HomeTrip Sightings09-25-2017: Killer Whales Again, Humpback Whales, Risso’s Dolphin, Feeding Sea Otters and More
September 26, 2017
09-25-2017: Killer Whales Again, Humpback Whales, Risso’s Dolphin, Feeding Sea Otters and More
Today was incredible. Conditions were perfect all day long. We had a group of five killer whales right out the gate. So that was great. They were in hunting mode. So they were being pretty stealth and not together.
Staying under a long time and coming up in different areas. We had some great looks, but decided to head out and do some exploring after about an hour with them.
After about 15-minutes of running, I could see small splashes a mile or two to the west. I got some glasses on them and saw we had an active group of Risso’s dolphin. So that was cool. These animals were splashing around, breaching, surging. Nice encounter.
Then there were humpbacks scattered all around the area. Mostly to the North a couple of miles. We started to notice some nice feeding aggregations. Like groups of 4-6. Glassy calm conditions made of perfect marine life viewing. I could turn the engines off and just float there. It’s nice to just hear nothing but the birds, the sea lions and the whales.