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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 […]

Just How Smart Are Orcas, Dolphins & Porpoises, Really?

September 2, 2015

When curious Dall’s Porpoises investigate tour boats instead of the other way around (with the people on board investigating the animals), people often catch themselves wondering what they’re thinking. Dall’s are the most common types of porpoises that live in the waters between the southern coast of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. There’s a specific […]

Humpback Whales & Resident Orcas – September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015

This morning we searched for humpback whales in Juan de Fuca Straight and were able to find one that was slapping its 5 meter long pectoral fin repeatedly. We’re not sure why but possibly to communicate with the second humpback that we spotted soon after. And not long after that we realized that there were […]

Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions – September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015

This morning we set off into the cloudy horizon with reports of Killer Whales. The We stopped at Race Rocks on the way as the whales were heading towards us. Race rocks is very active at this time of year with 100+ Sea Lions hauled out on the rocks! We then went searching for Orcas […]

Superpod Orcas & Humpback Whales – August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

This morning, we headed out aboard the Pacific Explorer. Our journey took us several miles south of Discovery Island, where we encountered superpod! All three pods of orcas were slowly making their way towards San Juan Island. Our encounter started with a great look at the K13 matriline and the large male Scoter (K25). As […]

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