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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 […]

Rachael Merrett – “We Can Learn So Much From Them (Orcas)”

December 21, 2015

“Everything they do in the wild is by choice.” That’s Rachael Merrett, one of the friendly faces you’ll see leading the way on Orca Spirit’s Whale Watching adventures. Rachael lives and breathes orca whales, it’s an obsession she’s held ever since she saw these magnificent creatures in the wild as a child. I caught up […]

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, […]

6 Reasons Vancouverites are Flying to Victoria to Go Whale Watching

August 19, 2015

Look, there’s no way around it: we love whale-watching. We love it so much we’ve made a career out of it. And there’s no doubt everyone who experiences the whales in their natural habitat for the first time come away with a different perspective. Some are in awe, some are filled with joy, some are […]

Upgraded from Gold to GREEN with VIGBC!

August 19, 2015

Orca Spirit Adventures is very proud to announce the re-certification through  Vancouver Island Green Business Certification (VIGBC).  Last year was our very first assessment with VIGBC and we were awarded a Gold standing, based on our environmental efforts.  Each VIGBC member (business) is evaluated annually and are able to set target goals based on their findings. […]

Press Release: Orca Spirit Awarded Silver!

August 6, 2015

Orca Spirit Adventures Awarded Silver Grading with Green Tourism Canada For Immediate Release: August 5th, 2015 Orca Spirit Adventures has received Silver Certification from Green Tourism Canada, the world’s largest and most credible sustainable tourism certification program. Green Tourism is a leading sustainability certification program that provides mentorship and guidance to tourism businesses around the […]

Orca News – K12 Baby Bump?

July 31, 2015

An educated rumor has began circulating regarding the K12 Matriline of the Southern Resident Killer Whales.  K12, commonly know as Sequim, is rumored to be pregnant! A few days ago members of the Pacific Whale Watching Association and The Center for Whale Research noticed a little “Baby Bump” on the 43 year old matriarch.  Within the last year, all presumed […]



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