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What Should You Wear Whale Watching in the Winter?

January 5, 2023

Written by: Lori, Zodiac Driver It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and what better time to book your first whale watching excursion! It may come as a surprise to some, but winter is an incredible time to view marine mammals. The waters surrounding Victoria are less busy during the off season, and […]

What Can You Expect to See on a Winter Whale Watching Tour?

December 9, 2022

Written by: Lori, Zodiac Driver When you think of winter activities, whale watching may not be the first thing to come to mind – yet on Vancouver Island the two truly go hand in hand! Here on the West Coast we have the wonderful fortune of being able to see whales all year round, and […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Recognizing Your Favorite Whale, Race Rocks Lighthouse, and Scuttle!!

August 18, 2022

Written by Jake, Marine Naturalist/Photographer/Teller of Bad Jokes One of the things you’ll learn about on our tours is how to identify whales. Orcas have saddle patches and distinct dorsal fins, and Humpbacks have “fluke patterns” on their tail fins. We can use these to identify a whale, just like how humans use fingerprints and […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Mother and Calf Bonding, and the Return of Bernard!

August 11, 2022

Written by: Lauren, Onboard Naturalist Week of: August 1-7th It has been a busy summer of whales and wildlife here in the Salish Sea, and this week was no different with many amazing wildlife encounters! We kicked off the week with heartwarming visits from momma humpback Hemlock and her newest calf. We watched Hemlock teaching […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: The end of July has been has been HOT and the wildlife is ACTIVE!

August 3, 2022

Written by: Arden, Marine Naturalist The weather has been HOT and the wildlife has been ACTIVE! An incredible amount of humpbacks in the area have graced us with breaches, fin slaps, tail slaps, and lunge feeding! Juveniles have been spotted with their mothers as first time arrivals to the Salish sea, learning and exploring the […]

Port Renfrew Report: Humpbacks, Sea Otters, Killer Whales, & More!

July 29, 2022

Port Renfrew July Summary: Written by: Matt, Zodiac Captain There is something truly eye-opening about venturing out to true open ocean, to peer out into an endless horizon with an incomprehensible vastness of ocean ahead of you. It is humbling, to feel so small and to be greeted there by the giants of the sea: […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: All kinds of Whale Behaviours!

July 20, 2022

Written by: Chloe, Onboard Naturalist Week of July 10th. The month of July has offered some amazing wildlife sightings and this week was no exception! We had the opportunity to see many different species of wildlife, from the sea otter Ollie to the Bigg’s Killer Whales in the area. Specifically, the Humpback Whales of the […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Biggs Killer Whale Babies, Friendly Humpbacks, and our favorite Race Rocks Resident, Ollie!

July 15, 2022

Written by: Sarah, Naturalist Week of July 3rd, 2022 The sun has been out, and it was another amazing week out on the water. We started off the week with an exciting encounter with some friendly Humpbacks, who were showing off their beautiful tail flukes with every dive. Those magnificent tail flukes can be up […]



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