September 26, 2020Saturday, September 26th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour Today was set to be a special day as guests joined us on the Pacific Explorer and we set out west on the Juan de Fuca Strait. Some trips we need to go far to find whales, other days they are close to Victoria. Well today […]
September 24, 2020Written by Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain This summer in Port Renfrew was unlike any other we have experienced in the last four years. Open ocean swell and vast fog banks are the primary challenges we overcome while exploring the rich marine ecosystem of the area’s surrounding offshore waters. During our voyages the experience provided by […]
September 24, 2020Thursday, September 24th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour What a day to be on the water! The Pacific Explorer made its way out of the Victoria Harbour with its 14 guests and 3 crew not expecting to have the trip of their lives. The trip started with a nice visit from Scuttle the Humpback […]
September 12, 2020September – 9am/1pm Zodiac Vessel Tours The privilege that comes with visiting such naturally beautiful places should always be paired with the responsibility to better understand and preserve nature. It should be the foundation for which all eco-tourism industry is built upon. The slightly remote waters off Port Renfrew have become a focal point for […]
Victoria Whale Watching Report: Welcoming the New Baby (J-57) of the Southern Resident Killer Whales!
September 11, 2020Friday, September 11th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tours A blanket of smoke has settled over much of the South Coast with fires raging in Washington, Oregon, and California and resembles fog on the water. The smoke would not deter us from watching marine life today as we headed out onto the Juan de Fuca […]
September 9, 2020Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was another sunny day in Victoria and we had another group of guests excited to adventure onto the Salish Sea to look for marine wildlife. Today we had reports of two young male orcas in the area, searching for seals close to the shoreline just […]
September 6, 2020Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was a beautiful sunny afternoon to head out on the water in search of the whales that call the Salish Sea home! The Pacific Explorer, crew and guests headed east into Haro Strait to look for a report of some killer whales! It wasn’t long […]
September 5, 2020Saturday, September 5th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was an exciting day to be on the water as reports of Southern Resident Killer Whales were coming in! In the past several years we tend to see the amazing mammal-hunting orcas more often than the fish-eating Southern Residents, so the prospect of seeing them […]
Victoria Whale Watching Report: Sooke Bluffs, West Coast Rugged Shorelines, Race Rocks Lighthouse, and More!
September 3, 2020September 3rd, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour September is off to a beautiful start with warm temperatures and sunny skies! Guests joined us on the Pacific Explorer and headed out onto the Juan de Fuca Strait. We had a report from land that a small group of whales was passing Oak Bay around 9am […]
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