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Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: That’s a Wrap on the 2020 Season!

September 24, 2020

Written by Matt Burnaby, Zodiac Captain This summer in Port Renfrew was unlike any other we have experienced in the last four years. Open ocean swell and vast fog banks are the primary challenges we overcome while exploring the rich marine ecosystem of the area’s surrounding offshore waters. During our voyages the experience provided by […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: SRKW J-58’s First Breath!

September 24, 2020

Thursday, September 24th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour What a day to be on the water! The Pacific Explorer made its way out of the Victoria Harbour with its 14 guests and 3 crew not expecting to have the trip of their lives. The trip started with a nice visit from Scuttle the Humpback […]

Southern Resident Killer Whale Pregnancies: Cautious Optimism for Their Future

September 23, 2020

Written by Rachael Merrett- Orca Spirit Marine Naturalist The whale world has been abuzz about the orca pregnancies detected within all three pods of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population since SR3 (Sealife Response + Rehab + Research) announced their discovery in July of 2020. They revealed that there are pregnancies in all three pods, […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: Doing Our Part in Being Responsible Whale Watchers

September 12, 2020

September – 9am/1pm Zodiac Vessel Tours The privilege that comes with visiting such naturally beautiful places should always be paired with the responsibility to better understand and preserve nature. It should be the foundation for which all eco-tourism industry is built upon. The slightly remote waters off Port Renfrew have become a focal point for […]

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 […]



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