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April 20, 2016 – Hunting Transients!

April 20, 2016

Heading almost straight south out of Victoria harbour, soon found us upon a large group of transient killer whales. The T36’s and T99’s. We arrived just in time to witness a hunt! Although no prey was visible at the surface we watched for over 30 minutes as the group clearly displayed their superb hunting. Mirroring […]

April 17, 2016 – Bald Eagle, Sea Lions & J-Pod

April 17, 2016

Sunny conditions greeted us as we headed out east towards Haro Strait. Within 45 minutes we were with J pod of the southern resident killer whales. Blackberry and Doublestuff spent 15 minutes cruising along beside us. We even go to see one of J pods newest calves, J-53! With still some time left in our […]

April 7, 2016 – Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otter

April 7, 2016

Our 10am tour had us out east in search for whales. It was another sunshine filled day and we soon came upon the chain islands. With an exceptionally low tide there where seals everywhere! We even got to see both juvenile and adult bald eagles using their superb vision to search for fish. We continued […]

April 3, 2016 – Lighthouse, Eagles, Seals & Sea Lions

April 3, 2016

On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, Orca Spirit and our guests cruised onto the Juan de Fuca Strait. Everyone took in the beauty of the snowy-topped Olympic Mountains and the gorgeous rolling hills of Vancouver Island. As we traveled SW on the straight, we were looking for signs of whales- blows, dorsal fins, splashing. After […]

March 29, 2016 – Humpback Whales

March 29, 2016

Sunshine and flat calm waters is the first step to a great tour. As we made our way northeast up the Haro Strait, we were greeted with the almighty view of Mount Baker. With eagles flying high in the sky in every direction you always had something stunning to view. Soon enough we had something […]

March 26, 2016 – Humpback Whale, Seals & Sea Lions

March 26, 2016

Today, we headed out into Juan De Fuca Strait aboard the Pacific Explorer. With calm seas and excellent sighting conditions, passengers and crew were excited about what this trip might bring. The first stop of our trip was Race Rocks Ecological reserve. Race Rocks was spectacular this afternoon. On our trip through Race Rocks, we […]

March 18, 2016 – Spring is Here!

March 18, 2016

A northerly wind had us gliding down the 2 foot swells on our way in search of wildlife. With previous sightings of whales to the south we soon found our way at Race Rocks ecological marine reserve. With so much of our wildlife migrating in and out of the area you never know what you’ll […]

The Orca Families Living in BC’s Coastal Waters

February 10, 2016

There’s really no substitute for the real thing, and when it comes to animals – wild animals living their lives as they’ve done for thousands of years – the behaviours we’re fortunate enough to witness drive this point home. For Orca Spirit’s Rachael Merrett, an encounter with an orca when she was six years old […]

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