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Transient Killer Whales & Splitfin the Humpback Whale

August 19, 2018

Today was a great day on the water. We had reports of orcas just a few minutes from the harbour when we left the dock. Shortly after leaving the harbour on our 10 am trip, we encountered a well known group of Bigg’s killer whales, the T10s. The whales traveled along the coast of Albert […]

A Month In Port Renfrew

July 25, 2018

As I sit in reflection on our last month here in Port Renfrew, I can’t stop the smile on my face. What is a tour out here really like? What are we seeing? My first thoughts are that it centers you. Brings you back to nature in a way you don’t expect. From the breathtaking […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Humpback Whale, Sea Otter, Seals & Sea Lions

May 13, 2018

What a glorious morning to be celebrating Mother’s Day here in Victoria! The air was warm and the sun was shining as we left our James Bay dock. As we passed Ogden Point, all the Captains in the fleet split up to search the waters of the Salish Sea. Captain Liz whisked us away to […]

Whale Watching Promotion for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2018

Moms are the best. On May 13th, we want to show our love and appreciation by giving them 50% off whale watching tours. Just show up (or better: call 250.800.3747 in advance and make a reservation to make sure we have seats left) and embark on an adventure of a lifetime filled with “oooh” and “wow” […]

OS Scholarship Winner Ciara Verstraete: #SaveOurOceans

March 30, 2018

The pursuit of education, knowledge, and compassion is everlasting. At Orca Spirit, it’s imperative to get the word out about the magical orca whales, humpbacks, sea lions, seals, and all the marine life living off the coast of British Columbia. That’s why we’re so proud to introduce the very first winner of the Whale Watcher’s Scholarship, […]

Our Future Whale Watchers Scholarship – 1st Place

March 6, 2018

We were so lucky to receive so many great entries for our first ever Whale Watchers Scholarship! We understand that the pursuit of education and knowledge will lead to better solutions in the future and we want to help students afford the costs of attending post-secondary education. We opened up the scholarship to students in […]

Our Future Whale Watchers Scholarship – 2nd Place

February 27, 2018

Our Whale Watchers Scholarship competition was a great success with entries from many different students who had a passion for the ocean and it’s wildlife. We asked all participants to answer the question: WHAT PRACTICAL CHANGES CAN PEOPLE MAKE TO ENSURE THAT CANADIAN OCEANS ARE A SAFER PLACE FOR WHALES? The result? Our second finalist […]

Our Future Whale Watchers Scholarship Contest – 3rd Place

February 20, 2018

We love helping raise awareness and giving back to the community, and this year we started our first ever Whale Watchers Scholarship! We understand that the pursuit of education and knowledge will lead to better solutions in the future, and want to help students to be able to afford the costs of attending post-secondary education. […]

Celebrating Family Day

February 11, 2018

As we approach Family Day in British Columbia, here at Orca Spirit, we cannot help but think of the amazing families of whales we are so fortunate to spend time with on our local waters. Killer whales are a species that display some of the strongest family bonds witnessed in the animal kingdom. We can […]

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