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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Race Rocks Lighthouse, Ollie the Sea Otter, Killer Whales, and More!

August 30, 2020

Sunday, August 30th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour Victoria is known as a spectacular area to see marine wildlife and be surrounded by picturesque mountains, ocean, and old-growth forests. Today we experienced all these things as we headed west on the Juan de Fuca Strait. Reports of whales had been made but they were […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas, Humpbacks, Seals, and Sea Lions!

August 29, 2020

Saturday, August 29th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour The entire month of August has been amazing for whale watching on the Straits surrounding south Vancouver Island! Today added to the greatness streak as we were in for a “Double Creature Feature” day. Guests boarded the Pacific Explorer and we headed out onto the Juan […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: T065A’s Bigg’s Killer Whales!

August 28, 2020

Friday, August 28th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour This afternoon, we boarded the Pacific Explorer in search of wildlife in the Juan de Fuca Strait. Today’s trip took us south towards Port Angeles, with a gorgeous view of the Olympic Mountains ahead. After about an hour of travel, Captain Jordan slowed the boat down […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Spy Hopping Killer Whales!

August 27, 2020

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour This morning we headed out into the Juan de Fuca Strait with an eerie cloud of fog in front of us. We emerged from the fog in the Haro Strait, with beautiful sights of the Gulf Islands and sunny skies. As we weaved through islands, we […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: When do Humpbacks Breach?

August 27, 2020

August – 9am/1pm Zodiac Vessel Tours In my 10 years experience driving zodiacs, I have never witnessed higher instances of breaching whales than my time in Port Renfrew. Sometimes it’s a distant explosion of water rising above the horizon and sometimes its whales much closer than that. While viewing whales nearby it’s awe-inspiring to watch […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Zephyr the Humpback Whale and Race Rocks!

August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020 – 12:00pm Covered Vessel Tour On this beautiful sunny day, we departed Victoria Harbour into the glass calm Juan de Fuca Strait. Not 20 minutes later, we could see the 20 ft blow of a humpback whale! After watching this 50 ft long, 50 ton giant surface a little closer, we […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: West Coast Lighthouses, and 50+ Humpback Whales!

August 23, 2020

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour August has been a great month to see all kinds of marine wildlife that use the Salish Sea as their home. Of all the whale species that we commonly see, the Humpback Whale is the largest of them all! As a member of the Pacific Whale […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: T69 Family of Killer Whales!

August 22, 2020

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour Today marked another beautiful summer day on the south coast of Vancouver Island!  Guests were eager to board the Pacific Explorer and head out on the Salish Sea. Reports came in this morning that there were mammal-hunting orcas we call Bigg’s Killer Whales out west, but […]

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