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Orca’s, Humpback Whale, Sea Otter, Seals & Sea Lions

September 2, 2017

The west coast summer marches on into September, and the flat calm waters this month is known for appreciated this morning. With the ocean looking like glass, we have the opportunity to see blows from whales from very far away. We cruised southwest of the city onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca where we […]

Transient Orcas, Whales, Sea Otter, Seals & Sea Lions

September 1, 2017

Today was a stunning day out on the water. It seemed like everywhere we looked whales popped up! This morning we headed west to a place called Beecher Bay and found the T60 Transient Orca matriline. After following this orca family along the shoreline we headed a bit south and ended up with some phenomenal […]

Humpback Whales & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

August 25, 2017

Today was humpback whales galore! This morning we departed heading towards the scenic Olympic mountain range in search of marine mammals. Hugging the Vancouver Island shoreline, we stopped at Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve to check out the abundance of male California and Steller sea lions spotting the rocks as well as Ollie the Sea […]

August 19, 2017 – Transient Killer Whales

August 19, 2017

10am Tour In was another beautiful day in the capital of British Columbia and guests were excited to get on the water to see if we could find the giants of the ocean- whales! Well whales were found as we cruised the blue as we sprang upon a family of transient killer whales! We were […]

Bigg’s Orca’s, Humpback Whales & Race Rocks Reserve

August 17, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Catalina Adventure and proceeded south in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). We encountered Bigg’s (mammal hunting) killer whales and two humpback whales in the southern portion of the strait. The Bigg’s killer whales were surfing the large […]

August 12, 2017 – Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

August 12, 2017

10am Tour August continues to be an exciting month on the whale watching front. Today was no different as we were fortunate to find black fins slicing the waters near Race Rocks Lighthouse. Their sharply pointed fins gave away that they were our mammal-hunting orcas that are also known as Bigg’s or transient orcas. This […]

Transient Killer Whales, Seals, Sea Lions & Bear

August 11, 2017

Our Transient Killer Whales have really been making a splash this summer! These whales know the perfect places to go hunting for Harbour Seals and today we watched the T10 and T60 matrilines team up for some ultra-efficient hunting. This morning we came across the orcas not far from Victoria. The whales did a circuit […]

Watching Whales On A Saturday

August 5, 2017

10am Tour Spending a Saturday morning whale watch is never a bad weekend decision! Aboard the Pacific Explorer, we aimed our efforts and our hopes to the southwest of Victoria. As the fleet fanned out, orcas were discovered! We caught up with a mammal-hunting group of orcas known as the T18 & T19 family. T18 […]

Gray Whale, Southern Resident Orca & Humpback Whales

August 4, 2017

Today was one of those great west coast days where you are amazed by how much wildlife you can fit into 3 hour tours! Starting first thing this morning we headed out into calm seas only to come across a Gray Whale after only 15 minutes out of the harbour! It isn’t often we have […]

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