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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 […]

Resident & Transient Orcas – August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015

Reports of many different whale sightings filled the radio this morning as we headed south towards the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. We came across some Transient (Bigg’s) mammal eating Killer Whales. We saw usual behaviour from this group of whales, as they normally are in stealth mode while always on the lookout for seals […]

6 Reasons Vancouverites are Flying to Victoria to Go Whale Watching

August 19, 2015

Look, there’s no way around it: we love whale-watching. We love it so much we’ve made a career out of it. And there’s no doubt everyone who experiences the whales in their natural habitat for the first time come away with a different perspective. Some are in awe, some are filled with joy, some are […]

Upgraded from Gold to GREEN with VIGBC!

August 19, 2015

Orca Spirit Adventures is very proud to announce the re-certification through  Vancouver Island Green Business Certification (VIGBC).  Last year was our very first assessment with VIGBC and we were awarded a Gold standing, based on our environmental efforts.  Each VIGBC member (business) is evaluated annually and are able to set target goals based on their findings. […]

Spy Hopping J-Pod Orcas – August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

A beautiful hot and sunny day on Vancouver Island meant calm waters and fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities today! Our morning started with meeting up with members of the J-Pod. These Orca whales seemed to be on a mission to make a B-Line towards the salmon rich waters of the San Juan Islands, Washington State. With […]

Resident & Transient Orcas – August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

This morning, we headed east aboard the King Salmon. We had an amazing tour with members of J, K and L-pod as they traveled in small groups from Hein Bank towards San Juan island. A great encounter with a large group of J-pod whales, including J27 (Blackberry) was a highlight of a truly incredible orca […]

Humpback Whale & Resident Orcas – August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

On Saturday morning, we encountered a large group of resident killer whales near San Juan Island. We quickly identified the whales as being members of K and L pods. A highlight of the morning tour was a great encounter with Crewser (L92), a large resident male killer whale in L-pod. We had a great viewing […]

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