Captain’s Blog

News & Events

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales, Seals & More

June 10, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was a beautiful, calm morning to set out on the water. We began our search by heading east out of Victoria Harbour, to the Chain Islands. As we arrived, the first things we saw were the birds – many species of gull, pigeon guillemots, rhinoceros auklets, and cormorants. Many of the cormorants […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown with Orca Spirit!

February 1, 2019

It’s that time a year again! Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown is back and full of amazing things to do right here in Victoria on the weekends of Feb 22-24 and March 1-3. Thousands of people flock to our city every year to experience the amazing food, craft beer, breathtaking wildlife and spectacular […]

Whale Watchers Scholarship 2018 Contest – 3rd Place

December 28, 2018

This is our second year of our whale watchers’ scholarship in order to raise awareness and give back to the community. As we said last year, 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 […]

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 […]

Watching Whales & More In Victoria On Mother’s Day

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 […]

Social

Instagram

Tags

aboriginal peopleAboriginal People BCaquariumsbald eaglesBamfieldBC west coastBC whale watchingbe a touristbear watchingbehaviourbigg's killer whalesblack bearBlackberryBlackfishbreedingBritish Columbia Whale Watchingcalifornia sea lionscalvescanada daycaptain mickcaptivitycareerscoast salishCorey VinkCorkycruise adventuresCruiser TourCruiser whale watching toursDall's porpoiseDawn Brancheaudealsdivingdolphinsecholocationelephant sealsFamous Killer Whalesfamous orcafeedingfeeding & foragingfirst nationsfood chainGlobal Ghost Geargrannygray whalegreat white sharksgrey whaleHarbour AirHarbour porpoisehuman encounters with killer whaleshumans and orcashumpback whalehumpback whalesIkaikiinteresting sh!*InvisibiliaJ PodJ-2J-Pod namesJ-Pod resident orcasJim DarlingK PodKasatkakiller whale factskiller whale vs great white sharkskiller whaleskiller whales huntingkiller whales in the wildL Podl pod orcaslpod orcasLuna the Whalelunge feedingMickMick Millermigration patternsminke whalenatural habitatnaturalistNootka SoundNorthern Elephant Sealnorwegian cruise lineoldest killer whale on earthOrcaOrca Adventuresorca attacks sharkorca communicationorca encountersorca familiesorca feeding habitsorca historyorca kayak videoorca languageorca lessonsOrca photographyOrca SpiritOrca Spirit Naturalistsorca whaleorca whale encountersOrca whale fightOrca Whale Toursorca whalesorcasorcas and humansorcas and peopleorcas in captivityorcas in whytecliff parkorcas of j-podPacific Salmon Press releasePorpoises Vs. Dolphinsport renfrewrace rocksrace rocks ecological reserveRace Rocks LighthouseRachael Merrettresident j-pod orcasresident orcasResident orcas of J-Podresident whalesresidentsresidents orcassalmonscholarshipsea ottersea otterssealionsealsSeaWorldSeaworld OrlandoSeaworld San DiegoSheenah DuclosSightingssouthern resident killer whalesSpringerstaff profilesstellar sea lionssteller sea lionsSummer Whale Watching VictoriasuperpodTaylor ChapdelaineTilikumTillikumtransient orcastransientsTumboUlises Killer WhaleUniversity of AlbertaVacation IdeasVancouverVictoriaVictoria Whale WatchingWest Coastwest vancouverwhalewhale evolutionWhale Watcher's ScholarshipWhale Watchers Scholarship 2018 Contestwhale watchingwhale watching experienceWhale Watching VancouverWhale Watching Victoriawhaleswhytecliff parkwild renfrewworld's oldest orcaZodiac TourZodiac ToursZodiac whale watching tours
Show more tags

Leaders in responsible Eco-Tourism

Close Menu Book Tour