Naturaliste Charters Blog


Published on February 11, 2019 By Alison Cross

This morning we were greeted by over 200 pilot whales moving through the water in pulses toward the boat, surrounding us at every angle! As we thought they were gone there was always another group not far behind that cruised toward the bow. It...

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Published on February 9, 2019 By Alison Cross

The orca were as relaxed as the calm ocean today! Almost sipping the air as they cruised and scanned the deep blue sub-basin amongst the “hotspot”. Of course, El Notcho had to make a close pass to let us know he was in the vicinity. El Notcho...

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*NOT for the faint-hearted*

Published on February 8, 2019 By Alison Cross

*DISCLAIMER* Please do not view this blog if you have a weak stomach! The images attached are very graphic and capture a beaked whale being taken down by orca (both description and imagery are explicit). The morning was slow to start, after 30...

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Who’s the KING of the CANYON?

Published on February 7, 2019 By Alison Cross

The FIRST sighting of an orca in the canyon was questioned for over a week, Dave Riggs told himself that it must’ve been a birds wing or fatigue playing tricks on his mind, coming to the conclusion that this was the most logical...

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Must be something in the water!

Published on February 6, 2019 By Alison Cross

WOW! What a magnificent day! We were so lucky to be able to spend the majority of the day with very, VERY playful Orca! After our 24 nautical mile journey out to the canyon it was only moments after dropping off the continental shelf...

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