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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas, Humpback Whales & More

July 26, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was a sunny morning on the Juan de Fuca Strait as we cruised west in search of whales and other marine wildlife.  As we scanned for the white, misty exhales, splashes and fins of whales. We eventually caught sight of a blow and discovered we were with the largest species of whale […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Lunge Feeding Humpback Whales

July 25, 2019

MORNING TOUR With calm seas and sunny skies, our vessels headed out into Juan de Fuca Strait. With calm seas and sunny skies, we were excited about the prospects of finding whales. It would prove to be an incredible day on the water. Aboard the Orca Spirit II, we arrived on scene southeast of Race […]

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

July 24, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning, our vessels headed out into Juan de Fuca in search of whales. With calm seas and sunny skies, it would prove to be another great morning of whale watching! Aboard the Catalina Adventure, our marine mammal experience started with a visit with Gherkin (MMZ0038). After some great views of Gherkin, we […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales & Bigg’s/Transient Killer Whales

July 23, 2019

8:30 am TOUR It was a bit of a blustery morning on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but wind and waves are no worries for the whales! We set out to look for signs of whales, which could include big white clouds of mist coming from giant whale nostrils, white water from splashing, or […]

Is Victoria, BC The Whale Watching Capital of the World?

July 23, 2019

The amount of knowledge the international orca research community has gained in the past decade or so has taught us more about orca whales than everything we learned throughout the 20th century. From their unique dialects to their familial structure, we know now that we have more in common with these magical marine mammals than […]

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

July 22, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we entered into the Juan De Fuca Strait, heading West. After just a short time of travelling, we spotted a Humpback Whale! After this whale showed us its fluke, we were able to identify the individual as “Scratchy”. The underside of a humpback’s tail is entirely unique, like a fingerprint! They […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpbacks, Race Rocks and Killer Whales!

July 21, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we began our trip by finding a humpback whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 15 minutes out of the harbour! Humpbacks can reach about 50 feet long and weigh 35-40 tonnes! They are filter feeders and have 800-1000 baleen plates hanging from their upper jaw to filter out […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Hat Trick! Gray Whale, Humpback Whale & Killer Whales

July 20, 2019

MORNING TOUR Some would call today a triple header and some would call it a hat trick! No matter the way you spin it, this morning was incredible. We started off our trip by visiting a lone Gray whale who was headed west. These whales are quite large, with the females being larger than the […]

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