Naturaliste Charters Blog

The Usual Suspects…

Published on January 20, 2021 By Pia Markovic

Gloomy morning to pure afternoon bliss. While thunder and lightning threatened our boarding passengers this morning, the crew tried their best to convince them of the bliss awaiting in the canyon. Although wet and wild, the ensuing cold fronts meant a sigh of relief from the easterlies. The seas had calmed after weeks of constant […]

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Smiley Neo

Published on January 19, 2021 By Pia Markovic

19.01.2021 Where are you..? The orca were no where to be seen on arrival to the hotspot so we were trying our best to notice ANY signs of them in the area. A small raft of shearwaters on the waters surface got our attention. Within minutes TWO orca burst right out of the bird raft […]

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Published on January 17, 2021 By Pia Markovic

17.01.2021 Orca orca and more orca! Another day out in the canyon filled with our favourite, Orca. The pods have been very sociable the past week, working together to hunt. Individuals today were mixing together, especially Cookie who has been VERY social, appearing in two pods that aren’t her usual family group.  We couldn’t have […]

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The WOLF pack

Published on January 16, 2021 By Pia Markovic

Today marks three days in a row of predations!  On arrival to the Hotspot we knew today was going to be special. The amount of shearwaters swirling in the skies above this area could have been residual from the past two days of action. However we were hopeful that it meant they were hanging around […]

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Killer whales ARE whale killers

Published on January 14, 2021 By brelsdon

Neo is BACK! We began the day by cruising along with little neo and his big brother Nani who has really grown into his fin since seeing him last season and is now the bull of his pod. The other youngsters were having a social hour, darting around the “teens” that were just “too cool” […]

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