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Exciting new changes for Orca Spirit Adventures

November 14, 2014

As our season comes to a close, we begin the process of planning for next year. This season brought many new things; new vessels, new crew and of course the acquisition of Great Pacific Adventures, another whale watching company in Victoria. With this addition, we continue to move forward and grow. As the seasons change […]

Whale Watching Tour – Sunday, 05 October 2014

October 5, 2014

Memorable Moment from this Tour This morning was one of the most beautiful mornings you could ask for in October. The sun was shining and not a wisp of wind was blowing, making our journey towards San Juan Island very pleasant. As we neared the shores of the island, we spotted the blow and back […]

Whale Watching Tour – Thursday, 02 October 2014

October 2, 2014

Memorable Moment from this Tour We left the harbour and travelled South then East as we were headed to San Juan. We were surprised and very lucky to find a huge pod of Pacific White Sided Dolphins. Over 100 of them played around and chased the boat. All guests were very excited and happy to […]

Whale Watching Tour – Wednesday, 01 October 2014

October 1, 2014

Memorable Moment from this Tour We headed out East towards San Juan Island and stopped a few times in hopes to spot a Humpback but came up with nothing. Captain Rod took us to False Bay where we spotted some Resident Orca’s. As we parked we had one stop by the boat and it made […]

Whale Watching Tour – Monday, 29 September 2014

September 29, 2014

Memorable Moment from this Tour Not long after leaving Victoria we spotted a huge group of Resident Orca’s passing by going East. We enjoyed watching them play and travel together before leaving to visit seals an sea lions on Race Rocks. It was a cloudy day but very enjoyable on the water viewing Resident Orca’s. […]

Whale Watching Tour – Friday, 19 September 2014

September 19, 2014

Memorable Moment from this Tour This afternoon we picked up a fantastic group from the cruise ship terminal at Ogden Point. They were off the Norwegian Jewel and were very hopeful of seeing some Orcas…. We headed to the south of San Juan Island where we found J and K Pods of our Southern Resident […]

Following The Pods: The Whale Satellite Tagging Project

February 2, 2014

Photo by Kim on Flickr Despite all that we already know about them, orca whales still hold many mysteries. For one, we’re not quite sure where resident pods go during the winter. Scientists know that they can have quite a range, but have never been able to really know just how big it is. Last […]

Victoria Aquatic Wildlife: The Harbour Seal

January 24, 2014

When visiting the Victoria Harbour, Fisherman’s Wharf or taking a whale watching tour, you are very likely to see some local harbour seals swimming, hunting small fish or simply lying in the sun. The most common and widely distributed species of its class, the harbour seal lives in coastal waters of the northern hemisphere in […]

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