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NATURALISTE CHARTER ARCHIVES

Bremer Bay Killer Whale Watching

OCEANIC SMORGASBORD!

Published on February 13, 2020 By brelsdon

Hey guys! I’m Em, the marine intern for the week, and I’m gonna run you through today’s trip into the canyon. Half the ecosystem came out to play today and we were so stoked to see it! It was a beautiful sunny morning as we cruised out to the canyon in a light breeze and low […]

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CLOSEST PASS YET!

Published on February 12, 2020 By brelsdon

We hadn’t seen our boy El Notcho for nearly a week and he was the first pod we encountered today! It’s always a treat for customers that witness him first as his HUGE dorsal fin is a VERY impressive first glance at a male orca! It’s become almost a routine over the past week that […]

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SURGE and RESCUE!

Published on February 11, 2020 By brelsdon

We’ve been lucky enough to encounter the newborn calf little neo for the past three days straight! It’s truly incredible to see how protective the pod are of their tiny new member! The pod surfaced tightly with the youngster right in the middle with its tiny head peaking through for only a fleeting glimpse! The […]

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HUBBA HUBBA

Published on January 15, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Upon arriving to the hotspot we observed three pods hunting together, and that’s only what we could see! They were fairly spread with the usual oil slicks appearing suggesting they were having a feed. It seemed to be relatively relaxed when all of a sudden a double breach stirred up the ocean and the orca […]

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ORCASOME

Published on January 14, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Today’s expedition to the Bremer Canyon Sub-Basin saw multiple different pods hunting separately, only spending a few minutes at the surface. The opportunistic albatrosses were spied gobbling up small snacks few and far between. Oil slicks were present but we felt the Orca were uninterested in us so we went for a little wander west […]

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