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November 29, 2017 – Transient Killer Whales & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

December 7, 2017

On a grey, wavy November afternoon we left the harbour and headed west towards Race Rocks because we had been having success finding whales in that area quite recently. Before we could even get to Race Rocks, a sharp black dorsal fin cut through air. At first glance the captain was not sure what he […]

September 1, 2017 – Transient Orcas, Humpback 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 11, 2017 – Transient Killer Whales, Seals, Sea Lions & Bear 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 […]

August 5, 2017 – Sea Otter, Seals, Sea Lions, Orcas and Humpback Whale

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 […]

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 […]

June 14, 2017 – 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 […]

June 10, 2017 – Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

June 10, 2017

Weekend Whale Watching Warriors! On this beautiful Saturday morning, we left Victoria and aimed southwest in search of the Salish Sea’s marine mammals and birds. It did not take us too long to spot the blows of a humpback whale! We slowly cruised over to this gentle giant and watching as it took deep breaths […]

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