The Humpback Comeback

October 17, 2019

Having had rain all morning and heavier rain forecast in the afternoon, we choose our time wisely and set of early afternoon on the Zodiac. There were large patches of blue sky and the sun was shining. We had great conditions for spotting wildlife. Avoiding the rain on the Salish …

Two Species One Afternoon!

October 16, 2019

The predicted rain held off enough for us to have a fabulous afternoon out on the water. Our first species was the Humpback whale! After travelling not too far South and West we came across a young humpback moving at such a distance and pace we thought it was two! …

Humpback whale tail

Mother’s Love

October 15, 2019

We headed out on our zodiac trip, excited for adventure and keen to see some wildlife! Well we certainly were not disappointed when we came across a mum & calf Humpback whale southeast of Race Rocks. The calf was curiously playful while its watchful mother kept tabs. A beautiful moment …

Cormorants & Sea Lions

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 14, 2019

Thanksgiving Monday and what better way to spend a day off than looking for whales! We set out on our covered vessel in search of marine life and were not disappointed. About 30mins into the trip we came across not one but two Humpback whales. A Humpback whale flicks its …

Killer Whales

Superpod

October 12, 2019

The term “superpod” refers to the awesome phenomenon where different family groups of dolphins aggregate together, normally where food is abundant. Today we had the privilege of viewing a superpod of Transient Killer whales. It was tricky to count exactly but the skipper reckoned there could have been up to …

Humpback Whale Tail

Humpback Whales @ Rock Pile

October 11, 2019

It was a crisp day and today it was the Zodiac setting off in search of wildlife! Captain Ian had a full boat of eager passengers waiting to see what they could find. We had heard reports of a Humpback Whale close to Rock Pile, so we set off in …

Humpback Whale

Happy Humpback

October 10, 2019

There was the first frost of the coming Winter on the dock this morning. The sun was glistening off the flat water’s surface and the chill in the air only gave us an excuse to drink more hot chocolate! We sailed south towards the Olympic Mountains with Mount Baker to …

A Great Display!

October 9, 2019

It was a beautifully sunny day, with a crisp Fall breeze in the air. The Zodiac boat headed out into the Salish Sea in search for wildlife. The journey took us to the West and after a tactical scan of the waters the Captain’s eagle eyes did the trick, we …

T49C- travelling alone

October 8, 2019

Today we encountered one of the unique marvels in Killer whale behaviour: a lone male. Researchers still do not understand why male Killer Whales sometimes prefer their own company to that of the pod, particularly as they are a notoriously social species. It was the Transient Killer Whale T49C. This …

Autumn rains didn’t dampen!

October 7, 2019

It was a typical fall day here in Victoria, but the intermittent drizzle did not dampen our searching efforts. We headed out into the Salish see with gusto on our Zodiac boat. It did not take us long to find our first whale species, a Humpback whale, diving and surfacing …

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