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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 […]

May 6, 2016 – Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

May 6, 2016

It was a beautiful sunny and flat calm day as we left the Victoria Harbour eager to see wildlife awaited us today! We traveled south from the Victoria harbour into the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards Race Rocks Ecological Reserve at the most southerly point on Vancouver Island and in Western Canada. The Olympic […]

May 5, 2016 – Breaching Humpbacks, Sea Lions & Bald Eagles

May 5, 2016

We began our search for whales this morning by cruising along the shoreline of Vancouver Island. This brought us to Race Rocks, the most southern tip of Vancouver Island. The Steller and California sea lions were busy making their racket while the young Bald Eagles busied themselves in the search for fish. Working all together […]

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 […]

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