ORION CHARTERS - WHALES
We see either Humpback Whales or ORCA Whales approximately 75% of the days out fishing. Often the Whales will surface very near the boat. ORCA's are usually in pods of several to 10 or 20 whales. Humpback Whales are usually alone, or a cow with several calves. In 1997 there was a "Mega Pod" of ORCA Whales reported off Montague island with approximately 100 Whales present. We witnessed approximately 30 to 40 ORCA's in one pod on July 4, 1997.
During the 2000 season there was a massive school Humpback Whales offshore that easily surpassed 100. The Whales remained in the same general area for several weeks during July. We also witnessed several "Finback Whales" this year.
Humpback Whale Tail Off Knight island
Female ORCA Whales In Port Fidalgo, Off Goose Island
Humpback Whale and Calf off Hitchenbrook Island
Humpback Whale feeding on Herring off Hitchenbrook Island 2003
Halibut On, Montague Island in Background ORCA Whale surfaces near boat while Halibut fishing
Large Male ORCA off Montague Island
Dave & Frieda Wiley
P.O. Box 3577
Valdez, AK 99686
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This page was last updated on 10/06/06.