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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Quadrupal Whale Day! Southern Residents Orcas, Bigg’s Orcas, Humpbacks & a Minke Whale

September 25, 2019

9 AM TOUR As fall settles in, the air on the Salish Sea becomes crisp and the swells from the open Pacific roll down the strait. The fleet fanned out across the Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits to search for whales. We travelled far west and south of Victoria where we found a humpback […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Heaven!

August 22, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we headed out West into the Juan De Fuca Strait. After a bit of travelling, we arrived at our first stop with Humpback Whales all around us! This was such an amazing sight to see. Everywhere we looked, we could see small groups of these whales swimming together and fluking. There […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales, Seals & More

June 10, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was a beautiful, calm morning to set out on the water. We began our search by heading east out of Victoria Harbour, to the Chain Islands. As we arrived, the first things we saw were the birds – many species of gull, pigeon guillemots, rhinoceros auklets, and cormorants. Many of the cormorants […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown with Orca Spirit!

February 1, 2019

It’s that time a year again! Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown is back and full of amazing things to do right here in Victoria on the weekends of Feb 22-24 and March 1-3. Thousands of people flock to our city every year to experience the amazing food, craft beer, breathtaking wildlife and spectacular […]

Whale Watchers Scholarship 2018 Contest – 3rd Place

December 28, 2018

This is our second year of our whale watchers’ scholarship in order to raise awareness and give back to the community. As we said last year, We understand that the pursuit of education and knowledge will lead to better solutions in the future, and want to help students to be able to afford the costs […]

Transient Killer Whales & Splitfin the Humpback Whale

August 19, 2018

Today was a great day on the water. We had reports of orcas just a few minutes from the harbour when we left the dock. Shortly after leaving the harbour on our 10 am trip, we encountered a well known group of Bigg’s killer whales, the T10s. The whales traveled along the coast of Albert […]

A Month In Port Renfrew

July 25, 2018

As I sit in reflection on our last month here in Port Renfrew, I can’t stop the smile on my face. What is a tour out here really like? What are we seeing? My first thoughts are that it centers you. Brings you back to nature in a way you don’t expect. From the breathtaking […]

Watching Whales & More In Victoria On Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018

What a glorious morning to be celebrating Mother’s Day here in Victoria! The air was warm and the sun was shining as we left our James Bay dock. As we passed Ogden Point, all the Captains in the fleet split up to search the waters of the Salish Sea. Captain Liz whisked us away to […]

Whale Watching Promotion for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2018

Moms are the best. On May 13th, we want to show our love and appreciation by giving them 50% off whale watching tours. Just show up (or better: call 250.800.3747 in advance and make a reservation to make sure we have seats left) and embark on an adventure of a lifetime filled with “oooh” and “wow” […]




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