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Humpback Whale, Minke Whale & Transient Orcas

May 30, 2016

This morning’s tour gave us a surprise triple feature! We set out west towards Race Rocks to find a group of Transient Orcas that had been spotted in the area. Our guests had fantastic views of the orca family group as they traveled west at a very fast pace. We then headed over to Race […]

May 29, 2016 – Pacific Explorer Tours

May 29, 2016

This morning the seas were a little choppy as the wind had picked up overnight. This did not stop us however, from having an excellent tour filled with whales! Our first encounter was with Big Mamma and her calf (humpback whales) in the middle of the Juan de Fuca Strait. We enjoyed many surfacing from […]

Humpback Whales, Orcas & Giant Male Elephant Seal

May 29, 2016

We left a sunny Victoria with plans to head straight across Juan de Fuca where we had reports of orcas, but a guest noticed some huge splashes between Ogden Point and Trial Island! Nothing can make a splash like that, other than a breaching humpback. Other boats saw the whitewash and confirmed the sighting was […]

Humpbacks, Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

May 28, 2016

On a lovely Saturday afternoon, guests from near and far boarded the Pacific Explorer, including a large group all the way from France. We left the harbor with plans to cruise over to the American side of the Straight of Juan de Fuca, as we had early reports of transient orcas patrolling the shoreline of […]

May 28, 2016 – Bigg’s Killer Whales

May 28, 2016

May has been an incredible month for sightings of Bigg’s killer whales. Also known as transient orcas, these magnificent animals have been seen daily over the last few weeks. This evening’s encounter was another wonderful wildlife experience. On this evening’s tour, we headed towards Kelp Reef in Haro Strait. There we encountered a large group […]

May 27, 2016 – Breaching Humpbacks!

May 27, 2016

You really never know what you are going to see until you’re out on the water seeing it! This morning’s tour couldn’t be more surprising! We started off with strong winds which led us to the sheltered waters of the Haro Strait. There we met up with Humpback whales, Big Mama and her new calf […]

May 25, 2016 – Transient Orcas & Humpback Whale

May 25, 2016

This afternoons trip we headed South East of Race Rocks in search of some transient orcas. The skies were sunny, but the winds created a fair amount of sea swell. This made it a little difficult to get an eye on these creatures, but of course, we were up for the challenge! We all held […]

May 24, 2016 – Seals, Seal Lions, Sea Otter & Transient Orcas

May 24, 2016

The skies were overcast and the seas were a little choppy, but this didn’t stop Captain Bill from finding us a gang of 3 Transient orcas! We were originally heading over towards Port Angeles, following a report of orcas spotted around 7:30 am. Then, all of the sudden, a big black fin popped up off […]

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