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May 29, 2017 – Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

May 29, 2017

Transient Killer Whales are amazing animals to watch. They are intelligent and cooperative, which is why they are the apex predators of the sea. This morning we were lucky enough to spend time with the T77 family group and caught up with them west of Victoria in Beecher Bay around Sooke. We watched the family […]

May 21, 2017 – Humpback Whales, Seals & Sea Lions

May 21, 2017

It was a lovely morning as we set course on the Salish Sea, with many different boats on the water, all looking for tell tale signs of whales! Captains, crew and passengers scanned the surface of the water for misty blows, splashing or dark, shiny backs poking up above the water. We traveled southeast towards […]

Humpback Whale & Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve

May 18, 2017

This morning we departed the harbour and transited southeast towards Constance Bank on the lovely calm waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. After a ten minute scan of the flat calm waters in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), the MV Pacific Explorer transited deeper south in the Strait of Juan de […]

May 17, 2017 – Humpback Whales

May 17, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the harbour and transited slightly southeast towards Constance Bank, scanning the waters for cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). The MV Pacific Explorer shifted to a southern direction transiting across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Off the waterfront of Port Angles on the Olympic Penisula, we encountered a humpback whale displaying […]

Humpback Whale and Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve

May 5, 2017

This morning we departed the harbour and transited along the Southwest shoreline of Vancouver Island experiencing the true Pacific West Coast experience. The vessel transited of the SW tip of Vancouver Island and proceeded slightly to the west in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). After transiting briefly the west shoreline, we turned out […]

May 4, 2017 – Humpback Whale and Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve

May 4, 2017

We departed the harbour this morning and transited along the Southwest shoreline of Vancouver Island on the lovely calm waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The vessel transited of the SW tip of Vancouver Island and proceeded to the west in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). After sometime transiting along the […]

September 24, 2016 – Transient Orcas

September 24, 2016

Fall has set in on the west coast, a time when calm waters prevail and whales abound! We were so fortunate to have transient killer whales so close to the city today! We only had to venture towards the Trial Island Lighthouse, where we met up with a large family of mammal-hunting orcas. The family […]

6 Tag-Along Animals Who Might Join Your Whale Watching Trip

October 28, 2015

There are few animals that capture the imagination quite like the Orca Whale. Not only are we mesmerized by their intelligence, their family ties and their history, seeing an orca whale at play reminds us that despite a harsh environment, we all need to cut loose from time to time. One of the great things […]

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