Orcas in clear water. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was in the water watching striped marlin and sea lions hunting a bait ball of fish, when the captain shouted at us to get back on the boat, there were orcas nearby. Over the years we’ve considered doing a trip in Norway’s cold arctic waters trying to get a peak at some orcas, but had always put it off, so the thought of seeing them in Mexico didn’t even cross my mind.
Last year we went to Mexico to test out the possibility of running a trip there. We had 3 days in the water filled with striped marlin, sea lions and this. As these two swam by, I had such a feeling of intensity and respect. These are the ocean’s top predators. They can hunt whales and great white sharks. Highly intelligent, and extremely capable, and yet they’ve never hurt a human in the wild. One of the juveniles came over to check us out, and this giant male (top) paid me no attention as he swam past. I could even see the barnacles (picked up in cold waters) on their fins and tail as they passed by. We are running another trip to mexico this november 12-18 (orcas not guaranteed) to swim with marlins, sea-lions and to see what else we can find in the great blue desert. The ocean is full of unexpected surprises, vibrant with life and animals of all kinds struggling to survive and produce the next generation of their kind. Shoot us a message or head over to our website if you’re interested.