Whale Watching Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tour
6-8 hour boat tour into the Broughton Archipelago off northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Traditional Territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw People, for killer whale and humpback whale watching, beautiful scenery of the Archipelago and other wildlife like black bears, dolphins, sea otters, eagles and more.
4 guests maximum!
The Broughton Archipelago tour off the northern part of Vancouver Island in British Columbia is trimmed towards whale watching. There is an excellent chance to watch killer whales (orcas), humpback whales, black bears, eagles, sea lions and much more. We will spend all day in First Nations Territory, it is a magic place with hundreds of little islands and passages.
This tour is a little bit shorter than the Knight Inlet tour, mainly because we don't have to travel as far. While we have a rough outline for the day, we will create the tour depending on the interests and cooperation of the wildlife.
No wildlife sightings can be guaranteed (expect nothing and be happily surprised). While the Broughton tour is fairly protected, I do not recommend it for pregnant women or guests with back problems. I never had anyone getting seasick on my boat. I operate only in protected waters, not the open ocean.
Nothing I can guarantee but that I will do everything in my power to make it the best day of your life (at least one of them - lol).
A "typical day" on the Broughton Archipelago
wildlife & scenery photo tour:
This photography tour is similar to our Knight Inlet tour with the big difference that we don't have to travel as far but only have a small chance to see grizzly bears. We will decide together what the best time will be to leave the B&B, depending on sightings the days before, tides, weather and if you prefer to leave early or later.
Our main focus will be clearly on whales, dolphins and birds.
Depending on the season we have excellent chances to photograph the northern resident killer whales, with some luck maybe even some transient orcas. We normally also see a good "bunch" of Humpback whales. Humpback whales are coming back to this area in very healthy numbers and we actually have not had a tour yet without seeing humpback whales. We also have enough time to search for dolphins. They move around a lot so we must be patient but we know in which areas they normally hang out and we will do our best to find them.
With a bit of luck, we might run into a pod of pacific-white-sided dolphins, always a treat and lots of fun, no matter if you trying to get good photographs or if you just want to enjoy them.
While cruising through the beautiful Broughton Archipelago, we will keep our eyes open for other marine wildlife like sea lions, seals and different kinds of birds. We will also spend some time watching and photographing bald eagles, which we have plenty of in the area.
We also will be checking some beaches and hopefully find black bears foraging along the tideline. The amazing scenery and waterfalls are a "nice bonus".
This photography tour is posted with a duration of 8 hours. It always depends on you as well as on the wildlife but we want to allow enough time to stay out if "things" are happening on the water.
This is not a typical photography teaching photo workshop. Rolf will have plenty of time to talk about your questions, he will share his experience as well as tips and tricks around photography. He also will make sure you get the best shots possible, but the day is too busy for a typical "photography workshop."