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K-Pod Orcas – June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

On our early morning trip, we were fortunate to encounter resident orcas right off the Victoria waterfront! We had a wonderful morning, spending time with members of K-pod, and in particular the K12 matriline as they traveled east towards San Juan Island. We were privileged to witness some amazing orca behaviours, including cartwheels and several […]

J-Pod Orcas – June 28, 2015

June 28, 2015

This afternoon, passengers aboard the King Salmon and Orca Spirit traveled towards Saturna Island where we encountered the J16 matriline just west of East Point. This group of 6 whales includes 2 very young orca calves, J50 and J52 and the huge bull orca Mike (J26). We watched them as they were foraging and traveling […]

J and L-Pod Orcas – June 27, 2015

June 27, 2015

Saturday began with a great start as the boat glided through flat calm waters. Our guests enjoyed themselves as they took in the beautiful sunshine and headed east toward San Juan Island. Members of J pod, one of the Southern Resident Orca pods, were found just off of the shoreline. We spotted Onyx (L87), a […]

Transient Orcas & Humpback Whales – June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

What a truly amazing whale filled day! To start everything off we had all of J-pod of the southern resident killer whales. We spent some time with the matriarch Granny (J-2) who clearly isn’t showing her age of 104! We slowly moved our vessel around the waters of the Haro Strait spending time with all […]

J and K-Pod Orcas – June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Today we had a wonderful experience off of San Juan Island. With calm seas and amazing weather, guests enjoyed observing a rather energetic group of whales. Two large males, K-25 (Scoter) and J-27 (Blackberry) showed off their fully mature dorsal fins, while members of their families breached and tail slapped. It was a terrific day […]

L-Pod Orcas – June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Today we had a wonderful time out on the water! Guests enjoyed a nice break from the sun as we traveled East off of Victoria. We encountered members of L-pod including a wonderful pass from L-92, Crewser. Crewser is a 19 year old male with a unique dorsal fin that is curved at the top. […]

Resident & Transient Orcas – June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

The Salmon Bank, an area along southern San Juan Islands, is a spot where salmon that are caught in currents get pushed up against the island for easy capture by Killer Whales hunting for their favourite food! This is where we encountered L-Pod this morning. salmon, particularly Chinook salmon, are the favourite food of these […]

Whale & Wildlife Cruise for Conservation!

June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 10:00 am- Aboard The Pacific Explorer This morning was a very special trip as Orca Spirit Adventures hosted a whale and wildlife tour for conservation, with all proceeds from the tour going to local non-profit organization, Cetus Research and Conservation Society! Cetus is a environmental organization which operates out of Alert Bay […]

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