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Watching Whales On A Saturday

August 5, 2017

10am Tour Spending a Saturday morning whale watch is never a bad weekend decision! Aboard the Pacific Explorer, we aimed our efforts and our hopes to the southwest of Victoria. As the fleet fanned out, orcas were discovered! We caught up with a mammal-hunting group of orcas known as the T18 & T19 family. T18 […]

Spotting Orcas Whales At Race Rocks Marine Reserve

July 24, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded southwest in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). In the Strait of Juan de Fuca off of Race Rocks Marine Ecological Reserve, we encountered one of our southern fish-eating killer whale pods (L pod). […]

July 11, 2017 – Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 11, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) towards Haro Strait. Off the north end of San Juan Island, we encountered a group of Bigg’s killer whales (marine mammal hunters). The group identified were […]

July 8, 2017 – Transient Orcas

July 8, 2017

10am Tour Everyday is an adventure when you are whale watching with different whales and different locations all the time. Today took us towards the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. After cruising across the deep blue waters we started to spot black dorsal fins cutting through the surface of the sea! We were able to […]

July 4, 2017 – Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 4, 2017

10am Excursion We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) towards Haro Strait and the San Juan Island groups. Off of the north side of Spiden Island, we encountered a group of Bigg’s killer whales (marine […]

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 […]

Humpback Whales, Bigg’s Killer Whales & Race Rocks

June 6, 2017

10 am 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 foraging humpback […]

June 2, 2017 – Transient Orca, Seals & Sea Lions

June 2, 2017

There could not be a more perfect afternoon! It was sunny and the ocean was calm as glass. We took a turn for the west when we left the harbour and set our sights on locating the male transient orca that was found earlier this morning. We made it to Beachy Head when his tall, […]

May 29, 2017 – Transient Orcas, Seals & Sea Lions

May 29, 2017

Transient Killer Whales are amazing animals to watch. They are intelligent and cooperative, which is why they are the apex predators of the sea. This morning we were lucky enough to spend time with the T77 family group and caught up with them west of Victoria in Beecher Bay around Sooke. We watched the family […]

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