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October 11, 2015 – Humpbacks & Resident Orcas

October 11, 2015

Our adventure whale watching this morning took us west of Victoria to Race Rocks Lighthouse, a marine reserve 9 miles west of the city. Guests were overwhelmed with the number of California and Stellar Sea Lions we found at the lighthouse! Hundr4eds of the noisy pinnipeds were either lying on the rocks, combating each other […]

October 6, 2015 – Transient Orcas & Humpback Whales

October 6, 2015

We started the tour today with calm water and headed West towards Race Rocks Lighthouse where there were reports of a Transient Orca. Transients are hunting marine mammals so the lighthouse is a great spot to find them due to the number of seals and sea lions that occupy the rocks. We found T49, a […]

October 5, 2015 – Humpback Whales & Orcas

October 5, 2015

As we continue whale watching into October, we have been very lucky with our Humpback whale sightings! These magnificent animals are only visitors to our waters, participating in a migration that stretches between Hawaii and Alaska each year. Today we had several Humpbacks feeding off the coastal waters located near Race Rocks Lighthouse. Humpback whales […]

October 4, 2015 – Breaching Humpbacks!

October 4, 2015

Calm waters greeted us as we entered the Juan De Fuca Strait this morning. The guests enjoyed the sunshine on our way out in search of some whales. We were lucky enough to find at least 4 different Humpbacks in the middle of the strait. With the Olympic Mountain Range in the background, we sat […]

October 3, 2015 – Resident Orcas

October 3, 2015

Saturday morning began with calm waters and warm sunshine. We headed out East to San Juan Island where we had heard there were reports of some Resident Orcas. We were lucky enough to find J-Pod traveling North up the island. Onyx L-87 was identified within the group. He was originally from L-Pod but after experiencing […]

October 1, 2015 – Resident Oras & Humpbacks

October 1, 2015

With the first day of October, came a lot of fog out on the Juan De Fuca Strait. We battled through it until we finally came upon a ton of Orcas that were traveling West past Race Rocks Lighthouse. We saw members of all three pods. They didn’t seem to mind the fog, displaying some […]

Humpback and L-Pod – September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

The sun was shining and the water was calm as we left the harbor for our morning trip. A thick fog bank was covering the south end of the Juan De Fuca Strait as well as East of us towards the San Juan Islands. After searching for awhile, we spotted a large male orca! Turns […]

My Chance Encounter with a Humpback Whale

September 30, 2015

Growing up in rural Alberta didn’t offer a lot in the way of animal encounters. The only wildlife common to the prairies of my youth were gophers, deer, coyotes and the occasional moose. However, my sense of wonder about animals wasn’t extinguished – in fact the opposite was true. I became obsessed with whales. Orcas […]

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