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Humpback Whales & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

September 10, 2018

This morning was a successful tour as we headed west in search of whales. We came upon a humpback which we stayed with for a while before heading to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to view our sea lions, seals, and our ample bird life. On our way back we decided to look for Gherkin, a […]

Southern Resident & Transient Orcas

September 9, 2018

It has been a long summer with little rain, but today the wet stuff was gently falling over the Salish Sea. We ventured east to look for whales and found Southern Resident killer whales porpoising through choppy waters, heading north offshore of San Juan Island. Orcas are top ocean predators and can reach high speeds […]

Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

September 8, 2018

It is the time of year again when the seas are often blanketed by a layer of fog. Though it can make spotting more challenging, we are still very successful at finding whales! We searched west of Victoria this morning, with all the whale watching boats dividing up to cover the most water possible. We […]

Super Pod of Transient Orcas

September 7, 2018

Today was a rare occurrence, we started off our day travelling westward after a radio call about some transient orca. To our surprise it was not just ‘some’, we were able to see a super pod of transient orca! Normally this ecotype travels in small groups but today a few families met up to socialize. […]

Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

September 6, 2018

We started out our day heading South in search of humpback. It was a beautiful morning with the Olympic mountain range just ahead of us and the Vancouver island coast line behind. We were able to view a couple of humpbacks Today was a busy afternoon at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. We started our tour […]

Transient Orca & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

September 5, 2018

This we headed west to hang out with out T65a group of transient orca. This group is made up of about 7 orca, one of them being a brand new baby born this spring. Because there are a few younger whales this group loves to play with each other! We slowly sailed along with them […]

Resident and Transient Orcas

September 3, 2018

Today was a day where all whale watchers and researchers were excited. The weather on the water was absolutely beautiful and the scenery along Vancouver island throughout our trips seemed extra lush. During our morning trip we were able to spend time with our Resident Orca pods J and L. With them quite spread out […]

J-Pod and Bigg’s Killer Whales

September 2, 2018

This morning, we headed out of the harbour aboard the Orca Mist into Juan de Fuca Strait in search of orcas and humpbacks. Within minutes of leaving the harbour, we received a report of orcas near Turn Point, so we headed east to investigate. As we arrived on scene north of Kellet Bluffs, we noticed […]

Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Seals and Sea Lions

September 1, 2018

It was another glorious morning on the Strait of Juan de Fuca as we cruised out of the harbour, past Trial Island Lighthouse, the Victoria Golf Course and Discovery and Chatham Islands. We made our way north into Haro Strait where we ended up just past Battleship Island when we started to see the tall, […]




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