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Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: Happywhale.com: Facebook but for Whales!

July 14, 2021

Written by: Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Having access to waters that no other whale watching vessel goes to allows us the unique opportunity to gather data on wildlife through citizen science. We are the only whale watching company based in Port Renfrew, amidst the numerous sports fishing boats in the area. That said, these incredible […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Steller and California Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Killer Whales, and More!

July 13, 2021

Written by: Rachael Merrett, Lead Naturalist It has been a week of exciting visits with creatures we haven’t seen very much in the past couple of months, making for very memorable tours on the water! The waters surrounding Victoria are home to hundreds of male Steller and California Sea Lions who ship out to the […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: Nature in Renny!

July 11, 2021

Written by Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Driving from Victoria to Port Renfrew is where the adventure begins. Part of the Pacific Marine Loop, Port Renfrew sits between Victoria and Cowichan. Coming from either direction takes you down a winding paved road leading you through the wild coastlines, valleys and rivers of the Pacific temperate rainforests. […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Bigg’s Killer Whales, Humpbacks, and So Much More!

July 6, 2021

Week of July 1st, 2021 – Covered Vessel Tours What a week on the water it has been! Sightings of whales and other marine wildlife has been spectacular with whales spotted on all of our tours. We started the week off with sightings of one of our favourite seasonally returning humpback whales named Divot and […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Race Rocks Lighthouse, and So Much More!

June 29, 2021

Week of June 21st, 2021 – Covered Vessel Tours What a week it has been on the waters surrounding Victoria! Hot, hot temperatures and hot, hot whale sightings too! Humpback whales are back in droves and Bigg’s Killer Whales are cruising the Salish Sea in large groups made up of multiple families in search of […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: The Return of the Humpbacks!

June 25, 2021

Sunday, June 20th- 12pm Tour It was a perfect day to be on the water surrounding south Vancouver Island! We headed out on the Orca Mist to look for the abundant wildlife that call the Salish Sea home. We made our way southwest when we saw the spouts of a Humpback Whale! This young creature […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: What a Start to the 2021 Season!!

June 23, 2021

Written by: Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain Our 2021 season here in Port Renfrew has begun. What a start it has been so far! Beautiful weather almost every day with hot sunny days and calm seas.  Each year at the start of the season we never know what to expect. Our remote little town sits on […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Lunge Feeding Humpbacks!

June 13, 2021

Sunday, June 13th, 2021 With the forecast set for rain, the guests and crew left the Victoria Inner Harbour donned in rain gear eager to find whales and other critters of the Pacific Northwest. We made our way straight south out of the harbour and into the center of the 17 mile wide Juan De […]



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