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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 […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Pinniped Species Galore!

August 12, 2020

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour We continue to soak up the sunny days of summer by taking guests from across Canada to explore the Salish Sea! Aboard the Pacific Explorer, we set course to the southwest as our zodiac skipper Evan reported finding a humpback whale! It was a long way […]

Port Renfrew Whale Watching Report: East into the Juan De Fuca Strait to find Humpbacks!

August 12, 2020

August – 1pm Zodiac Vessel Tour This past week in Port Renfrew has been fog free and often sunny! With stronger winds that brought larger swell we decided to go East for a change! East into the Juan De Fuca Strait would not disappoint as we soon came across multiple groups of humpbacks. Clearly feeding […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Olympic Mountains, Steller & California Sea Lions!

August 11, 2020

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 – 12pm Covered Vessel Tour Today we started our tour by heading south of the Victoria Harbour in search of whales and other wildlife that frequent the Salish Sea. The waters were calm, making viewing conditions optimal. The picturesque Olympic Mountains made for a perfect backdrop in the Juan de Fuca […]

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