Killer whale tail

Porpoises, Humpbacks, and Orcas Oh My!

August 4, 2019

MORNING TOUR We made our way south from Victoria Harbour, marveling at the calm water and the completely clear skies. We skittered around Race Rocks, waving at the lighthouse as we went by. There were numerous harbour porpoises poking their small dorsal fins through the calm waves. These cute little …

Humpback breach

Big Splashes and Peaceful Strolls

August 3, 2019

It was a beautiful afternoon, the sky was clear and the water was nearly completely flat. We had word that there were animals sighted southeast of Victoria so we motored off in that direction. We quickly came upon two animals, humpback whales making nearly synchronized dives to find food. Despite …

Humpback whale flukes

Marine Mammals Galore

August 2, 2019

We set sail from Victoria in the afternoon, hoping to continue the wonderful week. We made our way straight to Race Rocks, and were greeted by a plethora of seals and sea lions basking in the sun. The large Steller sea lions only came back from their breeding grounds further …

Orca and young grey calf

Little Gray One

August 1, 2019

The first day of August is a marker of the midway point of summer. We know that there is only one month left before “summer vacation” is over. For us on the water searching for whales, August 1st marks the midway point in the peak whale watching season. Today was …

Orcas

Wildlife all Around

July 31, 2019

AFTERNOON TOUR Wednesday afternoon was sunny and warm, the water was calm and the wildlife was out in force! Our first stop of the day was at Race Rocks and as ever it provided us with wonderful sights. Our first species was a proud bald eagle followed by Harbour seals …

Orca Whales

A Young Family of Killer Whales

July 30, 2019

Morning Tours We set out on a fresh summer morning with whales on the brain. Every journey out into the Pacific ocean is a search, while the crew has expectations about what we may encounter, it is Humpback and Killer Whale season, we never know what we will find. With …

Transient Bigg's Killer Whales

Clear Skies, Birds and Whales

July 29, 2019

Clear skies greeted us as we made our way out of Victoria Harbour. We quickly turned east, heading for Haro Strait to search for wildlife among the many islands. We saw plenty of avian sights along the way including gulls, pigeon guillemots, and even a lone bald eagle resting on …

Tail Lob Killer Whale

Whales Brunch Too!

July 28, 2019

MORNING TOUR Sunday morning came and the crew were prepped and ready for another great day in the sunshine and on the water! Out the harbour the Marauder IV went, travelling south at a steady rate. Our first stop of the day came at Race Rocks. A beautiful time of …

A large male orca

A Fin-tastic Day

July 27, 2019

MORNING TOURS The sun was shining as we set sail from Victoria Harbour. We didn’t know what we were going to see but had high hopes for a day full of wildlife. We made our way south, past Race Rocks into the Juan de Fuca Strait. We were rewarded with …

Two humpbacks feeding at the surface

A Stinking Good Time

July 26, 2019

The Salish Sea was beautifully calm this morning as we set sail heading south in search of wildlife. We made our way towards Race Rocks, discovering a beautifully atmospheric scene. The deep call of Steller sea lions greeted us as we approach the marine protected area, their rumbling roars carrying …

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