Dock Talk

West Coast Wildlife

Canadian Princess Resort - July 24, 2013

Fishing off the west coast of Vancouver Island has its perks.  Humpback and Gray whales, sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles and recently even Orca whales are spotted on our fishing trips.  The other day a group of playful porpoises swam along the bow of the Nootka Princess when they were heading out to their fishing grounds.  Skipper Lynette got a video of it.  Click here to watch it on our Facebook page.

Although it is likely that you will witness some amazing wildlife while on a fishing charter with the Canadian Princess Resort; it is a sure thing when you book a Whale Watching trip.  This summer has been phenomenal for wildlife watching.  We have had humpback whales swim right up and under the boat.  We’ve experienced numerous visits from pods of transient Orca whales.  Not to mention the usual visits to sea lion rock, observing the playful (and powerful) Stellar and California sea lions. 

These Whale Watching tours also take you on a cruise through the Broken Group Islands.  This large cluster of islands is protected as part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Your cabin cruiser will take you through the protected waters of the islands and inlets, viewing the bald eagles and marine life that call these islands home.  A trip to the Broken Group Islands is a MUST on any Ucluelet adventure holiday.

Robert Findlay experienced this west coast wonderland while he was fishing aboard the Chinook Princess.  Robert caught both a salmon and halibut.  It was the first halibut he had ever caught and it weighed 22lbs-09oz.  It was the Catch of the Day.  Beginners luck?  Good job!

All of our Delta Cruisers and Boston Whaler Outrages have been going out daily with some all-day and afternoon trips too.  There are Whale Watching tours going out daily with departure times available in both the morning and the afternoon.  Just talk to the staff at the Front Desk to book your west coast wildlife adventure.

Tight Lines!

Amy