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Orcas – June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

June 9th found us with another beautiful day on the water. The morning started off with a bit of chop, that was quickly forgotten with a beautiful sunny day and not a cloud to be seen. We made our way over to the west side of San Juan Island, where we caught up with L […]

Orcas & Sea Otters – June 7, 2015

June 7, 2015

It was an exhilarating afternoon on the water as we kept pace with a large group of L-pod whipping along the coast as they headed west past the Sheringham Lighthouse! To make our trip even more special, we saw not one but two SEA OTTERS at Race Rocks! Sea otters are a rare sighting in […]

Orcas & Humpbacks – June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015

Morning Tour Amazing and rare sighting as a large group of transient orcas traveled directly passed a feeding humpback with little to no reaction to one another’s presence. Although both of these marine mammals frequent our nutrient enriched waters during spring, summer and fall, they are rarely seen in such close proximity of one another. […]

New Pacific Salmon Foundation Partnership

May 29, 2015

Pacific Salmon Foundation Partnership Press Release May 29, 2015 Orca Spirit Adventures and The Pacific Salmon Foundation have joined forces to take action to protect our coastal marine habitat.  Beginning June 1st, Orca Spirit Adventures will implement a $1 fee for each guest, to go towards the restoration of Salmon in the Salish Sea. The […]

Five Famous Killer Whales

May 5, 2015

Many Killer Whales have become famous over their lifetime. Some for heroic acts, others for entertainment, some for sad stories of their capture and life in captivity. In this post we look at 5 Famous Killer Whales that have stolen our hearts over the years. Keiko Keiko, the star of the popular Free Willy movie […]

J Pod Sightings

April 26, 2015

Anyone fortunate enough to have spent time on the water with us this week had the pleasure of viewing one of our local resident pods of orcas, J-pod. J-pod has been back in the area for several weeks now and has been seeing foraging for salmon, resting as a pod and even displaying social behaviour […]

Victoria Earth Day Showdown Clean-up

April 21, 2015

The crew at Orca Spirit Adventures were proud to support and participate in the 4th annual Victoria Earth Day Showdown organized by VISTA (Victoria Sustainable Alliance) to clean up public areas for all residents and visitors, alike, to enjoy. Seventeen teams, including our partners at Harbour Air and Offsetters, joined us to clean-up and remove […]

Volunteer Day

April 21, 2015

Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. The Society has been in operation since 1981 and has been hatching and releasing hundreds of thousands of Salmon every year. This year the Jack Brooks Hatchery in Sooke (the headquarters for the Enhancement Society), will […]

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