Monday, October 26, 2015

Five People Confirmed Dead - Whale Watching Tofino

Huffpost reports that five people have been confirmed dead in the boating accident on the west coast of the Island.

The 20 metre vessel Leviathan II which is operated by Jamies Whaling Station capzised off Vargas Island in the Clayoquot Sound yesterday while on a whale watching tour.

There were 27 people on board the vessel, 21 people have been rescued, 5 have been confirmed dead and 1 is still missing.

The community of Tofino is shocked by the incident and have rallied to do what they can including volunteering themselves and their boats in the search effort and providing food and comfort for the survivors.

According to the company's website the Leviathan II was described as:

Whale Watching - In Comfort
Depart from our marina in Tofino and cruise through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound. Watch whales in their natural environment from the comfort of our 65ft covered cruiser vessel; the 'Leviathan II'. Our 3 decks offer excellent views and allow you the option of sitting inside or outside. We are able to accommodate up to 46 passengers with lots of space left over to move around the vessel.

We offer complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate on board as well as warm fleece blankets to keep you warm and cozy. The 'Leviathan II' offers a great experience for the entire family.

  • 65 feet/20 metres
  • inside heated seating
  • outside open seating
  • outside covered seating
  • washroom
  • snack bar & liquor licensed
  • complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea
  • full commentary by naturalists
  • fully licensed crew
  • Transport Canada Certified Vessels
Photo: Jamies Whaling Station


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