Scott Hocking

Surf’s Up!!

Here is a video of some Dall’s Porpoise that joined us on a recent trip to Columbia Glacier.  It was a large pod and they kept up with our boat for quite some time! Ancient Greeks considered dolphins and porpoises surfing the wakes of their ships as a good omen and I have to agree.  Bring on the sunshine and the whales, it’s going to be a great kayak season!

Scott Hocking

Typical Humpback Behavior


Peer into the mouth of a humpback whale… our clients did on a recent trip to Columbia Glacier! This humpback displayed some awesome feeding behaviors right in front of our boat on the way back from a Columbia Glacier Day Trip.  First, he set some bubble nets. Whales do this by diving below a school of fish or krill and then blowing bubbles in a circle around their prey.  Then, the humpback did a behavior called lunging, diving up through the school of fish with his mouth open and scooping up his dinner on the way.  That’s a lot of work for a mouthful!