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2019 / 05 / 29
A Blue Whale At Last!… by René Roy
I finally encountered my first large rorqual of the season! And it was about time: I had already travelled 240 nautical miles (about 445 km) in the span of three outings. On Thursday, May 23, I made y...
2018 / 06 / 22
A History of Fidelity… by René Roy
Friday, June 8: after being notified of 3 blue whales purportedly present in the Gaspé region, I decide to head there, despite the forecasts for relatively strong winds. With winds at least as strong...
2018 / 01 / 09
The humpbacks of Mazatlan… by René Roy
Thursday, January 4, 2018: while a weather bomb is pummelling Quebec, I have an appointment at 7:30 in the morning with Oscar Guzon of Onca Explorations in Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I ...
2017 / 07 / 26
A great show in Gaspesie… by René Roy
When you take a whale-watching trip, you need to be lucky to observe a breaching session. To watch two such shows from two different humpbacks in a single afternoon is nothing less than a privilege. O...
2017 / 06 / 02
The Beauty of New Life… by René Roy
The month of May is a bit chilly out on the water and windows of favourable weather are somewhat narrower than they are in summer. We need an extra push to set sail this early in the season. For me, w...
2017 / 05 / 15
Exciting First Outing of the Spring… by René Roy
On Friday, May 5, I made my first trip out to sea of the 2017 season. Usually I make this inaugural trip in the Gaspé-Percé region, which is a great area to observe whales arriving from their long m...
2016 / 11 / 07
Revelation of the Year: Mingan Humpbacks in my Backyard!… by René Roy
I didn't suspect that I would close out the 2016 season with so many humpback sightings in the Estuary...
2016 / 10 / 06
Autumn: an awesome season if you don’t mind the cold and want to see blue whales… by René Roy
In the Lower Estuary, it seems that fall is the best time to observe blue whales. Compared to other species, these whales always seem to be the last to return to the Estuary in decent numbers, at leas...
2016 / 09 / 30
Analysis of a Trip Out to See the Giants… by René Roy
When searching for large rorquals, just because you have a good boat and you head to a known offshore feeding area doesn't mean that you're guaranteed success...
2016 / 09 / 09
Return of Blanco… by René Roy
Having nearly come full circle back to our starting point in Matane, I see in the rays of the setting sun a large spout far in the distance...