waters off the shores of Northern British Columbia are teeming with
marine wildlife and lie on the major feeding and migrating routes
of several species of whales.
what your whale-watching trip will bring, depends on the time of year
. . . you might spot orcas,
minkes, as they all ply this ocean area. July to October is the time
for humpbacks that stay around to feed on the spawning herring. Gray
whales on their northward and southward migration swim Hectate Strait
between the Queen Charlotte Islands and the northern BC shoreline.
This area is one of the best places to see large concentrations of
these magnificent creatures. Anytime from May to early July is the
time to view orcas as they feed and play.
marine wildlife in northern BC that will add to your sight seeing
trip includes porpoises and white-sided
dolphins. On the rocky shores and numerous small islands,
seals and sea lions can be seen sunning themselves, while bald eagles
soar high above and swoop down to catch fish.
city of Prince
Rupert serves as the hub of the region and is busy with large
ocean freighters, ferries, fishing trawlers, cruise ships, small pleasure
crafts, fish boats and charters as they come and go. Prince Rupert
is the homeport to a number of whale watching charters that sail between
the mainland and the Queen
Charlotte Islands. These knowledgeable staffed charters supply
the experience to make your whale watching a memorable trip.