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Port Renfrew Seals, Sea Lions, Humpbacks & Orcas

July 8, 2017

Sunshine and small swells where the only thing in sight as we set out on our tours this week. Any fog that had been around burned off fast as we cruised along the Juan De Fuca shore line. Quickly spotting bald eagles soaring above the tree line we stopped to check for any nests that […]

June 19, 2017 – Mother and Calf Humpbacks

June 19, 2017

Today was an amazing day with humpback whales. Humpbacks are graceful giants of the Salish Sea and they are here to feed. Lucky for us, the waters surrounding Vancouver Island are full of whale food like small forage fish and krill, which is exactly what the humpbacks want! This morning we headed out to a […]

June 10, 2017 – Humpback Whales & Transient Orcas

June 10, 2017

Weekend Whale Watching Warriors! On this beautiful Saturday morning, we left Victoria and aimed southwest in search of the Salish Sea’s marine mammals and birds. It did not take us too long to spot the blows of a humpback whale! We slowly cruised over to this gentle giant and watching as it took deep breaths […]

June 3, 2017 – Humpback Whale, Seals & Sea Lions

June 3, 2017

10am Tour On this morning’s whale watching excursion, we left the docks on flat calm waters, but were greeted by rolling waves as we entered the Juan de Fuca Strait. The fleet fanned out in search of marine life in the chilly waters that surround our little city. We searched to the south and west, […]

May 21, 2017 – Humpback Whales, Seals & Sea Lions

May 21, 2017

It was a lovely morning as we set course on the Salish Sea, with many different boats on the water, all looking for tell tale signs of whales! Captains, crew and passengers scanned the surface of the water for misty blows, splashing or dark, shiny backs poking up above the water. We traveled southeast towards […]

Humpback Whale & Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve

May 18, 2017

This morning we departed the harbour and transited southeast towards Constance Bank on the lovely calm waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. After a ten minute scan of the flat calm waters in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), the MV Pacific Explorer transited deeper south in the Strait of Juan de […]

May 17, 2017 – Humpback Whales

May 17, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the harbour and transited slightly southeast towards Constance Bank, scanning the waters for cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). The MV Pacific Explorer shifted to a southern direction transiting across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Off the waterfront of Port Angles on the Olympic Penisula, we encountered a humpback whale displaying […]

May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day Humpback Whales

May 14, 2017

A beautiful sunny Mother’s Day morning had our boat heading west in the Juan de Fuca Strait. After a lovely boat ride up the west side of Vancouver Island, we came across two very active humpback whales. These whales did not look to be fully grown yet, young juveniles, but were putting on quite a […]

Humpbacks, Transient Orcas, Sea Otter, Seals & Sea Lions

May 8, 2017

Perfect glass water met us as we exited the harbour this morning on our search for wildlife. We didn’t need to go far before encountering a large group of Transient or mammal-eating Killer Whales! This group was made up of a family of 6 whales called the T100s and 3 whales belonging to the T86A […]



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