Rob Maguire was travelling from the Gulf Islands to Tsawwassen when he witnessed a natural phenomena as close to 1,000 dolphins came alongside a ferry on Thursday afternoon.
On the leg between Galiano Island and Tsawwassen the BC Ferries crew alerted passengers to the pod of orcas off the side of the boat.
The dolphins stayed alongside the ferry for about three minutes before fading into the distance, Maguire says. Even though it was a short amount of time, the effect of seeing such natural beauty was lasting.
“It was a pretty quiet ferry ride until the dolphins turned up because no one was really talking to one another,” he says. “But afterwards everyone was abuzz, strangers were talking with strangers and getting to know one another.”