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Humpback, Transient Orcas & Sea Otter

September 11, 2015

Friday morning brought reports of Orcas near Sooke. We made it out there in good time to see Transient mammal-eating Orcas hugging the shoreline in search of prey. We were able to identify them as T10 and her sons T10B and T10C. After traveling with them for a while we had to time stop at […]

Orcas, Humpbacks & Fin Whale – September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015

Another exciting day with Orca Spirit Adventures!! Whales, whales and more whales filled our day for our passenger’s viewing pleasure! Humpbacks and Orcas crashed through the Salish Sea and as always, brought delight and awe to our hearts as our world above the ocean surface mingled with theirs below. Today was an extra extraordinary one […]

New Orca Calf! – September 9, 2015

September 9, 2015

This morning we traveled East towards San Juan Island and spotted some resident fish eating orcas near Lime Kiln Lighthouse. We first encountered the adult male L-92 (Crewser), who then swam off into the fog. A few minutes later we were following some females who we realized were L-91 (Muncher) and her brand new baby! […]

Orcas, Humpback Whales, Seals & Seal Lions

September 8, 2015

Today’s morning tour took us east towards the San Juan Islands. Guests aboard the top deck of the Pacific Explorer enjoyed the cool late summer air and misting spray of the Salish Sea. Our captain got word that Transient Orca whales were in the area and we were fortunate enough to catch up and move […]

L & K Pod Orcas, Seals and Sea Lions – September 7, 2015

September 7, 2015

Just as we began to accelerate out of the harbour, reports began to flood in about a large group of Orcas heading in from the west. We were so fortunate to meet them just south of Trial Island, approximately 15 minutes into our tour!! Both L & K pod, a total of 54 resident killer […]

Humpback Whale, Seal, Sea Lions & Sea Otter

September 6, 2015

Both are morning and afternoon tours were very similar and exciting with a variety of different species of wildlife! Our journey began with spotting a large humpback whale along Constance Bank. We were fortunate to see quite a few spectacular tail fluke shots as the majestic animal dove down for her deep dives in search […]

K & L-Pod Orcas – September 5, 2015

September 5, 2015

This morning we ventured out East towards San Juan Island to look for some of our resident orcas. We were lucky enough to run into some of L-Pod and even ID’d Crewser (L92) who is a mature 20 year old male. We watched them as they foraged for Chinook salmon. On our journey back to […]

Resident Orcas – September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

Today we enjoyed the company of resident Killer Whales. As they commonly do, we traveled alongside the pods as they traversed the San Juan coastline in search of Chinook Salmon. Not only did we enjoy watching and listening to the tranquil breaths they take with every surfacing, but guests got a wonderful chance to observe […]




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