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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 […]

J & K-Pod Orcas – August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

With reports of orcas off the Victoria waterfront, our covered vessels headed out this morning. We had high hopes for a great day of whale watching. It did not disappoint. We found members of J and K pod near Discovery Island. When we encountered them, the whales were in resting formation. This behaviour is always […]

J-Pod Orcas, Humpbacks, Seals & Sea Lions

August 12, 2015

SIGHTINGS OF THE WEEK We zipped all the way out to Sooke this morning for a very lovely encounter with J-Pod. The whales were grouped up very close together and swimming in what seemed like a resting line. We got a nice view of the J16 family with Slick and her son Mike and other children […]

Humpback & Transient Orcas – August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015

Today proved to be yet another amazing day on the water with Orca Spirit Adventures with not just one, but two different species of whales spotted! The sun was also shining in our favor and calm seas lead to a beautiful smooth boat ride throughout the day. The morning trip started off with a majestic […]

Humpback Whales & Resident Orcas – August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

What a wonderful day to start the week off! Despite a little rain early on in the morning, we set out across the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of whales. Glassy water conditions offered a surreal view of the beautiful ocean as we scanned for blows in the distance. After a short ride […]

L-Pod Orcas & Humpback Whale – August 9, 2015

August 9, 2015

This morning, we left the harbour aboard the King Salmon in search of orcas, humpback whales and other Salish Sea wildlife. We already had reports of orcas inbound at Beecher Bay. We ended up catching up with the orcas near Race Rocks. It turned out to be members of L-pod. We had a great encounter […]

K-Pod Orcas – August 8, 2015

August 8, 2015

This morning, we headed east with reports of orcas in Boundary Pass. We caught up with the orcas near Turn Point and were thrilled to witness some high speed porpoising. It proved to be members of K-pod. We traveled with the orcas as they made their way south towards San Juan Island. In addition to […]

Press Release: Orca Spirit Awarded Silver!

August 6, 2015

Orca Spirit Adventures Awarded Silver Grading with Green Tourism Canada For Immediate Release: August 5th, 2015 Orca Spirit Adventures has received Silver Certification from Green Tourism Canada, the world’s largest and most credible sustainable tourism certification program. Green Tourism is a leading sustainability certification program that provides mentorship and guidance to tourism businesses around the […]

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