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September 14, 2017 – Port Renfrew Tour, A Whale Extravaganza

September 14, 2017

The last tour of the season brought us more whales than we could count! Cruising up to Carmanah lighthouse. Taking in the epic beauty of the ocean carved shorelines we soon spotted a few blows in the distance. A group of killer whales appeared. Quickly ID as members of J-pod of the southern resident. After […]

Tagging Along for a Newcomer’s First Whale Watching Experience

July 26, 2017

“I don’t know what to expect.” It’s a common phrase from a lot of newcomers embarking on their very first whale watching experience with Orca Spirit. Sure, they know to expect a ride out into the Victoria harbour and beyond into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. They know there will be animals. But they […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About a Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure

June 1, 2017

Ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself in the middle of an experience that was as exhilarating as it was relaxing? That was the question I was trying to get answered a couple weeks back when I talked to Captain Mick Miller about what it’s like touring a group of people around […]

Part 1: Checking in With Mick & Chasing Orca Whales off the BC Coast

May 20, 2017

“Hi, is this Mick?” I remember well the final moment before I talked with Mick for the first time. It’s easy to remember because the relative silence and routine of another day at the office was contrasted so completely by what I can only classify as an onslaught of energy and passion. And I’m being […]

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