Talkative California Sea Lions at Race Rocks. Image taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.

Sunshine and Sightings

January 27, 2020

What a glorious day it was in Victoria, BC- the perfect conditions for a marine wildlife tour! The tour started off in the direction of Race Rocks Lighthouse Reserve. Here we were met with some very chatty California Sea Lions! We also got to see a variety of marine birds …

Killer Whales

19th January – Killer whales and humpback whales

January 19, 2020

Mild weather has returned! Its a great time to be on the water again. Skipper Alex ran his first tour of the year and was on exceptional form. The tour found mammal eating killer whales and humpback whales and Dall’s porpoise close to Victoria. Favorable sea conditions helped Alex spot …

T46B1B also known as Tl'uk

‘White’ Orca and Breaching Whales!

December 28, 2019

An amazing tour with a breaching humpback whale known as ‘Two Spot’ and a pod of killer whales that includes a young and  incredibly rare ‘white’ Orca whale. ‘Two Spot’ Tail Fluke An amazing winter continues. Within 10 minutes of leaving the harbor we saw our first humpback whale. Continuing …

Ready to go!

Winter Wonderland

December 17, 2019

A great afternoon with fun people and lots of Whales. The waters are amazingly rich in life right now. This has been a December to remember. Within 15 minuets of leaving Victoria harbor we has stopped to watch multiple groups of humpback whales surface feeding. Humpback feeding below the Olympic …

Male Killer Whale CA166

Many Orca and Humpback Whales

December 14, 2019

The 14th December brought us a beautiful day. Clear and calm waters. First we found a surface feeding humpback whale followed quickly by the first of many pods of mammal eating killer whales. Humpback Fluke After a short 15 minute search from Victoria harbor we stopped to watch a humpback …

Humpback diving

Winter Whales and Wildlife

December 13, 2019

Another great trip with multiple humpbacks and wonderful sea lions. Calm waters and mild temperatures made a great winter tour. We had a great experience watching two humpback whales hunting close to Victoria. A humpback whale turns and dives for prey   This time of year is always great for …

Surface Feeding Humpback

Open wide! Surface feeding humpbacks!

December 9, 2019

An amazing day with over 15 surface feeding humpbacks. All around us the calm water was swirling and churning with the movements of these lunge feeding giants. https://www.victoriawhalewatching.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Tandem-lunge.mp4 There were many groups of multiple whales collaboratively hunting with synchronized lunges along the surface. An amazing sight. Two humpback whales surface …

Winter Whales

December 3, 2019

Another successful winter tour. This year we are having exceptional sightings of humpback whales feeding in the waters south of Victoria. Wrap up warm as the winter bites and jump onto a zodiac for the most intimate experience of the west coast wildlife. Alex and his wild crew ready to …

Not All That Glitters is Gold

November 10, 2019

  A cheeky peek at the T18’s by Moresby Island   Despite a chilled forecast, our group of intrepid adventurers, led by the knowledgeable Captain Ian, set out to sea in search of wildlife. In the fashion of a classic Pacific North West winter the heavens opened, spilling rain on …

Lunge Feeding

October 30, 2019

We had a fantastic trip today; the conditions were calm and the sun was shining. We sped off in RipTide for our afternoon’s adventure. We had heard reports of Humpback Whales in the area, so we kept our fingers crossed! Getting closer to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, we spotted a …

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