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Superpod Orcas & Humpback Whales – August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

This morning, we headed out aboard the Pacific Explorer. Our journey took us several miles south of Discovery Island, where we encountered superpod! All three pods of orcas were slowly making their way towards San Juan Island. Our encounter started with a great look at the K13 matriline and the large male Scoter (K25). As […]

Humpbacks, Orcas & Minke Whale – August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

To begin our day, we decided to venture out East towards San Juan Island. We explored the calm waters as we crossed the Haro Straight. Despite several groups of Harbour Porpoise, we continued on-ward, in search of large blows in the distance. Nearing Salmon bank, several guests jumped as two distinct plumes rose from the […]

L-Pod Orcas – August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

This morning we ventured over to San Juan Island where we saw some member of L-Pod spread out and foraging over they area. Using the dorsal fin and saddle patch that are unique to every whale we were able to ID 41 year old Marina (L-47) and her youngest, 5 year old, son Mystic (L-115). […]

J-Pod & Humpback Whale – August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015

Warm and sunny out on the Strait of Juan de Fuca today with Orca Spirit Adventures! Our morning trip found members of our resident Orcas (J-16’s) travelling from Hein Bank to a mile off Salmon Point of the San Juan Islands. We floated alongside Slick and her new baby calf. Echo, Slick’s elder daughter was […]

J-Pod Orcas – August 23, 2015

August 23, 2015

This morning, we headed out aboard the Pacific Explorer with reports of orcas near East Point on Saturna Island inbound. It was a long journey, but we ended up encountering a large number of resident orcas near Java Rocks in Boundary Pass, The whales were very spread out, but we ended up finding a nice […]

Transient Orcas – August 22, 2015

August 22, 2015

Aboard the Orca Spirit, we encountered a large group of J and K pod orcas near Battleship Island in north Haro Strait. The tour was a spectacular tour spent watching the whales, in two huge groups, surfacing and diving in unison. Despite the resting pattern that they were exhibiting, they were making good time. They […]

Resident Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions – August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

We began our day with yet another spectacular sunny morning. Once departing the Victoria harbour we took a left turn towards San Juan Island in hopes of finding Killer Whales! As we approached the Southern shores of the island, several blows could be seen in the distance. Resident Killer Whales! These amazing animals were spread […]

Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions – August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

This morning, we left the dock aboard the Orca Spirit II with reports of orcas off the Victoria waterfront earlier in the morning. By the time we encountered them, they were west of Race Rocks near Beecher Bay. As soon as we arrived on scene, it was a simple task to determine that they were […]

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