As May swiftly disappears, I’m amazed to find that another winter season has faded away, with summer’s excitement nipping at its heels. Grey, humpback, and orca whales are already busily feeding off our coastline, and clumsily adorable baby black bears are emerging from the forest to explore the seafood treats revealed at low tide.
With the return and re-awakening of local wildlife, comes the anticipation of another familiar presence on the water. Our ultra-fast, exceedingly comfortable 36-passenger catamaran Nanuq has spent most of the winter away, getting a slight facelift to make her even more efficient in the local conditions. She is currently receiving the finishing touches, and will be returning to Tofino shortly, to join Wasco in running tours for West Coast Aquatic Safaris.
None are more excited than myself for her triumphant return, as I spent all last season acting as lead naturalist on Nanuq, and cannot wait to return to the water and wildlife aboard her once again. And so, with the knowledge that it is only a matter of days until I feel the salty wind on my face, and see that delightfully familiar puff of whale breath on the horizon, I wish Nanuq a safe voyage home, and look forward to seeing you all aboard her very soon!