It was a rare sighting for many travellers aboard a B.C. Ferries vessel today — a large pod of dolphins were seen swimming along a ferry for a second day in a row.

BC Ferries traveller Henry Irizawa captured this stunning display of dolphins swimming alongside the boat he was travelling on from Nanaimo to Vancouver Tuesday morning.

“Escorted by 200 dolphins on the 8:25 am BC Ferry to Horseshoe Bay on my way to Rogers Arena,” Irizawa wrote on Facebook. “Wow!”

While there are resident dolphins in the Strait of Georgia, larger pods are more commonly seen in the open waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Escorted by 200 dolphins on the 8:25 am BC Ferry to Horseshoe Bay on my way to Rogers Arena. Wow!

Posted by Henry Irizawa on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 

On Monday, travellers aboard another BC Ferries vessel had a similar experience:

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