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May 17, 2016 – Humpback Whales, Seals & Sea Lions

May 17, 2016

This morning was a beautiful calm sunny day with no report of whales, so we decided to head out into the middle of the Juan de Fuca Strait and try our luck. With everyone scanning the horizon looking for blows Captain Liz with her trained eye spotted one in the distance! We turned and headed […]

May 16, 2016 – Transient Orcas

May 16, 2016

With active waters just off of Victoria, we made our way North up the Haro Strait. Flat calm waters soon greeted us as well as multiple family’s of Transient Orca’s! We followed at least 10 individuals along the San Juan Islands. 3 hours later for our afternoon tour we found the same transients in the […]

May 15, 2016 – Bald Eagles & Transient Orcas

May 15, 2016

This afternoon we traveled along the shore line of Victoria out towards the Haro Strait. There we found a large group of 9 Transient killer whales! They were tightly packed together and we were able to view all sizes, from calf to large male. This made for superb viewing and excellent photos! A trip through […]

May 13, 2016 – Resident Orcas!!

May 13, 2016

Blue skies and flat calm seas created an excellent start to our morning tour. We picked up our happy cruise ship guests at Ogden Point and off we went. Following an orca sighting report, we headed out toward San Juan Island, and sure enough, the reports were true! As we approached San Juan Island we […]

3 Killer Whales Who Had An Unfortunate Brush With Fame in Captivity

May 12, 2016

Do you remember going to the circus when you were a kid and staring in wonder at the amazing tricks being pulled off by animal and human alike? Seriously, how is that bear balancing his unicycle on that giant beach ball? OMG look at that elephant standing on his hind legs like a person! Oh […]

May 12, 2016 – Transient Orcas

May 12, 2016

This morning had a report from land of Transient Killer Whales off of Sooke. Its was a bit choppy heading out of Victoria in search of the Killer Whales. Working closely with all the other companies out on the water we soon came upon the four Transients. Captain Liz did an excellent job of getting […]

May 9, 2016 – J-Pod Orca Sightings!

May 9, 2016

This morning had everyone aboard the Pacific Explorer heading towards San Juan Island. Thanks to the sighting network we have in the area, the reports came in early of killer whales. Its always so good to see the J-16’s of J-pod. This family includes Slick, Mike, Alki, Echo and the two recent calves Scarlett and […]

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

May 7, 2016

Today was another beautiful day out on the water in search of whales. Working together with all the other companies out on the water, had us searching in every direction. Sadly no whales this morning but alas that is wildlife. We where however very fortunate to meet up with one of our very rare sea […]



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