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Resident Orcas and Harbour Seal Pups – July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015

What a beautiful morning! Off to the west side of San Juan Island we went with flat calm waters to make it a speedy journey. We had K-pod of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. We immediately started identifying some of the members including Scooter and Lobo, both big males in K-pod. We soon dropped the […]

Humpback Whale and Harbour Seals – July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

Beautiful clear skies, flat calm seas and Humpbacks Whales…nothing to complain about on the ocean surrounding Victoria today. Guests and crew alike were fortunate to catch up with a feeding Humpback just a few miles south of the harbour. We all watched in awe as this truly giant mammal fed slowly in the nutrient filled […]

JPod and KPod Resident Orcas – July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

Viewing Killer Whales in their wild habitat never gets old for the guides of Orca Spirit, and this is because we continually get to share these stunning majestic creatures with new friends. We watched a combination of whales from both J-Pod and K-Pod along San Juan Island. The water was calm and the large group […]

Southern Resident Orcas – July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

10:00 am- This morning, guests aboard the Orca Spirit encountered members of J and K pod off the coast of San Juan Island near False Bay, We watched as the whales made their way slowly northbound in calm seas. We watched some foraging behaviour and enjoyed the company of several whales, including staff favourites Lobo […]

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 […]

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