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Victoria Whale Watching Report: What a Week of Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Seals, and Sea Lions!

July 27, 2021

Written by: Rachael, Lead Naturalist As always, the past week has been full of excitement and indescribable moments with the wonderful animals of the Salish Sea. In our little corner of the world, the ocean abounds with mammals, birds, fish, gorgeous seaweeds and interesting invertebrates! The diversity of the straights are backed by stunning scenery […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: How Do We Find Whales Around Port Renfrew?

July 23, 2021

Written by: Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Halfway through our fifth season here in Port Renfrew, Sarah and I often ask ourselves how it is possible that we have managed to find whales on every single voyage. While there are only a handful of exceptions where we have not been able to access the waters outside […]

Victoria Sightings Report: Brown Pelicans, Whales, Ollie the Sea Otter, and Much More!

July 22, 2021

Weekly Sightings Summary July 12th to 18th As we approach the middle of summer, sightings of wildlife continue to be diverse and abundant here in the Salish Sea! This week was full of experiences with creatures who depend on the salty waters that surround south Vancouver Island, including rare species like Brown Pelicans, mammal hunting […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: Happywhale.com: Facebook but for Whales!

July 14, 2021

Written by: Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Having access to waters that no other whale watching vessel goes to allows us the unique opportunity to gather data on wildlife through citizen science. We are the only whale watching company based in Port Renfrew, amidst the numerous sports fishing boats in the area. That said, these incredible […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Steller and California Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Killer Whales, and More!

July 13, 2021

Written by: Rachael Merrett, Lead Naturalist It has been a week of exciting visits with creatures we haven’t seen very much in the past couple of months, making for very memorable tours on the water! The waters surrounding Victoria are home to hundreds of male Steller and California Sea Lions who ship out to the […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: Nature in Renny!

July 11, 2021

Written by Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Driving from Victoria to Port Renfrew is where the adventure begins. Part of the Pacific Marine Loop, Port Renfrew sits between Victoria and Cowichan. Coming from either direction takes you down a winding paved road leading you through the wild coastlines, valleys and rivers of the Pacific temperate rainforests. […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Bigg’s Killer Whales, Humpbacks, and So Much More!

July 6, 2021

Week of July 1st, 2021 – Covered Vessel Tours What a week on the water it has been! Sightings of whales and other marine wildlife has been spectacular with whales spotted on all of our tours. We started the week off with sightings of one of our favourite seasonally returning humpback whales named Divot and […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Race Rocks Lighthouse, and So Much More!

June 29, 2021

Week of June 21st, 2021 – Covered Vessel Tours What a week it has been on the waters surrounding Victoria! Hot, hot temperatures and hot, hot whale sightings too! Humpback whales are back in droves and Bigg’s Killer Whales are cruising the Salish Sea in large groups made up of multiple families in search of […]



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