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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

August 2, 2019

8:30 AM TOUR This morning we started our search by heading west in the Juan de Fuca Strait. With the Olympic Mountains on our left and Vancouver Island on our right, we looked for fins, blows and splashes. Big, white splashes are what caught our Captain and Chief Mate’s attention- a humpback was breaching in […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales, Orcas & More

August 1, 2019

MORNING TOUR Our covered vessels headed out on our morning trips with reports of orcas near Race Pass.  Our vessels were able to catch up and spend time with a group of 3 Bigg’s killer whales, the T46B1 matriline that includes T’luk – the baby “white” orca!  T46B1 split off from her mom two days […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales & More

July 31, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning, we headed out aboard the Catalina Adventure in search of orcas and other cetaceans. It would prove to be a fantastic trip! Not long after leaving the harbour, we encountered members of the T46B group of Bigg’s killer whales. Unbeknown to us at the time, this group of orcas had split […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

July 30, 2019

This afternoon we headed South into the Juan De Fuca Strait. After a brief time of travelling, we ended up with a group of Transient/Biggs Killer Whales! This ecotype hunts mammals such as seals, sea lions, porpoises, and even other whales. We quickly identified this group as the T46B family because one member, in particular, […]

3 Reasons Why This is the Summer You Finally Go Whale Watching

July 30, 2019

The sun is shining here in Western Canada as we celebrate the start of another all-too-brief summer. Most of the country takes its sweet time getting to this point, and the long days only last so long, so let’s focus on what we do have instead of what we don’t: the opportunity for adventure! One […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: T65A Family of Killer Whales

July 29, 2019

MORNING TOURS It was a gorgeous morning in Victoria where we set off to the east through the Juan de Fuca Strait until we rounded a corner and headed north through the San Juan and Gulf Island area. While enjoying the scenic islands and rugged coastline, we made our way to the north side of […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Family of Bigg’s/Transient Killer Whales

July 28, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we headed out into the Juan De Fuca Strait, with wonderfully calm waters and decided to head South towards Washington. After a bit of travelling, we stopped in an area that has recently been popular for Humpback Whales. We stayed for a short time to try and spot some blows, but […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales, Humpbacks & More

July 27, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we headed straight out of the harbour towards Port Angeles, Washington. About halfway across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, we spotted blows straight ahead. With big billowy blows, we were excited to see humpback. As we approached slowly to the humpback we were surprised by some Bigg’s killer whales that […]

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