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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 […]

7 Facts about the Great Humpback Whale Migration

April 27, 2022

It’s no secret that Humpback whales undertake one of the most impressive migrations of any species on earth. It is truly an incredible feat to undergo such a long journey every single year. Read on to find seven amazing facts about the Humpback whale migration from BC and learn more about where one of our […]

By Coming Whale Watching With Orca Spirit Adventures, You Are Making A Difference!

April 5, 2022

Written by: Lori, Lead Naturalist As a company that aims to introduce guests to the wonders of the natural world, we believe it is important to give back to the wildlife and the environment that gives us so much. It is for this reason that Orca Spirit Adventures collects a Wildlife Conservation Fee. With each […]

What Whales Can We Find in the Salish Sea?

February 1, 2022

Written by: Lori, Marine Naturalist The Salish Sea is a spectacular marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean encompassing the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. It is one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world, and there are many different species of whales in the Salish Sea. […]

Can You Be Swallowed by A Whale?

January 24, 2022

Written by: Lori, Naturalist This is a question that often arises on our tours – particularly when we’re viewing Humpback whales. When guests see Humpback whales in the wild they are often blown away by their incredible size and grace in the water. If you’re really lucky when you come out on our tours, you […]

Why Do Orcas Hate Great White Sharks So Much?

January 7, 2022

Orcas and great white sharks are both fascinating creatures in themselves and both for different reasons. The great white shark suits everyone’s version of what the ocean’s most fearsome predator is all about. Their terrifying dead eyes and angular snouts have haunted our nightmares ever since Jaws came out in 1975. Meanwhile, orcas have become […]

Top 3 Reasons To Book A Winter Wildlife Tour

December 17, 2021

Written By: Lori, Naturalist When you think of going whale watching you may picture it solely as a summertime activity. It’s easy to picture blue skies and a beautiful sunny day when we think of being out on the water. Fortunately, in Victoria the weather remains relatively mild throughout winter, and even though the hustle […]

Cleaning up the Salish Sea One Balloon at a Time!

December 9, 2021

Written by: Lori, Naturalist The Salish Sea is an area of breathtaking beauty, awe-inspiring biological diversity, and rich cultural history. It is truly a unique and special part of the world, and we are fortunate to call this region home. As whale watching guides, we spend a great deal of our time out on the […]



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