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Old 09-27-2011
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Orca etiquette

One of the things we're looking forward to on moving to BC is the prospect of seeing some of the local wildlife up close (and I'm not talking about the results of the Canicks losing the finals...).

But, I'm mindful that you should do things a certain way around orcas and other cetaceans if you want to get close to them (such as tapping on the hull of your kayak if you're in one, or perhaps letting them come to you, rather than the other way around). Are there similar things that a yachtie can do to alert them to our presence, and are there any laws or other rules that one should observe?

Thanks!

Last edited by Armchairsailor2; 09-27-2011 at 08:11 AM. Reason: To avoid sounding like a complete tourist/ idiot
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