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Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas, Humpback Whale & More

August 20, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was a perfectly calm morning on the water, a welcome scene as flat seas make for awesome wildlife viewing! We left the Victoria Harbour and aimed west to search the coastline for signs of whales and other amazing marine creatures. We made it to Becher Bay where local Bigg’s orcas surprised us […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas, Humpback Whales & More

August 19, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning, we left the harbour and headed out into the Juan De Fuca Strait. After a bit of travelling, we made our first stop with several Humpback Whales! We were able to see blows and flukes all around the boat. Since these are solitary animals, seeing many in an area implies that […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales Everywhere!

August 18, 2019

MORNING TOUR Aboard the Pacific Explorer I this morning, we travelled west on the Juan de Fuca Strait. We arrived a few miles off of Sooke to find humpback whales everywhere! As we slowed down, one whale breached while another was in a headstand. These are examples of the acrobatics that humpbacks are so famous […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Zephyr and Calf, Sea Lions & Orcas

August 17, 2019

MORNING TOUR This morning we headed out West into the Juan De Fuca Strait. After just a short time of travelling, we had quite the surprise when we spotted three Humpback Whales! These three were Zephyr, her calf, and Pantera. Pantera was swimming with these two for extra protection, since our mammal-eating Transient Killer Whales […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Our Favourite Killer Whale, Baby Tl’uk & More

August 16, 2019

AFTERNOON TOUR As we approach September, the days on the water get calmer and calmer with the surface of the sea smooth as glass. We were very fortunate to not have to search for far for whales as we found mammal-hunting orcas between Victoria and Race Rocks Lighthouse! As we set eyes on these creatures […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Breaching Humpbacks & Members of J-Pod Southern Resident Orcas

August 15, 2019

MORNING TOURS This morning we headed out West into the Juan De Fuca Strait. Our first stop was just outside of Race Rocks with a Humpback Whale! This animal surfaced a few times but we had reports of several more slightly further West of us. We were able to see blows all around the boat […]

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

August 14, 2019

MORNING TOUR After boarding the Catalina Adventure the guests and crew this morning made their way out into the Juan De Fuca Strait. This body of water is shared between Vancouver Island and Washington State and was named in 1787 by Charles Barkley, a maritime fur trader! The strait is 96 miles long and about […]

Victoria Whale Watching Report: Orcas, Humpback Whales & An Entertaining Sea Otter

August 13, 2019

MORNING TOUR It was yet another gorgeous morning on the west coast of Vancouver Island with the sun shining and the waters calm and glass-like. We decided to look west of the Capital City to see if any leviathans (creatures of the deep) were out and about in the Juan de Fuca Strait. As we […]

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