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Port Renfrew Tour, A Whale Extravaganza

September 14, 2017

The last tour of the season brought us more whales than we could count! Cruising up to Carmanah lighthouse. Taking in the epic beauty of the ocean carved shorelines we soon spotted a few blows in the distance. A group of killer whales appeared. Quickly ID as members of J-pod of the southern resident. After […]

NEW TOURS : Whale & Ocean Wildlife Tours in Port Renfrew

July 15, 2017

Orca Spirit embarks on a new adventure! In partnership under the umbrella of Wild Renfrew, we now offer ocean wildlife tours all summer in Port Renfrew. Join us aboard our open zodiac as we take you on a truly wild and authentic journey into nature. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen! From dramatic ocean, carved […]

Orcas in Whytecliff Park: What Do You Think?

July 12, 2017

What would you do? For two swimmers enjoying a leisurely dip in the cool waters of Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver near Horseshoe Bay recently, a popular summer hotspot for locals and tourists alike, they barely had time to ask the question. Stunning footage surfaced recently online of a small group of orca whales investigating […]

Kicking Off The 2017 Whale Watching Season

April 7, 2017

What a great week to be out on the water! Kicking off the 2017 whale watching season here at Orca Spirit has been exciting and full of encounters with some of our favorite animals. One of the Salish Sea’s most famous humpbacks has been sighted this week. Big Mama (or BCY0324) was one of the […]

Remembering J-2 Granny

January 13, 2017

The Orca Spirit family is mourning the loss of the oldest member of the Southern Resident Killer Whales and the oldest known orca in the world, J-2 Granny. Granny was a force to be respected on the water. This ultimate matriarch led J-pod with intelligence that only a wise leader could; a whale who has […]

A Record Breaking 2016

December 18, 2016

Here at Orca Spirit, we can’t believe another whale watching season has come and gone. The flurry of activity from spring until winter makes the time fly by, but every season is unique and memorable no matter how busy we get. The 2016 season was full of surprises, from unexpected visitors, record setting sightings of […]

Tourism Sustainability of the Year Award Winners!

October 6, 2016

We are excited to announce that Orca Spirit Adventures is the 2016 recipient of the Tourism Sustainability of the Year Award presented by Tourism Vancouver Island. This award recognizes our efforts in sustainable business practices and environmental consciousness – implementing policies around waste reduction, energy efficiency, environmentally-friendly products, and local supplier sourcing. As a business, […]

Orca Spirit Participates in Local Conservation Project!

June 14, 2016

On April 16th & 17th, Orca Spirit assisted in a derelict fishing gear removal project off of North Pender Island, coordinated by members of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative. The derelict net was a purse seine that was hung up on a reef since at least the 1980s, and was killing many local species. Derelict […]

Southern Resident Orca Calf Update

February 2, 2016

In just 13 months, the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population has received a real boost in the number of new family members! With 9 new babies born, renewed hope has been sparked amongst all those that love these whales after two and a half years of no calves surviving. Local research groups have […]

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