Reply To: Orcas in Howe Sound

Maureen Benzon

It was pretty cool. We saw the group of about 6 boats and knew immediately why so paddled over to join them. There were also numerous people on shore, who probably had a better view. The whale watching boats were very respectful and approached slowly and kept their distance. Some of the power boats approached too fast but also kept their distance. Only 1 SUP approached too close. We need to remember that even if we are silent, they are still aware of our presence and we need to keep away. I find it very difficult to judge distance on the water, but keeping the same distance as the whale watchers seems ok, and try not to surround them. We want them to keep coming back!