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Remembering Mega (L-41) of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Family

February 12, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Mega (L-41) of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population is missing and likely deceased. We cherish all the whales we encounter, but Mega held a very special place in our hearts, which makes this news all the more tough to handle. On January 30th, […]

Celebrate Family Day by Adopting a Family of Bigg’s Killer Whales!

February 7, 2020

Family Day (February 17th) is an important time to celebrate those we love and at Orca Spirit Adventures we consider all the whales and wildlife we watch members of our family!  To mark Family Day 2020, we adopted a Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whale Family known as the T018 matriline from Ocean Wise – Wild Killer […]

“Why are they called Transient Killer Whales if they aren’t Transient?”

November 27, 2019

A frequent discussion we have on our whale watching trips is the difference between the types of Killer Whales we have in the Salish Sea. Yes, you read that right! Types! This means that there is more than one kind of Killer Whale that inhabit our water; the one you are most likely to see […]

2019 Victoria Whale Watching Season Highlights

November 24, 2019

The 2019 season was full of diverse wildlife and amazing sightings on the waters of the Salish Sea! We keep track of our daily sightings and this year our success rate of sighting whales was over 95% from April until the end of October. Orcas were the species of whale that we saw the most […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & Ollie the Sea Otter – Our Last Summer Tour For 2019!

October 31, 2019

10am TOUR! Today was our final covered vessel tour of the season and we really went out with a bang!  It was a beautiful day with sunshine and no wind, perfect conditions to be on the Salish Sea at the end of October. As we headed out, Captain Mick was also doing a zodiac trip! […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Mama Humpback & Calf & The Southern Resident Killer Whales

October 29, 2019

Afternoon Tour! As the end of October nears and our covered vessel tours wind down for the season, we are extra, extra excited to be on the water!  We boarded the speedy Orca Spirit and traveled east in the Juan de Fuca Strait before turning north into Haro Strait.  This area is very beautiful as […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & T049C “Janet” The Killer Whale

October 26, 2019

Afternoon Tour! This afternoon as we headed out of the harbor, it was calm enough to see the exhales of whales from miles away. We headed south towards the groupings of humpbacks and were able to watch them feed for quite a while. At first, it was two, then another two, and seeing more spread out […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Multiple Humpback Whales & The Wildlife of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve!

October 24, 2019

10am Tour! We were excited to get on the water this morning and search for west coast wildlife in the Salish Sea! After just thirty minutes traveling southwest, Captain Jordan spotted at least 5 humpback whales exhaling ahead of us!  It was humpback-palooza out there! We slowed our vessel down to a creep to make […]




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