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Victoria Whale Watching Report: The Mammal Eating Killer Whales, known as Transient Orca!

August 20, 2020

Thursday, August 20th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour Nature fooled the weather forecasters today as it called for rain, but we experienced only overcast skies and flat-calm seas. We set out on the Pacific Explorer and aimed southwest. We can see whales literally anywhere in the Salish Sea, including the Victoria Harbour so we […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: A Day of Porpoise!

August 19, 2020

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Today’s tour was a very special trip that guests nor crew are soon to forget! We boarded the Pacific Explorer and headed out onto the Juan de Fuca Strait for a day filled with wildlife from the Salish Sea. We did not have to travel far before […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: East Sooke, Sheringham Lighthouse, and Killer Whales!

August 18, 2020

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour It was a beautiful day to be heading out on the Salish Sea! 13 Passengers plus your crew loaded onto the Pacific Explorer, which made its way out of the Inner Harbour and west into the Juan De Fuca Strait! There had been reports of a […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: Dall’s Porpoise, Harbour Porpoise, Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, and More!

August 17, 2020

Week of August 17th, 2020 – 9am/1pm Zodiac Vessel Tours Another week of excellent weather and wildlife sightings. The month notoriously known for its fog has failed to live up to the reputation. Instead everyday we venture out into clear skies and refreshing cool breezes that relieve us from the summer heat on land. With […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpbacks, Race Rocks Lighthouse, Sea Lions, and More!

August 16, 2020

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour Orca Spirit takes pride in taking guests from all corners of Canada and the world to see a huge variety of marine wildlife. The west coast is a special place where nutrient-rich waters form the basis of a magnificent food chain from plankton to whales. Today, […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Bigg’s Killer Whale Family, the T18’s and a Humpback Whale! Esperanza (T18), Nootka (T19), Galiano (T19B), and Spouter (T19C).

August 15, 2020

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour This afternoon we headed out into the Juan de Fuca Strait with beautiful conditions for our trip. It didn’t take us long before we encountered a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales! This ecotype of killer whales hunt mammals such as seals, sea lions, porpoises, and even […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpbacks, Harbour Seals, California Sea Lions, and More!

August 14, 2020

Friday, August 14th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour This afternoon we headed out into the Juan de Fuca Strait to search for whales and other wildlife. After a bit of travelling, we came across a Humpback Whale! When these whales go on dives they show their tails and this allows us to identify which […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Discovery Island and Transients Killer Whales!

August 13, 2020

Thursday, August 13th – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour This afternoon we headed out into the Salish Sea with excellent conditions for viewing wildlife. We took a coastal route out towards the Haro Strait, passing by beautiful sights such as the Trial Island Lighthouse. This lighthouse was established in 1906 but was rebuilt in 1970 and […]




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