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Hi guys,
everybody looking good tonight!! When leaving vancouver, on serenade of the seas, does anybody know about johnstone strait and is there a good chance of seeing whales there? Was planning to be out on deck and looking for these whales, with camera and binoculars in hand.
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Northbound you pass through Johnstone Strait in the middle of the night. Southbounds see it in the daylight and whales are common, particularly orca.
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I am up about 30 mins before the posted dawn time on the northbound. The orcas may be "common", but clearly not even 25% of my trips have seen them. And I am an Avid looker, spending most all my time out on deck, and know the areas, most people are not.

On the southbound, in the past, HAL and Carnival did detour to Robson Bight, a "big" handing out area for the orcas, "rubbing rocks". But NCL and RCI never has and Princess, is hit or miss. This is only my on my sailings. A good pair of WIDE angle binoculars are necessary. You need that extra field of view, the area is vast.
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Hi karen16,
thanks, ill just have to keep looking when we get there.
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Hi guys,
everybody looking good tonight!! When leaving Vancouver, on serenade of the seas, does anybody know about johnstone strait and is there a good chance of seeing whales there? Was planning to be out on deck and looking for these whales, with camera and binoculars in hand.

From what I have read , most cruise ships pass thru Johnston Strait in the middle of the night .
This helps with their schedules for port times. Most cruise ships from Seattle don't use the Johnston Strait , as they can't make the proper tide .

http://www.avidcruiser.com/albert/

If you read capt Ablert's Blog , he explains the reasons.
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