Happiest of birthdays to Lewis! The big 3-1 this year and I can’t believe that a YEAR ago we were in Whistler! Where on earth has the last year gone? Seriously, this year has gone so freaked fast that before I knew it it was Lew’s birthday and I needed to figure out something awesome to do to ring in this new year for him!
Lew’s parents reached out and wanted to book something fun for us to do for his special day. One thought they had was to book a kayaking or stand up paddle boarding excursion around Vancouver, which would have be amazing! We looked into that for a while and then I remembered that Lew has said that he would love to go whale watching!! So we booked a tour with Vancouver Whale Watch and had the best time out on the water! We spent his actual birthday in Penticton visiting friends and then we surprised him with this epic gift for the following week! I was crossing my fingers that we would see a whale and was so nervous we wouldn’t! One of the great things with Vancouver Whale Watch is that they guarantee that you see a whale! If you don’t spot one on your trip you get to come back for FREE until you do! How amazing is that?
Within 30 minutes of being on the water and making our way out towards the Gulf Islands we spotted whales in the distance! It was such a thrill and so fun to be a part of this excited group of people all jumping for joy! We spent around 40 mins with two humpback whales who were circling around and under our boat. This was such a privilege. As a rule tours can’t go within a 100 feet of the whales, only the whales are allowed to bridge that distance if they want. They were as intrigued with us as we were of them! We then spotted two more humpbacks, seals, sea lions, and lots of eagles! Honestly one of the funnest adventures we’ve been on and would highly recommend to all our friends and family! Check out some photos we got below and be sure to join us on our next adventure by following along on Instagram @kirstynandlewis and on YouTube!