HELPING PRESERVE OUR OCEAN AND THE WILDLIFE WITHIN IT
Orca Spirit Adventures’ collects a $4 per person Wildlife Conservation Fee. In 2015, we collaborated with the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) to proactively protect our coastal marine habitat. Orca Spirit donates $2 of this fee to the restoration of salmon in the Salish Sea. New in 2021, Orca Spirit now donates $1 of this fee to the Marine Education & Research Society (MERS) to help support ongoing Humpback Whale Research and the $1 goes to supporting other initiatives.
THE PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION
The Pacific Salmon Foundation operates Salmon Conservation projects all along the BC coast. With over 150 scientists and technical staff from more than 40 federal and state agencies, First Nations, universities, industry and non-profit organizations from the United States and Canada, PSF works to rebuild the population of wild pacific salmon, promote sustainable fisheries, and create a foundation for long-term monitoring of the Salish Sea and salmon health. The Foundation also funds grassroots community-led projects, as well as larger-scale restoration and research projects such as the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project. This project is intended to increase the population of wild Coho and Chinook (a favourite food source for the Southern Resident Killer Whale community) in the Salish Sea.
Learn more about the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project here.
We protect and preserve our spectacular natural surrounding by actively practicing the principles of eco-tourism and sustainability.
It’s our duty to take a leadership role in supporting the research and conservation of transient and resident whale communities.
Right from the beginning, we’ve followed the viewing, vessel operation and radio etiquette guidelines for responsible whale watching.