Thrilling encounter as pod of Killer Whales visit Moray coast

Pod of six Killer Whales encountered off the Moray coast this week.
Pod of six Killer Whales encountered off the Moray coast this week. (Pic: North 58 Sea Adventures)

A TELEPHONE CALL led to an amazing encounter with a pod of Killer Whales on the Moray Firth this week.

The call arrived at the Findhorn HQ of North 58 Sea Adventures reporting that the Whales had been sighted off Burghead.

It was the same pod of Whales that were reported last week and again earlier this week off St Johns Point. The pod had been from Duncansby Head have earlier been seen heading in that direction from the west side of Stroma on the Pentland Firth.

On Monday a call to North 58 came in from Alan Aire, Moray sightings coordinator for the Sea Watch Foundation, the group who continually monitor the number and location of whales and dolphins along our coastline. North 58’s Pippa Lowe said: “After receiving the call that they were in our area we went out to witness these incredible animals, wild and free.

“We encountered the pod at around 8pm and they did not disappoint – we had an incredible encounter with one bull, three females, a juvenile and a calf. This was the same pod that was seen off Caithness las Tuesday and again on Sunday, identified as animals that winter off Iceland.

“We would like to thank Alan, Adele, Steve and the rest of the Sea Watch team for their incredible direction to the pod, which allowed us to capture some wonderful images and identify the pod. The Moray Firth is an incredible place!”

North 58 run trips into the Moray Firth seven days a week from March to November, with everything provided for adventurous individuals including all-weather gear, life jackets and, of course, the experience and knowledge of the crew.

Trips sail from the Findhorn Marina – for full details visit North 58 Sea Adventures online.