Category Archives: orca

breaching of three Humpback whales and more aboard the Nautilus Swell Aug 2011

As a student, (North Vancouver, B.C.), interning aboard the Nautilus Swell Liveaboard has been a remarkable experience; My position aboard the Swell is as a deckhand and galley assistant, on a daily basis there are astonishing advantages to interning with … Continue reading

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This Boat is Beautiful – the Crew have been Unbelievable..

Guest comments – May 1, 2011 Repositioning trip – Port Hardy to Ketchikan – Nautilus Swell Julie – The boat is beautiful – I’ve been on for less than 24 hours – the crew have been unbelievable. Craig – Seven … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log April 23-25 The Wall never ceases to amaze

Underway from Port Hardy  for Browning Pass and we are heading straight into the setting Sun as we head up Goletas Channel, last night as we headed in we had guests taking some outstanding shot or the sunset heading in. … Continue reading

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My First Night Dive – Inseparable Mixture of Fascination, Frustration, Disorientation and Completely Enthralled

So I’m sitting in the wheelhouse of the Swell, overlooking Browning Pass on a beautiful, calm, sunny (still a little chilly!) day…it doesn’t get much better than this.  I’ve been in Mexico on the Nautilus Explorer all winter, and while … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log – A Friendly Octopus – April 17, 2011 – Browning Pass

With an evening departure last night from Port Hardy we were underway for Browning Pass at 1940 hours. Just as we cleared Hardie Bay we were escorted up Goletas Channel by about 8 – 12 Orcas that crossed in front … Continue reading

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