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Fish, Fish, Fish!

Charters
Jul 21

This spring and early summer has brought so many gems for many to see. From the big marine mammals down to the smaller creatures in our eco-system. Here is a picture of a large school of anchovies that were seen from our docks. This species is a bait fish that many other animals feed on. Some examples being the Harbour Seals, Otters, Humpbacks and Salmon.

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School of Anchovies

We also noticed that there were some very small fish, upon taking a sample and consulting with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Research team we are excited to discover that what we found was a late larval Northern Anchovy. Each year the marine diversity in Howe Sound is growing. It is very exciting to watch it happen right before our eyes.

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Northern Anchovy Larval

Today we have a big school of Pink Salmon just off the entrance to the marina and many onlookers are enjoying watching our local seal Oreo and her newest offspring chase and catch their dinner. Salmon Fishing in the Vancouver area is hot! With three species of salmon (Coho, Chinook and Pinks) now swimming and feeding in our waters now is a good time to wet the line and catch some fresh salmon for the BBQ. Rent a boat or hire a guide excellent salmon fishing grounds are just minutes from our dock. http://www.sewellsmarina.com/fishing-charters/

 

Transient Orcas in Howe Sound

Jun 23

Howe Sound is in an amazing state of rebound this year, with a massive herring spawn enhancing the health of the ecosystem.This is the most successful herring spawn in more than 100 years, which has allowed for spring Chinook salmon fishing, and has attracted many pods of transient orcas into the sound. Yesterday a pod of T65A orcas were spotted in Collingwood Channel between Gambier Island and Bowen Island in the afternoon.

Get outside and explore what this beautiful part of the world has to offer! Please don’t forget to respect the animals and keep 100m away.

Have a look at the BC Cetacean Sightings Network for guidelines about how to reduce the impact of your vessel on marine animals.

For help identifying species, have a look at Wild Whales identification page!

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5 Things to know when renting a boat

Vancouver Boat Rentals
Jun 19

Renting a boat in Vancouver is easy and a ton of fun for family and friends.

1. The Renter needs to be 21 years of age or older and carry a mobile telephone

2. Bring a valid piece of identification with a credit card (Visa, M/C, or Amex) available for a $500 pre-authorization

3. Bring some friends or family with you, memories are better when shared.

4. Don’t forget the camera, sunscreen and some snacks

5. Bring your sense of adventure and get out and be with nature in Howe Sound one of North America’s southern most fjords

The beauty and peacefulness of renting a boat in Vancouver is a unique experience and a wonderful way to spend the day.