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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 […]

Orca Spirit Green Management Plan

July 23, 2015

Green Management Plan   As a Climate Friendly Company, Orca Spirit Adventures is proud to provide Carbon Neutral Tours through Offsetters, holds a GREEN certificate with Vancouver Island Green Business Certification and Silver grading with Green Tourism Canada. We are continually involved with community beach clean-ups and volunteer with a number of organizations related to […]

Resident & Transient Orcas – July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

Today for our morning trip, we traveled to San Juan Island. There we found members of J and K-pods working their way south near an area called False Bay. We had an excellent encounter with the K12 matriline, and enjoyed some views of the large male orca Blackberry foraging. It was a great morning with […]

Seals, Sea Lions & Orcas – July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015

Today’s tours were spent viewing one of our local resident pods of Orcas. L-pod was first spotted southwest of Victoria harbour at Beecher Bay. This group of 35 members were foraging for their favourite food, the Chinook salmon. They slowly moved in an easterly direction towards False Bay of San Juan Island. Besides the general […]

Orca Spirit’s Sheenah Duclos: A Lifetime With the Whales

July 22, 2015

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you remember where you were the first time you heard that question? Not many of us do, the memory just isn’t that strong. That’s not the case for Sheenah Duclos. Sheenah’s enjoying her sixth season as the head naturalist at Orca Spirit. “The first […]

Humpback Whale and Orcas – July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

We faced the wind and the waves this morning as we traveled South of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to go on a wild whale search! We spotting this Humpback just as it did a deeper dive for about 10 minutes and then lost it! We caught glimpses of him again soon and were lucky enough […]

Southern Resident Orcas – July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

This morning, we headed to San Juan Island, where we once again encountered orcas near Eagle Point.  It was a wonderful morning in the company of whales.  We watched members of the K13 matriline foraging for salmon.  While pink salmon appear to particularly plentiful this year, these Orcas feed on Chinook Salmon primarily during the […]

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