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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Welcoming the New Baby (J-57) of the Southern Resident Killer Whales!

September 11, 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tours A blanket of smoke has settled over much of the South Coast with fires raging in Washington, Oregon, and California and resembles fog on the water. The smoke would not deter us from watching marine life today as we headed out onto the Juan de Fuca […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: T60 Killer Whale Family!

September 9, 2020

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was another sunny day in Victoria and we had another group of guests excited to adventure onto the Salish Sea to look for marine wildlife. Today we had reports of two young male orcas in the area, searching for seals close to the shoreline just […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: The T065B Killer Whale Family!

September 6, 2020

Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was a beautiful sunny afternoon to head out on the water in search of the whales that call the Salish Sea home! The Pacific Explorer, crew and guests headed east into Haro Strait to look for a report of some killer whales! It wasn’t long […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: A Visit from the Southern Resident Killer Whales!

September 5, 2020

Saturday, September 5th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was an exciting day to be on the water as reports of Southern Resident Killer Whales were coming in! In the past several years we tend to see the amazing mammal-hunting orcas more often than the fish-eating Southern Residents, so the prospect of seeing them […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Sooke Bluffs, West Coast Rugged Shorelines, Race Rocks Lighthouse, and More!

September 3, 2020

September 3rd, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour September is off to a beautiful start with warm temperatures and sunny skies! Guests joined us on the Pacific Explorer and headed out onto the Juan de Fuca Strait. We had a report from land that a small group of whales was passing Oak Bay around 9am […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: East Sooke Park and Killer Whales!

September 2, 2020

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour This afternoon we headed West out into the Juan de Fuca Strait to look for wildlife in the Salish Sea. Our trip today took us outside of East Sooke Park where we encountered some Transient Killer Whales! While we were trying to identify which family we […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: The Marine Circle of Life

September 1, 2020

September Whale Watching – 9am/1pm Zodiac Vessel Tours As we transition from August into September, we begin to see dramatic changes around our remote coastal town. The pressure systems between Alaska and California collide offshore as seasonal temperatures begin to change in our hemisphere. On the water we experience these changes as wind from the […]

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 […]

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