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Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: The 2021 Season has Arrived!

June 1, 2021

Summer is finally here! We are kicking off our 5th season in Port Renfrew and cannot wait to get on the water to see some incredible marine wildlife. June has already come with stunning blue skies and beach worthy temperatures. Port Renfrew is mostly known for it’s torrential rain and roaring winter storms, but now […]

The Magnificent Bald Eagles of the North Pacific Coast!

May 26, 2021

            Photo Credit: Rachael Merrett- Orca Spirit Marine Naturalist Bald Eagles are an icon of the Pacific Northwest. Whether they are soaring high above, perching in a tall tree, or clutching a fish from the ocean, they are always spectacular to see. Bald Eagles are a large raptor species that […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Sunshine, Seals, Ollie the Sea Otter, and More!

May 22, 2021

May 22, 2021- 12pm Tour The Victoria Long Weekend brought the Capital City blue skies and sunshine. Guests joined us on the Haisla Explorer and we began our search for whales and other marine wildlife by heading west. We cruised along the shoreline until we reached the shores of Becher Bay, then we swung out […]

The Harbour Seal: Fuzzy, Cute and About to Have Babies!

May 5, 2021

Meet the Harbour Seals! Harbour Seals are the most abundant marine mammal in British Columbia. They sure are abundantly adorable and always exciting to see! With so many different haul out sites within the Salish Sea, guests are sure to spot Harbour Seals on any of our tours. With their annual pupping season about to […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: T101 Family of Bigg’s Killer Whales!

April 25, 2021

Sunday, April 25th- 12pm Tour It was an exciting day to be on the water with guests and crew anxious to see whales and other fascinating wildlife. We boarded the Haisla Explorer and set out west of Victoria. West of Race Rocks Lighthouse, we spotted the tall fins of 2 males and one female killer […]

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

April 7, 2021

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 of weeks back when I talked to Captain Mick Miller about what it’s like touring a group of people […]

Designed with a Porpoise

March 17, 2021

When people think of going whale watching near Victoria, they often anticipate seeing large whales like humpbacks, orcas and grey whales. But there are much tinier cetaceans out there that are just as fascinating and fun to watch – the porpoises! Whale watching near Victoria provides an excellent opportunity to spot two different species of […]

Race Rocks Lighthouse

March 10, 2021

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and Marine Protected Area is an iconic grouping of small islands nestled nine nautical miles west of the Victoria Harbour. It is a place we visit on many tours when we are searching for whales in the Juan de Fuca Strait. Not only is the lighthouse itself stunning and historical, but […]

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