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Gherkin the Humpback Whale & Transient Orcas

September 12, 2018

As summer is winding down and cool fall air starts to make its way into Victoria, we still have plenty of whale watching left to accomplish in the Strait of Juan de Fuca! Our morning trip on September 12th began with sunny skies and flat waters. We headed out of the Victoria harbour and went […]

Humpback Whale, Seals, Sea Lions & Ollie the Sea Otter

September 11, 2018

This Tuesday morning was incredibly foggy and windless, severely limiting visibility on the water. By the afternoon when we departed the dock for our tours the breeze had picked up and most of the fog had been blown off the water. We set out with renewed hope of spotting wildlife. Not long into our journey […]

Humpback Whales & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

September 10, 2018

This morning was a successful tour as we headed west in search of whales. We came upon a humpback which we stayed with for a while before heading to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to view our sea lions, seals, and our ample bird life. On our way back we decided to look for Gherkin, a […]

Southern Resident & Transient Orcas

September 9, 2018

It has been a long summer with little rain, but today the wet stuff was gently falling over the Salish Sea. We ventured east to look for whales and found Southern Resident killer whales porpoising through choppy waters, heading north offshore of San Juan Island. Orcas are top ocean predators and can reach high speeds […]

Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

September 8, 2018

It is the time of year again when the seas are often blanketed by a layer of fog. Though it can make spotting more challenging, we are still very successful at finding whales! We searched west of Victoria this morning, with all the whale watching boats dividing up to cover the most water possible. We […]

Super Pod of Transient Orcas

September 7, 2018

Today was a rare occurrence, we started off our day travelling westward after a radio call about some transient orca. To our surprise it was not just ‘some’, we were able to see a super pod of transient orca! Normally this ecotype travels in small groups but today a few families met up to socialize. […]

Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

September 6, 2018

We started out our day heading South in search of humpback. It was a beautiful morning with the Olympic mountain range just ahead of us and the Vancouver island coast line behind. We were able to view a couple of humpbacks Today was a busy afternoon at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. We started our tour […]

Transient Orca & Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

September 5, 2018

This we headed west to hang out with out T65a group of transient orca. This group is made up of about 7 orca, one of them being a brand new baby born this spring. Because there are a few younger whales this group loves to play with each other! We slowly sailed along with them […]

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