Watch Above: Courtesy of RCM SAR.
They have seen lots of seals, lots of porpoises and the odd whale, but they’ve never seen a sight quite like this one.
About five Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCM SAR) volunteers were out on the water in southern Howe Sound, between Fisherman’s Cove and Bowen Island, on Thursday night, when hundreds of dolphins surrounded their boat.
Jumping and playing on the waves, keeping up with their boat, the dolphins seemed to come out of nowhere.
“We saw a splash and then hundreds of dolphins were around us,” said deputy station leader Ian Grantham in an email interview.
“They were jumping and travelling in a group and playing in our wake and riding the bow wave. They were around us for about 10 [to] 15 mins and then turned and headed north up Howe Sound towards Squamish,” added Grantham. “Truly a pretty neat…