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Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: The Birds of Renny!

August 26, 2021

Written by: Matt, Zodiac Captain – August 26th, 2021 While most will join us on our tours from Port Renfrew with whales as their primary interest, there are some guests who realize that these remote waters give access to bird species that they normally would not get a chance to see for themselves. Birders – […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: A Fantastic Week of Our Favourite Ocean Dwelling Creatures!

August 24, 2021

Written by: Lori, Naturalist – Week of August 16th, 2021 It is hard to believe that August is nearly coming to an end. They say time flies when you’re having fun, and this week has certainly flown by! We have had a fantastic week here at Orca Spirit filled with many different sightings of our […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Whale Breaches, Spyhops, Tail Lobs, and So Much More!

August 18, 2021

Written by Lori, Naturalist – Week of August 9th, 2021 The wildlife encounters here at Orca Spirit Adventures have been nothing short of awe-inspiring this week! It has been a week filled with breaches, spyhops, and tail lobs from some of our favourite marine mammals. When we head out of the harbour we never know […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Big Mama: The Humpback Whale, Race Rocks, and So Much More!

August 11, 2021

Week of August 3rd, 2021 – Written by Lori, Naturalist It is always a beautiful day to be out on the water and this week was no exception! We were fortunate to have a wildlife-packed week with some absolutely incredible encounters with the beautiful creatures who call the Salish Sea home. The abundance of wildlife […]

Victoria Sightings Report: Bigg’s Killer Whales, Minke Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, and Much More!

August 3, 2021

Week of July 26th – Written by: Rachael, Lead Naturalist The end of July may have come and gone this week, but the sightings of whales and other wildlife in the Salish Sea continue to be abundant and diverse! From many different Bigg’s Killer Whale families, to a very special and rare visit with a […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: What a Week of Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Seals, and Sea Lions!

July 27, 2021

Written by: Rachael, Lead Naturalist As always, the past week has been full of excitement and indescribable moments with the wonderful animals of the Salish Sea. In our little corner of the world, the ocean abounds with mammals, birds, fish, gorgeous seaweeds and interesting invertebrates! The diversity of the straights are backed by stunning scenery […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: How Do We Find Whales Around Port Renfrew?

July 23, 2021

Written by: Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Halfway through our fifth season here in Port Renfrew, Sarah and I often ask ourselves how it is possible that we have managed to find whales on every single voyage. While there are only a handful of exceptions where we have not been able to access the waters outside […]

Victoria Sightings Report: Brown Pelicans, Whales, Ollie the Sea Otter, and Much More!

July 22, 2021

Weekly Sightings Summary July 12th to 18th As we approach the middle of summer, sightings of wildlife continue to be diverse and abundant here in the Salish Sea! This week was full of experiences with creatures who depend on the salty waters that surround south Vancouver Island, including rare species like Brown Pelicans, mammal hunting […]



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