Whale Watching, Vancouver CA... what lenses to take ?

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Whale Watching, Vancouver CA... what lenses to take ?


I may have the opportunity to be on a Whale Watching boat ride in Vancouver.

Since I will be travelling on a budget airline to Canada I am trying to keep the baggage to minimum.

Initially I was thinking just taking the R6 + RF 24-105L + 430EX Speedlite but that was when Whale Watching was not in the itinerary. The R6 + RF 24-105L + Speedlite will fit easily in a Mirrorless Mover 30i and is unobtrusive and easy carry.

I can rent longer lenses such as RF 100-400 or EF 100-400 L II but just wanted to know from people in the know that do I need to make space for a longer lens ? Having seen some of the videos on YouTube about those tours seems like a 100-400 may not even be necessary as the boats go pretty close.

I could bring the RF 24-240 which will give me more reach but that lens is not weather sealed.

Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions please ?

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