Harold Bailey from the UK who was with us the first week of September, provided the comment and picture “I feel lucky tonight”. Whale watching safari trips from the lodge include more than humpback whales and orca. The water-ways between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland abound in marine based wildlife: eagles, large variety of ducks and water fowl, white-sided dolphins, dall’s porpoise, harbour porpoise, harbour seals and of course stellar sea lions. A safari trip without viewing a majority of these is not considered a good day.
Every tour from the lodge involves wildlife viewing in this case a rather large black bear. This viewing was on a morning grizzly bear trip up Knight Inlet. We leave the lodge about eight o’clock and it takes a little over an hour to reach the grizzly watching area but along the way we frequently see black bears. This one enjoying breakfast on the beach, turning over rocks, eating barnacles or muscles, small crabs or anything that moves, as well as seaweed. This is a good-sized bear and notice the white patch on the chest it is common. “OK so we can’t all be grizzlies!” was Harold Bailey’s comment for the photo he provided from his UK was the first week of September.Visit our Blog