A visit to Sointula Lodge is a great chance to disconnect and get back to nature for a few days. But while it’s good to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life, work, and responsibilities, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to share your experience with others on social media.
Whether you’re casting a line, spotting wildlife in the water and onshore, exploring the island, or relaxing in the hot tub after a long day, you’ll find no shortage of Instagram-worthy shots just waiting to be taken around every corner. Here are just a few of the pictures you won’t want to miss on your next visit.
A Whale’s Tail Breaching the Surface
One of the most iconic shots you can take on your visit to British Columbia is a whale’s tail breaking the surface of the tranquil waters. Thought to be a method of communication, the majestic flip of a tail is a rare and special sight.
If you’re lucky enough to spot a whale during your Wildlife Excursion or even during a Fishing Excursion, get your camera or phone ready to start snapping away!
Sunset on the Dock
A lot less rare than a whale sighting,, yet no less Insta-worthy, is a shot of one of our stunning sunsets, as seen from our dock.
Make it a point each evening of your trip to pause for a moment to enjoy the brilliant oranges and reds as the sun dips into a blue and green horizon.
Holding Up Your Record-Breaking Catch
Whether it’s your very first catch, your largest, or just like hundreds of others you’ve made in the past, the excitement of reeling in a fish never quite goes away. In the heat of the moment, capturing a picture of your beaming smile as you hold up your catch is easy to forget. But remember to have your guide, a friend, or loved one take a picture of you is a great way to capture the feeling at that moment that you’ll love to look back on for years to come.
Shots of Your Friend Reeling in a Big Catch
Just as worth capturing as a picture of your catch once it’s on the boat is the fight to reel it in in the first place.
Do your family and travel companions a favor and remember to take a few pictures of them as they reel in a catch or two. And maybe remind them to do the same for you! Of course, if you want to stay hands-free and still get a close-up, you can always put a GoPro to use to capture your big catch.
A Photo With Your Guide
Our incredible staff is a big part of what makes a visit to Sointula Lodge so special. If you’re enjoying your time with your guide, don’t forget to take a picture with him or her before you leave.
Sea Lions Piled Upon a Remote Beach
Sea lions piled up on rocky, remote beaches is another iconic image that the region is known for. These creatures are as fun to watch as they are to photograph.
Steller sea lion males can weigh up to 2,500 pounds. Their large size, loud calls, and tendency to pile on top of one another makes them easy to spot while you’re out on the water.
Morning Mist Rising Off the Water
Whether you’re a morning person or not, the sight of the mist rising off the water as you make your way out of your cabin and down the dock for a day of fishing or exploring is enough to make you grateful for your early start to the day.
A Decadent Plate of Fresh Seafood With the Beach in the Background
Everyone loves a good food shot. And when you capture a picture or two of a decadent plate of fresh seafood as you dine on a remote beach on the Beach Bistro day of your trip, you’ll certainly cause at least a few jealous looks on your Instagram page.
You’ll already have plenty of natural light, so mind your shadows and take your picture quickly so you can get back to enjoying the delicious food in front of you!
Posing with Your Friends and Loved Ones on the Trip of a Lifetime
Perhaps the most important pictures to take during your trip are some of you and your family or friends together.
Capturing Instagram-Worthy Pictures of Your Visit to Sointula Lodge
From shots of the wildlife to a snap of you holding up the best catch of your trip, you’ll enjoy no shortage of picture-perfect moments during your visit to Sointula Lodge.
If you want to level up your picture-taking game ahead of your visit, check out these wildlife photography tips next.