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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 […]

J & K-Pod Orcas – August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015

This evening, we spent time with a large group of Southern Resident orcas off San Juan Island. It was an incredible tour, as we watched members of J and K pod work their way slowly north. We witnessed some incredible behaviors, including cartwheels, spyhops and some very entertaining antics from a young calf! You can […]

What do Orcas Mean to the Aboriginal People of BC?

August 5, 2015

We live in one of the most majestic and natural corners of the entire globe. From its highest peaks to its deepest depths, British Columbia is home not only to some of our country’s most powerful animals, but to our nation’s most powerful people. The aboriginal people of BC have shared a spiritual kinship with […]

Transient Orcas & Humpback Whales – August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015

Tuesday was a very lucky day for us! We had beautiful weather and the opportunity to visit Race Rocks Ecological Reserve where we found a group of Bigg’s mammal eating killer whales hunting for seals that frequent this area. We waited outside the reserve so as not to disturb there hunting. Bigg’s Killer Whale hunt […]

J & K-Pod Orcas – August 2, 2015

August 2, 2015

This morning, we left aboard the Pacific Explorer and headed east towards San Juan Island. We encountered members of J-pod near a weather buoy about 5 miles south of Discovery Island. We immediately noticed the antics of the young calves in the J-16 matriline. Most of the whales were traveling in tight formation, and were […]

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