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Resident & Transient Orcas

August 11, 2018

We were expecting rain all day Saturday, but we were lucky this morning as we escaped nature’s shower. We cruised east of Victoria towards San Juan Island where we found black and white whales- the orcas! J-pod was present who are one of 3 pods that belong to the genetically unique Southern Resident killer whale […]

Humpback Whales, Orcas, Seals and Sea Lions

August 10, 2018

Despite a somewhat cloudy, misty and cool morning our guests got a real taste of the wildlife that the Salish Sea has to offer! For our morning trip we headed south out of Victoria into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of Humpbacks. With the Olympic Peninsula Mountain Range creating the perfect backdrop, […]

Orca, Humpback, Pinnipeds and Ollie the Sea Otter

August 8, 2018

On Wednesday morning we headed out into the Salish Sea in search of wildlife, unaware of the surprise Mother Nature had in store for us. Some days the wild animals we seek out are very elusive, but today was certainly not one of those days. Shortly after untying from the dock the Captain received news […]

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

August 6, 2018

Today started out quite foggy, a usual August morning here in Victoria, but it created an adventure for us today as we headed out in search of wildlife. We first traveled out south west out of the harbour in search of wildlife. After touring the coast while in search we headed to Race Rocks Ecological […]

Humpback Whales, Seals, Sea Lions & Bigg’s Killer Whales

August 5, 2018

Today, our Salish Sea adventures took place aboard the Catalina Adventure. Our morning tour traveled south into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of orcas and humpback whales. The first stop of our tour was Race Rocks, as we searched for Bigg’s killer whales and the four different species of pinniped that call […]

Baleen Giants & Furry Friends

August 4, 2018

It was a sunny morning in Victoria, but the quick rise in temperature tends to create fog on the water this time of year. But the weather never deters our mission to see whales and other wildlife! It was a good thing we headed out because we found humpbacks surfacing out in the sun and […]

Seals, Sea Lions & Humpback Whale

August 1, 2018

This afternoon we headed west to our first stop, Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Here we were able to see the second oldest lighthouse on the west coast along with the residing harbour seals, sea lions, and our one sea otter. Now that mating season for our sea lions is coming to an end, the bachelors […]

Humpback Whales, Orcas & Sea Lions

July 31, 2018

Warm sunny days on the Salish Sea are a dream! Our morning trip took off on the Catalina Adventure, heading southwest into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search for humpbacks. We saw some tell-tale blows in the distant and pursued the fluke of a diving humpback. We spent some time watching the humpback […]

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