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Why Do Orcas Hate Great White Sharks So Much?

January 7, 2022

Orcas and great white sharks are both fascinating creatures in themselves and both for different reasons. The great white shark suits everyone’s version of what the ocean’s most fearsome predator is all about. Their terrifying dead eyes and angular snouts have haunted our nightmares ever since Jaws came out in 1975. Meanwhile, orcas have become […]

The Hidden Orca Behaviours You’ll Only See in the Wild!

December 27, 2021

Interview with Rachael Merrett originally posted on January 27th, 2016 Updated: December 27th, 2021 Written By: Lori, Naturalist If you are someone who has never before seen an orca in the wild or experienced some hidden orca behaviours, it is hard to imagine just what the experience is like. Orcas display the most incredible combination […]

Top 3 Reasons To Book A Winter Wildlife Tour

December 17, 2021

Written By: Lori, Naturalist When you think of going whale watching you may picture it solely as a summertime activity. It’s easy to picture blue skies and a beautiful sunny day when we think of being out on the water. Fortunately, in Victoria the weather remains relatively mild throughout winter, and even though the hustle […]

Cleaning up the Salish Sea One Balloon at a Time!

December 9, 2021

Written by: Lori, Naturalist The Salish Sea is an area of breathtaking beauty, awe-inspiring biological diversity, and rich cultural history. It is truly a unique and special part of the world, and we are fortunate to call this region home. As whale watching guides, we spend a great deal of our time out on the […]

Remarkably Close Encounters with Orca in 2021!

November 24, 2021

Written by: Lori, Naturalist There are few experiences in life that compare to seeing an orca in the wild. There is something about their unique colouration, intelligence, and obvious power that makes experiences with them absolutely unforgettable. People from all over the world travel to Victoria and book whale watching tours with the hope of […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Wrapping up the 2021 Season!

November 12, 2021

Victoria Whale Watching 2021 Season Highlights As we reach the end of the whale watching season, it is nice to take a moment to reflect on the past five months we have spent adventuring out into the Salish Sea! It was my first season working with Orca Spirit Adventures as a Naturalist, and I was […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Dall’s Porpoise, Bald Eagles, Humpback Whales, and Killer Whales!

October 21, 2021

Written by Lori, Naturalist – The week of October 11th What a fantastic week it has been here at Orca Spirit Adventures! Our days on the water have been filled with incredible sightings of some of our favourite animals of the Salish Sea, and the whale watching has truly been nothing short of spectacular. Rain […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: A Week Filled With Exciting and Memorable Encounters!

October 12, 2021

Written by Lori, Naturalist – The Week of October 3rd, 2021 It is hard to believe that the first week of October has already flown by! They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that has certainly been true for us here at Orca Spirit Adventures. It has been a week filled with exciting […]

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