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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Minke Whale, Orca & More

June 9, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was a beautiful morning for an ocean exploration on the Catalina Adventure! After boarding the vessel we headed east into the Juan De Fuca Strait. We passed Trial Island, an ecological reserve that is home to a variety of rare and endangered vascular plants, as well as one of the few manned […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpbacks, Killer Whales & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

June 8, 2019

MORNING TOUR Today we headed west in search of wildlife. Along the way, we were lucky to come upon a pair of Humpback whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. After seeing a few dive sequences we were able to capture identification photographs. While going through our identification book, we were able to match […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas & Humpbacks Whales

June 7, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was the start of another beautiful day as our boat full of excited guests cruised on the Juan de Fuca Strait. Whales are never stationary, moving in, around and out of the area continuously. Because the whale watching industry works as a team on the water, we received word that ‘black and […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & Orcas

June 6, 2019

MORNING TOUR Scratchy the Humpback!: It was a calm and sunny morning as we left the harbour on the Orca Spirit, and ventured into Strait of Juan de Fuca. We started our journey south but quickly decided to head east after a report of a humpback whale at Eastern Bank. From a distance, we began […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orca & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

June 5, 2019

Today was a day filled with wildlife! We were able to have seen two male killer whales travelling together and explore Race Rocks Ecological Reserve with seals, sea lions, and our one sea otter. The Transient orca is the ecotype in which hunt mammals such as seals, sea lions, porpoise, and small whales. We are […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales & More

June 4, 2019

MORNING TOUR In the morning we headed East towards the Chain Islands. The large population of harbour seals and other pinnipeds we have living in the Strait of Juan de Fuca allows a large and very successful population of Transient killer whales to inhabit our waters. The Chain Islands is just one of many areas […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Seals, Sea Lions & More

June 3, 2019

MORNING TOUR The sun was shining when we boarded the Orca Spirit this morning! As we made our way out of the harbour it was a bit bumpy, but the passengers on the top deck didn’t mind getting a bit wet! Our first stop on the trip was Race Rocks Ecological Reserve! The lighthouse on […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Constance Bank Humpback Whales

June 2, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was bright and windy morning as we left the dock aboard the Orca Spirit, everyone hopeful and excited for what was to come! We departed Victoria Harbour into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and headed south, with a strong west wind blowing at our side. Luckily, we did not have to […]



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