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Spotting Orcas Whales At Race Rocks Marine Reserve

July 24, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded southwest in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). In the Strait of Juan de Fuca off of Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve, we encountered one of our southern fish-eating killer whale pods (L pod). […]

NEW TOURS : Whale & Ocean Wildlife Tours in Port Renfrew

July 15, 2017

Orca Spirit embarks on a new adventure! In partnership under the umbrella of Wild Renfrew, we now offer ocean wildlife tours all summer in Port Renfrew. Join us aboard our open zodiac as we take you on a truly wild and authentic journey into nature. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen! From dramatic ocean, carved […]

July 11, 2017 – Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 11, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) towards Haro Strait. Off the north end of San Juan Island, we encountered a group of Bigg’s killer whales (marine mammal hunters). The group identified were […]

July 8, 2017 – Transient Orcas

July 8, 2017

10am Tour Everyday is an adventure when you are whale watching with different whales and different locations all the time. Today took us towards the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. After cruising across the deep blue waters we started to spot black dorsal fins cutting through the surface of the sea! We were able to […]

Port Renfrew Seals, Sea Lions, Humpbacks & Orcas

July 8, 2017

Sunshine and small swells where the only thing in sight as we set out on our tours this week. Any fog that had been around burned off fast as we cruised along the Juan De Fuca shore line. Quickly spotting bald eagles soaring above the tree line we stopped to check for any nests that […]

July 4, 2017 – Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 4, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) towards Haro Strait and the San Juan Island groups. Off of the north side of Spiden Island, we encountered a group of Bigg’s killer whales (marine […]

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday With Whales

July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day! There’s no better way to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday than on the water with our favourite wildlife! And it would not be a west coast summer without a few windy days! We rode the lumpy seas over to the US, traveling along the west side of San Juan Island. This is […]

June 19, 2017 – Mother and Calf Humpbacks

June 19, 2017

Today was an amazing day with humpback whales. Humpbacks are graceful giants of the Salish Sea and they are here to feed. Lucky for us, the waters surrounding Vancouver Island are full of whale food like small forage fish and krill, which is exactly what the humpbacks want! This morning we headed out to a […]

Transient Killer Whales, Seals, Sea Lion & Sea Otter

June 14, 2017

Glassy sea’s were a welcome sight for our whale watching tours today. Although the sun decided to hide for much of the day, the conditions made for excellent sighting capabilities. As we travelled into the Juan de Fuca Strait, guests eagerly pointed out Harbour Porpoise feeding in the productive waters south of Race Rocks. As […]

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