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2019 Victoria Whale Watching Season Highlights

November 24, 2019

The 2019 season was full of diverse wildlife and amazing sightings on the waters of the Salish Sea! We keep track of our daily sightings and this year our success rate of sighting whales was over 95% from April until the end of October. Orcas were the species of whale that we saw the most […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & Ollie the Sea Otter – Our Last Summer Tour For 2019!

October 31, 2019

10am TOUR! Today was our final covered vessel tour of the season and we really went out with a bang!  It was a beautiful day with sunshine and no wind, perfect conditions to be on the Salish Sea at the end of October. As we headed out, Captain Mick was also doing a zodiac trip! […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Mama Humpback & Calf & The Southern Resident Killer Whales

October 29, 2019

Afternoon Tour! As the end of October nears and our covered vessel tours wind down for the season, we are extra, extra excited to be on the water!  We boarded the speedy Orca Spirit and traveled east in the Juan de Fuca Strait before turning north into Haro Strait.  This area is very beautiful as […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & T049C “Janet” The Killer Whale

October 26, 2019

Afternoon Tour! This afternoon as we headed out of the harbor, it was calm enough to see the exhales of whales from miles away. We headed south towards the groupings of humpbacks and were able to watch them feed for quite a while. At first, it was two, then another two, and seeing more spread out […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Multiple Humpback Whales & The Wildlife of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve!

October 24, 2019

10am Tour! We were excited to get on the water this morning and search for west coast wildlife in the Salish Sea! After just thirty minutes traveling southwest, Captain Jordan spotted at least 5 humpback whales exhaling ahead of us!  It was humpback-palooza out there! We slowed our vessel down to a creep to make […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: “Big Mama” The Humpback Whale & Furry Friends at Race Rocks!

October 22, 2019

10am Tour! Each morning is the start of a new adventure on the Salish Sea as nature is constantly changing.  With guests aboard the speedy Orca Spirit, we set course southwest into the Juan de Fuca Strait.  We do not always find whales in the first 20 minutes of a trip, but today was a […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Breaching Humpback Whale!

October 19, 2019

Afternoon Tour! It was a windy afternoon on the Juan de Fuca Strait with white caps whipping up in all directions.  Fortunately, whales exhale really high into the air, so we are still able to find them on choppy waters. We cruised the shoreline west towards Race Rocks Lighthouse. We went right into the islands […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Triple Humpback Whale Tour!

October 18, 2019

Morning Tours! The Juan de Fuca Strait has been a haven for whale sightings all season and today was no different. Within 20 minutes of leaving the dock, we were spotting whales!  This morning it was humpbacks that caught our eye and they were fantastic! They must not be having to dive down very deep […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales MMZ0041 “Pong” and BCX1251 “Orion”!

October 17, 2019

1:15pm tour! For our chartered tour today we headed south in search of wildlife. Not long into our journey, we spotted the tall exhales of a couple of humpbacks.   These baleen whales are traveling thousands of kilometers to reach this area to feed. They are a migratory animal as they spend their year in […]




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