Tag Archives: Humpback Whales

May 14 2018

California Sea Lions resting till the next fish boat comes in

California sea lion antics

Humpback Whale showing it’s dorsal fin is barley visible through it’s spout

When humpback whale’s show their tail or ‘fluke’ like in the photo below, is an indication they are preparing to dive

In BC, the sea otter population had all but vanished until 1969 and 1972 when government biologists released 89 otters into the waters of  the West Coast of Vancouver Island. By 2008 the population had reached nearly 5,000. They are still listed as a species of “special concern,” have not yet re-established themselves on Haida Gwaii, inside Georgia Strait and along some stretches of the Central Coast.

Western Gulls are large white-headed birds with a heavy bill and pink legs. Breeding adults have a dark grey back, an orange ring around the eye and a red spot on the lower bill.

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March 8 2018

This is what happens when the herring spawn. Our sea’s, coastline and skies explode with life.  On today’s tour we had sightings of at least 15 Gray whales within a 3 mile area off Salomon Beach, hundreds of Surf Scoters, Humpback whales, Eagles, Sea lions and more.

Gray whale and just a few Surf Scoters.

A few more Surf Scoters

 

Gray whale knobby back

 

Gray whale blow hole

Gray whale back

 

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March 11 2018

A long overdue Update everyone.

August 2017 was good & bad for Beachcomber Ocean Tours. We had 2 weeks of adventures & happy customers then on August 17th we had total engine failure, unfortunate for many of our customers who were looking forward to tours to see wildlife & the magical waters of Barkley Sound. 
Going forward we are excited to be up and running again & the MV Blackfish has been re-powered with a Volvo Penta D6 330. This is state of the art in new diesel engine technology combining superior performance with reduced exhaust emissions, high reliability and increased fuel efficiency.  Thank You to Advanced Marine Power, Campbell River for your excellent service.
We are Looking forward to 2018 please joins us on our next Adventure!

Sea Trials January 14 2018

 

Proud Captain Cam and his Volvo Penta D6-330

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July 22 to 31 2014    Whales, Bears and Wildlife Highlights

July 22, 2014

Kingfisher                                                                                Sea Lions

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Balck Bear

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July 23, 2014

Fishing…Fresh springs, take home dinner for our European customer

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July 24, 2014

Fishing…Only wanted a ocean fishing experiance..these awesome guy’s gave us their catch

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July 24, 2014

Bald Eagle and fresh caught from the sea dinner

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Harbour Seals

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July 30, 2014

Baby Harbour Seals                                                                   Humpback Whale Tail

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Whale, Wildlife watching with Beachcomber Ocean Tours

Aug. 9th 2012

Humpback Whale

 

Aug. 10th 2012.  You never know what you may see everyday is unique!

Black Bear foraging in the fog.

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Sea lions.

 

 

 

 

Kayakers get up close to a diving Humpback.

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 12 2012

Enjoying beautiful Barkley Sound.

 

 

 

 

 

Humpback Whale

 

 

 

Aug. 14 2012

 

Humpback Cow & Calf.

 

 

 

Orca, Cow & Calf.

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle Nest.

 

 

 

 

Call Beachcomber Ocean Tours to reserve your seat 250 726-8921.

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Aug. 1st 2012

A beautiful morning.. Beachcomber Ocean Tours heads out on an early morning Whale/Wildlife Tour.

Eagle swooping down as we leave the Harbour.

 

 

 

 

Commercial Fish boat heading out to the Fishing grounds.

 

 

 

Grey Whale and Kelp.

 

 

 

Afternoon Whale/Wildlife Tour.

Harbour Seals.

 

 

 

Cow and calf Humpback Whales.

Breaching Humpback Whales

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                                                  Excellent way to end the day!

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Aug. 13

Today was incredible while on our 3 hour whale/wildlife tour we had sightings of 5 Humpback whales all in the same location.  Explore the wild with Beachcomber Ocean Tours. To reserve your seats call 250 726-8921.

Three Humpbacks

 

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Humpback pectoral fin

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Stellar Sea Lions

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