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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales & Humpback Whales

July 11, 2019

MORNING TOURS For the second consecutive morning, orcas were encountered right in front of the Victoria harbour! Our 9 am zodiac tour was the first stop to spot orcas inside the breakwater! After we boarded our guests, we headed east to find them. The early morning fog was starting to lift, but it made for […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales in the Fog

July 10, 2019

MORNING TOUR The fog this morning was dense, but today we got lucky! The moment we left the harbour into the Strait of Juan de Fuca we saw the unmistakeable dorsal fins of the killer whale! These were the Bigg’s/Transient killer whales, the mammal-eaters. They hunt marine mammals like seals, sea lions, porpoises, other dolphins […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Lunge Feeding Humpbacks, Bald Eagle Mates & Fighting Elephant Seals

July 9, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we set out into the Juan De Fuca Strait, heading South towards Washington. After about an hour of travelling, we stopped in an area that has been a popular spot for Humpback Whales. In the distance, a spout was seen and we headed towards it. We spent time here with three […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales including Young Calf

July 7, 2019

AFTERNOON TOUR Even with the rain this afternoon, our spirits were high and we were excited to get on the water! Our small group boarded Pacific Explorer and we made our way into the Juan De Fuca Strait. The Juan De Fuca Strait was named in 1787 by maritime fur trader and captain of the […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Big Mamma, Race Rocks & Orcas

July 6, 2019

AFTERNOON TOUR Today we got to spend our afternoon with the giants of the Pacific North West. In particular, we got to spend our time with one very important whale. Big Mama was out and about during our trip today! She is a humpback that we figure is well over 70 years old and has […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas & Humpback Whales

July 5, 2019

AFTERNOON TOUR The cloud above us this afternoon did not deter our determination in finding whales! We made our way south and east until we were just off an area called Dungeness Spit on the Washington peninsula. A few other whale watching boats could be seen, a good sign there should be dorsal fins popping […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales, Seals & Ollie the Sea Otter

July 4, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning, our covered vessels headed south into Juan de Fuca Strait in search of orcas and humpback whales. The early summer humpback whale encounters have been amazing and today did not disappoint. Several humpback whales were encountered in the waters south of Race Rocks actively foraging for krill and small schooling fish […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: So Many Humpback Whales!

July 3, 2019

MORNING TOUR At Orca Spirit we like to Wednesdays hump(back) days! Mornings like today give meaning to this saying. Less than 20 minutes in and our trip started out with a whale named Scratchy (MMY0079) just outside of the harbour! Scratchy’s name comes from having some rake marks on his fluke that make him stand […]

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