Orca Sightings (Killer whales)

Come watch killer whales (orca) right from the front of  Beachside Garden B & B with a glass of wine in your hand!  We are very fortunate to have orca sightings – killer whales swimming in the ocean in front of our house.  So far, the sightings (by us, and a couple of our guests) include:

  • February 13 & 14, 2014 – 6 orcas
  • September 19, 2013 – 3 orcas
  • August 31, 2013 – 1 orca
  • May 9, 2013 – 6 – 8 orcas
  • March 24, 2013 – we spotted 3 orcas , neighbors spotted 6
  • March 23, 2012 – 8 orcas
  • July 10, 2011 – 3 orcas
  • June 14, 2011 – 2 orcas
  • May, 28, 2011 – 3 orcas
  • April 15, 2011 – 9 orcas (1 0r 2 pods)

The following images of the orca whales that frequent our area were captured by our neighbour Peter Scott.

Orca 1, Beachside Garden B&B  (courtesy: Peter Scott)

 

Orca – 2, Beachside Garden B & B  (courtesy Peter Scott)

 

Orca – 3, Beachside Garden B & B  (courtesy Peter Scott)

 

Did you know: Killer whales are one of the fastest marine mammals.  They can reach the speed of over 30 knots (56 km/hr). To travel quickly, killer whales leap out of the water when swimming, a behaviour known as porpoising. – from Wikipedia

Did you know: The dorsal fin of a male killer whale is twice the size of the female’s.  The male’s dorsal fin is more of an elongated triangle, whereas the female’s is shorter and more curve. – from Wikipedia

Did you know: The life span of wild female killer whales averages 50 years, with a maximum of 80 – 90 years.  Wild males live around 29 years on average, with a maximum of 50 – 60 years. – from Wikipedia

Killer whales porpoising (source: Wikipedia)

Dorsal fin of a male killer whale (source: Wikipedia)

If you are interested in combining your stay with us with a 3 – 4 hours Whale Watching and Marine Eco-tour, as our valued guests, we can arrange the tour for you with a discount from the normal pricing.