Sunset is a beautiful time to be whale watching as the light from the sun makes the water glisten off the dorsal fins of the Orca and the mist from their blow holes shimmer above them. These male Orca are cruising their way through the calm ocean waters off Northern Vancouver Island towards the shore where they may either do a little fishing or continue cruising.
Orcinus Orca are the biggest member of the dolphin family and one of the most majestic sea mammals to watch. The Orca can usually be found cruising the waters off Northern Vancouver Island during the summer months anywhere from Port Hardy right down to Campbell River.
Looking for Orca can sometimes be a difficult task depending on the weather and how far and which way they feel like cruising on that particular day. ... continue below the picture...
... Often the Orca will be in the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve in Johnstone Strait where they love to rub their gigantic bodies on the rocks along the shore. If Orca cruise into Robson Bight, then your whale watching is done from outside the boundaries unless you are lucky enough that another pod comes cruising by.
Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada