7th November 2020. Orca and Humpbacks!

November 7, 2020

A wonderful day out on the water. We had the chance again to view the amazing spectacle of many, many humpbacks. Looking in any direction you would see the blow of one or two of these amazing animals. After spending an enjoyable time moving from group to group of humpbacks …

31st October 2020 Happy Humpback Halloween!

October 31, 2020

Another amazing tour with many humpback whales. These waters have not seen humpbacks in these waters since pre whaling days 150 years ago! In these strange times its great to see something as positive as the return of these whales to their natural habitat. All Photos taken by Captain Yves …

Humpbacks Abound.

October 29, 2020

Humpbacks abound! The many humpback whales in the strait are moving ever closer to Victoria as the feast upon the abundant bait fish. All photos taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens and cropped.

Humpback Feeding Frenzy!

October 24, 2020

October 24th was very enjoyable tour. Many humpback whales feeding on bait ball of herring. With many sea birds joining in the feeding frenzy. All photos taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens and cropped.

Breaching Humpback

Humpback Comeback!

October 22, 2020

This is the best time of the year. There are many impressive humpback whales to be seen just a short boat ride from Victoria. We were also in the right place at the right time when one decided to breach, jump, and cartwheel repeatedly! There really is no better sight. …

Wind, Waves, and Whales

September 25, 2020

A wuthering day surrounded by walls of waves and wild whales is what today’s tour witnessed. Amidst the alliteration, this is an accurate summation of the adventure our capable crew and courageous guests went on. While the weather was feisty, so were we! Onward, ho, and off we go! With …

J-Pod Celebrates New Baby

September 25, 2020

While the weather may be changing and we feel winter coming up fast, good news can be a welcome ray of sunshine. This week we, once again, have the pleasure of celebrating a new life. J-Pod member, J-41 (aka “Eclipse”), has given birth to a brand-new calf, J-58! Spotted near …

Blue and Rare

September 20, 2020

Here at Springtide we are so, so grateful for the blue skies and clear air quality – you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone! In the spirit of the shift in wind and weather we prowled the Strait of the Juan de Fuca for an invigorating tour. Luckily …

All Clear!

September 19, 2020

Could it possibly be? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Wait…it’s blue sky! For the first time in over a week the azure expanse of sky has been visible after a shroud of smoke covered its beauty. While we enjoyed the moody, sepia tones of last week nothing …

Tail End

September 16, 2020

Southern smoke and west coast fog are still creating a mysterious glamour around the Victoria area. Whilst the city appears rather normal, once an excursion on the water is underway the eerie quality of the surrounding ocean envelopes the Maruader IV. Never to be daunted, our intrepid Captain continues forth …

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