RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING
- Maintain a distance of 200 meters from Bigg’s Transient killer whales, 400m from Southern Resident killer whales and 100 meters from all other whales in Canadian and US waters
- Operate at no more than 7 knots when within 1 km (0.65 mile) of a whale
- Travel at the same or slower speed as the whale’s speed, and travel parallel to the direction whales are traveling
- Limit time in the vicinity of a particular group of whales to 60 minutes
- Respect marine protected areas by adhering to Go Slow Zones and minimum distance guidelines around rocks, landmasses, historic sites and wildlife
- Turn off sonar, depth sounders, fish finders and other underwater transducers when in the vicinity of whales
- Get closer without disturbing marine life by using a camera with a zoom lens
Saving our Salmon With The Pacific Salmon Foundation
100% of each each guest’s $2 conservation fee goes to the Pacific Salmon Foundation for restoration of salmon in the Salish Sea.
Supporting Research & Conservation
It’s our duty to take a leadership role in supporting the research and conservation of transient and resident whale communities.
Green Business Certification & Accreditations
We achieved Gold Member status with the Vancouver Island Green Business Association, and Silver Certification from Green Tourism Canada.