Humpback Whales Video Gallery:
After having been hunted to only 10% of their original numbers, humpback whales have begun a remarkable recovery and are again gracing our coastline regularly. Our trips often feature humpbacks in addition to killer whales (orca). Guests (and crew) wonder at the mammal's enourmous size, incredible acrobatics and often curious demeanor. At times, they repeatedly lunge at the surface, exposing the front third of the body as they capture their prey. Frequently, humpbacks create clouds or "nets" of bubbles underwater to corral their prey; such maneuvers often end with the whale's mouth wide open above the surface, the coarse black baleen and pink palate plainly showing.