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Humpback Whales & Orcas – August 1, 2015

August 1, 2015

This morning, we received reports of orcas traveling across the Victoria waterfront. We encountered members of J-pod traveling east towards San Juan Island just minutes from the harbour. The large group of whales included Blackberry (J27), as well as Shachi (J19) and her new calf J51. The group traveled in resting formation, which is always […]

J and K-Pod Orcas – July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

As the eager crew transited out of the Victoria harbour, they had eyes scanning the horizon. No reports had come in yet, so the pressure was on. Only 20 minutes into the search, we came across K-pod just south of Trial Island. All the guest aboard were thrilled to watch this group of resident, fish-eating […]

Orca News – K12 Baby Bump?

July 31, 2015

An educated rumor has began circulating regarding the K12 Matriline of the Southern Resident Killer Whales.  K12, commonly know as Sequim, is rumored to be pregnant! A few days ago members of the Pacific Whale Watching Association and The Center for Whale Research noticed a little “Baby Bump” on the 43 year old matriarch.  Within the last year, all presumed […]

Humpbacks & Orcas! – July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015

This morning, we headed out aboard the Orca Spirit II in search of orcas and other cetaceans. Under sunny skies and with calm seas, we headed south of Victoria near Constance Bank. There we found a couple of humpbacks, likely a mother and a young juvenile whale. A highlight of the trip was some pectoral […]

J-Pod Orcas – July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

An amazing day was spent on the west side of San Juan Island with members of J-pod, one of our local resident, fish-eating, families of Orcas. We watched as they moved up and down the shoreline from Hannah Heights to Eagle Point foraging for Chinook salmon. We got a great look at the J16 matriline. […]

Resident Orcas: Js and Ls – July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

For both the morning and the afternoon tours we ventured towards San Juan Island and were lucky enough to see member of J-pod foraging for food in that area. We enjoyed some tail lobbing and even some spyhopping from some of the whales. We were able to identify Granny (J2) who is the oldest know […]

Humpback Whales – July 26, 2015

July 26, 2015

This morning, our tour took us south of Victoria in search of orcas, humpback whales and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea. It was a great tour, spent in the company of two large humpback whales. The whales were traveling consistently, making watching these majestic animals raising their tail flukes several times giving guests […]

J, K & L Pod Orcas – July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015

The day started with a light misty rain. With flat calm waters it made for a truly beautiful morning. We caught up with the southern resident killer whales moving fast along the west side of San Juan Island. They only seemed to slow down for some breaching and tail slapping. They must have been looking […]

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