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May 4, 2016 – Humpback Whale, Seals & Sea Lions

May 4, 2016

It may have been the first chilly day in a while for Victoria but it certainly didn’t stop anyone from spending the entire tour outside on the top deck. We soon caught up with a very busy Humpback whale looking for food. Humpbacks try to eat 1 ton of food a day! After spending some […]

May 3, 2016 – J-Pod Sightings

May 3, 2016

Sunny skies and flat waters greeted us as we made our way up the Haro Strait on our afternoon tours. There we met up with J-pod of the Southern Resident killer whales. They busied themselves foraging for salmon while the calves kept up to their usual playful tail slapping. Making our way back down Haro […]

April 30, 2016 – Breaching Humpbacks and Hunting Transients!

April 30, 2016

Wow, what a way to finish of April! The morning zodiac tour was soon upon a local favourite. Humpback whale, Big Mama and her newest calf! The youngster was kicking off its arrival with big breaches and lots of barrel rolls! The afternoon tour had both zodiac and covered vessel out in search of the […]

April 26, 2016 – Transient Orcas

April 26, 2016

It was a mix of sunshine and clouds as we headed out for our afternoon tour today. Be it sun shine or overcast nothing beats flat calm waters! We traveled over to Port Angeles and found transient orcas, the T49A’s. Restful but zig zagging kept them true to their transient killer whale ways. After great […]

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 […]

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