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A Great Year for Whale Watching!

December 10, 2015

2015 has been a season for the record books. Every year just keeps getting better. This year however really stands out as we not only had record sightings of our Orcas and Humpbacks but have also had the return of some of our more endangered animals. For example, did you know many of our guests, […]

How Does Echolocation Work?

December 9, 2015

Survival instincts are mysterious in a mysterious world. Echolocation is a unique form of “sight” that’s difficult for human beings to comprehend, in part because of the special skills it requires to perform, but also because of the nature of the underwater kingdom in which its used. And truthfully, it’s not really “sight” at all. […]

Neighbours for a Century: What Did Whale Watching Look Like in 1915?

November 25, 2015

“The long and the short of it is that it didn’t exist, at least not in the sense that it does today.” That’s Sheenah Duclos, one of the Head Naturalists at Orca Spirit. For professionals such as Sheenah as well as amateur whale watching enthusiasts (and orca whale bloggers), watching orcas, greys and humpbacks, not […]

The Whales Are Migrating! What Can You Expect to See?

November 11, 2015

There are few sights more powerful than witnessing a life take its course beneath the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Especially when it involves witnessing life as it’s lived by one of our planet’s largest, oldest creatures. Watching whales migrating is a dramatic reminder of the energy required by these majestic animals to maintain their […]

November 5, 2015 – Gray Whale & Northern Resident Orcas!

November 5, 2015

For many guests, crew and captains alike, November means it’s time to stay on dry land with a big jacket and a warm coffee never too far from reach. For a few of us however we are still out each day on the search for the spectacular wildlife this rich west coast brings us. November […]

6 Tag-Along Animals Who Might Join Your Whale Watching Trip

October 28, 2015

There are few animals that capture the imagination quite like the Orca Whale. Not only are we mesmerized by their intelligence, their family ties and their history, seeing an orca whale at play reminds us that despite a harsh environment, we all need to cut loose from time to time. One of the great things […]

3 Other Whales You Might See on an Orca Adventure

October 14, 2015

The staggering variety of the lower mainland’s wildlife was one of the best things about moving here a few years back. Diverse, too. The different types of animals all living in their own unique way was a real opener. And that was just the animals on land. Growing up on the prairies in Alberta was […]

My Chance Encounter with a Humpback Whale

September 30, 2015

Growing up in rural Alberta didn’t offer a lot in the way of animal encounters. The only wildlife common to the prairies of my youth were gophers, deer, coyotes and the occasional moose. However, my sense of wonder about animals wasn’t extinguished – in fact the opposite was true. I became obsessed with whales. Orcas […]

Just How Smart Are Orcas, Dolphins & Porpoises, Really?

September 2, 2015

When curious Dall’s Porpoises investigate tour boats instead of the other way around (with the people on board investigating the animals), people often catch themselves wondering what they’re thinking. Dall’s are the most common types of porpoises that live in the waters between the southern coast of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. There’s a specific […]

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