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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 […]

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 […]

May 15, 2017 – Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

May 15, 2017

This morning was the perfect example of why Victoria is such a hot spot destination for whale watching. As we exited the harbour travelling south towards the towering Olympic mountains, a blow appeared on the horizon. That blow belonged to a humpback whale feeding not far from Victoria! As we spent time with this majestic […]

May 6, 2017 – Humpback Whales, Sea Lions and Bald Eagle

May 6, 2017

Today’s tour was extended so that we could travel farther north than usual and catch up with some Humpback whales that had been spotted in the area. It was a beautiful day and the water was calm when we came across the two Humpbacks. Initially, they appeared to be behaving normally – surfacing 3-5 times […]

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 […]

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