outboard engines. This was one very fast boat.
Before the tour, we had to put on our gear.
Yes. I would say that we are certainly ready to go whale watching.
First stop was to visit some sea lions near this lighthouse.
I like their lifestyle. They hang out on rocks. Most of the time. If they are not hanging out on rocks, then they are going for a swim.
But we were not roaming about the Pacific looking for sea lions. No. We were out there to find whales. But with all of that water, how do you find whales?
Simple. Look for other whaling boats.
They found a large humpback whale. And, as you can tell from the photos, they were quite close to the whale.
We were not the only whale watching boat in the ocean.
There were large cruisers.
And small boats.
But I was able to shoot several hundred frames of the humpback whale without any boats in view. Here are a couple of examples.