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Transient Orcas & Humpback Whales – June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

What a truly amazing whale filled day! To start everything off we had all of J-pod of the southern resident killer whales. We spent some time with the matriarch Granny (J-2) who clearly isn’t showing her age of 104! We slowly moved our vessel around the waters of the Haro Strait spending time with all […]

J and K-Pod Orcas – June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Today we had a wonderful experience off of San Juan Island. With calm seas and amazing weather, guests enjoyed observing a rather energetic group of whales. Two large males, K-25 (Scoter) and J-27 (Blackberry) showed off their fully mature dorsal fins, while members of their families breached and tail slapped. It was a terrific day […]

L-Pod Orcas – June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Today we had a wonderful time out on the water! Guests enjoyed a nice break from the sun as we traveled East off of Victoria. We encountered members of L-pod including a wonderful pass from L-92, Crewser. Crewser is a 19 year old male with a unique dorsal fin that is curved at the top. […]

Resident & Transient Orcas – June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

The Salmon Bank, an area along southern San Juan Islands, is a spot where salmon that are caught in currents get pushed up against the island for easy capture by Killer Whales hunting for their favourite food! This is where we encountered L-Pod this morning. salmon, particularly Chinook salmon, are the favourite food of these […]

Whale & Wildlife Cruise for Conservation!

June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 10:00 am- Aboard The Pacific Explorer This morning was a very special trip as Orca Spirit Adventures hosted a whale and wildlife tour for conservation, with all proceeds from the tour going to local non-profit organization, Cetus Research and Conservation Society! Cetus is a environmental organization which operates out of Alert Bay […]

Superpod of Orcas – June 21, 2015

June 21, 2015

These beautiful days just keep on coming! Flat calm waters and sunshine had everyone eager to be out on the water. Rumors of Killer whales had us speeding off to San Juan Island. We were not disappointed! K pod of the Southern Resident Killer whales where busy milling, proposing and breaching! So much great behaviour […]

J, K and L Pod Orcas – June 20, 2015

June 20, 2015

A gorgeous sunny evening had us journey east towards San Juan Island, home of the Center for Whale Research and the Whale Museum. Famous for the number of sightings of the Southern Resident killer whales, San Juan Island’s fame lived up to its name as we discovered members from all three local pods- J,K and […]

Transient Orca – June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

Evening Tour Aboard the King Salmon Our tour this evening took us East and then North through the beautiful Gulf Islands.  We met up with a male orca named T049C near the ferry terminal off Sydney.   T049C was born in 1998, making him 17 years old this year.  He does have a sister who […]

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