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Humpback Whales Leap Out Of Water Within Feet Of Guests At BC Lodge (VIDEO)

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Photo: greatbearlodge / Instagram

While it isn’t uncommon to spot an orca off the coast of BC, humpback whales are a little less common.

So, it was an extremely happy occasion over the long weekend when guests at the Great Bear Lodge got to see the graceful creatures up close and personal.

Not only were guests and staff within feet of the enormous mammals, but they got to watch them leap from the water.

“What an amazing morning – humpbacks came for breakfast! We’ve never seen them this close to the lodge before, and so fantastic to see them bubble netting,” stated the lodge on Instagram.

“Nearly as good as the whales was the reaction of our guide, @Marlosha, who was pretty excited! The guests didn’t mind being woken up for this.”

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The Great Bear Lodge is an incredible place to view grizzly bears in BC’s beautiful backyard. Located 50 miles by air from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, it is an ideal place to explore the wilderness.

What’s more, this fully self-contained floating lodge offers the ideal location to view these massive bruins. The lodge has eight bedrooms as well as a cozy common area.  Interestingly, it was even used by the BBC to shoot a tv series.

In addition, visitors will delight in harbour seal pups swimming in the area, as well as an array of water fowl. Wildlife such as wolves, black bears, river otters, pine martens, mink, and bald eagles are also viewable close to the lodge.

Of course, visitors may add humpbacks to that list, too.


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