A visit to Sointula 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 on a luxury fishing excursion, watching for orcas at the rubbing beach, 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 to Sointula and Malcolm Island.

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 a fishing charter, get your camera or phone ready to start snapping away! While tougher to capture, you’ll want to bring your phone or camera when you visit our island’s famous whale rubbing beach as well. But you’ll have to snap fast — and maybe get a bit lucky — to capture a shot of an orca’s back breaking the surface.

Sunset on the Water

A lot less rare than a whale sighting, yet no less Insta-worthy is a shot of one of our stunning sunsets.

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. Sointula is home to some stunning sunsets that will no doubt brighten your followers’ days.

Holding Up Your Record-Breaking Catch

If you’re planning to book a luxury fishing excursion during your visit, a picture of you holding your own record-breaking catch is a great addition to your Instagram feed. 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 a 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 Snap of Our Tranquil Town

Sointula is home to some beautiful architecture, much of which has its roots in Finnish design. Take a stroll through town and snap few shots — it doesn’t take a professional eye to get a great picture of our special town. 

Sea Lions Piled on 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 make them easy to spot while you’re out on the water. Watch for these beaches while on the water on charters and ferries in the region.

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 or hotel and down to the water for a day of fishing or exploring is enough to make you grateful for your early start to the day. 

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! Whether you plan to post photos of your trip or not, make sure to take the time to document your time with your loved ones — your future self with thank you!

Capturing Instagram-Worthy Pictures of Your Visit to Sointula

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 and Malcolm Island.

Does your Instagram feed need some fresh nature snaps? That’s a great reason to start planning your next visit to Sointula! Let these travel ideas inspire you to do just that.