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June 6, 2016 – J & K Pod Orcas, Humpback Whales, Seals & Sea Lions

June 6, 2016

What better way to spend a sunny day than with lots of whales! This morning we headed out of the harbour on flat seas to check out reports of resident orca travelling along the shores of San Juan Island. We quickly caught up with the whales from J-pod and followed them as they hunted for […]

June 5, 2016 – Resident & Transient Orcas

June 5, 2016

10am Tour The southern residents are back! This mornings tour had us over along the shore line of San Juan catching up with members of all three southern resident killer whale pods. It was a beautiful hot sunny day made that much better with everyone’s favourite eco-type of killer whales. We even got to finish […]

June 4, 2016 – An Amazing Humpback Experience!

June 4, 2016

10am Tour – King Salmon Well today was one of those days where something amazing would happen, but we all woke up with no notion that anything would be different by the time our day ended. We left the Orca Spirit dock on a sunny morning and entered the Salish Sea in search of whales […]

June 3, 2016 – Southern Resident Orcas are Back!

June 3, 2016

Reports of resident killer whales in the area is always exciting for our crew as these orca families are back in our waters following Chinook salmon on their way into the strait. As soon as we heard that members of L pod were heading east towards Victoria, off we went to meet them! By the […]

June 2, 2016 – Humpbacks, Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

June 2, 2016

This morning’s tour gave us a surprise visit! We set out west towards Race Rocks to find a lone bald eagle resting on a rock face. We then headed over to Race Rocks to see what other wildlife we could find. There were large groups of California sea lions and Steller sea lions barking and […]

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 […]




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