“It was a slow day,” our guide said as we departed our whale watching tour.
It was cool because we did see some whales, seals and an otter but I guess I really wanted to see a whale breech. A pod of whales was seen the day before. It’s nature and it’s unpredictable so maybe next time we’ll be luckier. We didn’t see any resident orcas but we saw humpbacks.
We booked this tour with Prince of Whales. I was pretty nervous because we were going on small inflatable boat and had to wear a flotation suit (I’m afraid of water). I also had a fever and was pretty sick and took a ton of Tylenol and pseudoephedrine to get through this. I was very worried I’d get sea sick, I didn’t. The waters were pretty calm.
I don’t remember my seat mate, he was a really nice guy teaching in the UK. He was really great at spotting whales and was really funny too. We all agreed that observing with your eyes is a better experience than looking through a camera.
This was another first for me besides seeing whales, 5 years ago I would have chosen the larger more stable boat. The goal of taking a swim class worked, just wanted to feel okay enough in a life vest or flotation suit and I did.
We walked alway thinking it was ok but it was a slow whale day after all.