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Humpback, Southern Resident Orcas & Sea Lions

July 13, 2015

Working so closely with all the other whale watching boats in our area lead us to the report of lots of killer whales heading north up through the Haro Strait this morning. So off we went! It was going to be a long trip up to the south side of Pender Island but with flat […]

Orcas & Harbour Seals – July 12, 2015

July 12, 2015

This morning was an adventure as we set out in the fog, the water looking spooky as no land could be seen.  We cruised East, hoping to locate orcas off San Juan Island.  Our misty surroundings changed into clear and sunny conditions as the island appeared in the distance.  It was not long before we […]

Southern Resident Orcas and Humpback Whales

July 11, 2015

We left the Victoria Harbour with Killer Whales reported on the west side of San Juan Island. We traveled for 45 minutes through the still waters of the Salish Sea, passing stunning islands with lighthouses atop their highest corner, all the while keeping our eyes on the horizon for a pod of black and white […]

J, K & L Pod Orcas – July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015

We always say that we start whale watching the moment we leave the inner harbour. That couldn’t have been more true than this morning. Not 2 minutes out past the breakwater and we found over 20 Orca all grouped together in a resting formation. It was a big mix of our J and K pod […]

4 Unique Orca Behaviours to Watch for this Summer

July 9, 2015

Imagine you could live anywhere in the world. What would your home look like? Would you live on a secluded island where you’d search for fresh fruit and hunt for wild game? Or would you hide yourself deep in the forest in a cabin, chopping firewood and living off the land? Warm-blooded mammals, whether they […]

J-Pod Orcas – July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

On our morning whale watching tour we were fortunate to have sightings of the family group known as the J16s, which are prat of J-Pod. Each pod consists of multiple families that are related and often travel together. These individual families are called Matrilines and are led by a Matriarchal female. The J-16s are named […]

SUPER POD of Orcas – July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

On our morning whale watching tour we saw members of J and K Pods, foraging around San Juan Island. Killer Whales use echolocation to locate their prey and prefer to catch salmon. Orcas recirculate air through their blowhole then directed the sound through the fatty melon on their head. The sound waves bounce of the […]

Orcas: LPod, JPod and Calves – July 5, 2015

July 5, 2015

On a beautiful morning we headed though Juan de Fuca Strait and into Haro Strait, where we caught up with members of the J-16 matriline from J-Pod!  It was so exciting because this family has not one but two of the new calves in the population!  It was not hard to spot 43 year old […]

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