Dag Goering and Maria Coffey, owners of the adventure travel company Hidden Places, take their guests all over the world for amazing experiences in the outdoors. But they've just had one of the most dramatic encounters of their lives, right on their own doorstep in British Columbia! When Dag spotted killer whales in the distance, he and Maria paddled out by SUP and kayak. They hugged the shore, watching the whales from about 100 yards away. The whales seemed excited, doing tail slaps on the surface. Then they dove, and disappeared for a few minutes.
Dag pointed at a swirl close to his board, and suddenly the water around him erupted, as the four whales chased a baby seal right up to the shore. They were thrashing about, throwing up a big wake, and in the melee Dag caught a few glimpses of the seal. If you watch the video closely, you can see the seal in a final tail slap. Eventually the seal disappeared and the whales slowly left the bay.
Camera: Maria Coffey
Paddle Boarder: Dag Goering
Date: August 29, 2015