Bigg's Killer Whales

Amazing weather, amazing whales

June 11, 2019

Morning Tours Today was perfect weather. The sea was very calm and the breeze was warm! Overall, ideal whale watching conditions. We departed the Victoria Inner Harbour and headed straight for San Juan Island. There were reports of Killer Whales in the area. As we approached from the South up …

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Spotted: Killer Whales and More

June 10, 2019

AFTERNOON TOURS Our Monday afternoon cruise’s departed full of energy and excitement. The sun was shining and the water was calm. This made for a very relaxing search for Whales and Wild Life. We quickly came across multiple Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales and everyone was full of joy. Photo taken …

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T49A’s in the Strait

June 9, 2019

Morning Tours Our Sunday morning cruise departed full of energy and excitement. We headed East towards Discovery Island where we paused to have a good search of the calm waters. It was all clear but there were rumours of the T49A Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales moving along the Washington State …

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Big Day for Bigg’s

June 8, 2019

East out of the harbour we went with a report of Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in the vicinity of San Juan County Park on San Juan Island. The question was: would we catch up with them before they headed north too far out of our range? Transient Killer Whales on …

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Bigg’s Transient Whale and Humpback

June 7, 2019

Afternoon Tour Heading out of Victoria Harbour there was reports of whales within our searchable area. We turned East and travelled along the Oak Bay coastline towards the USA border. Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whale. Photo by Naturalist Laas, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped. We caught up with …

Amazing Weather and Plenty of Whales!

June 6, 2019

Morning Tours A beautiful morning was had cruising in the Salish Sea. The water was like glass, with the sun glistening off the surface and clear visibility into the distance. The shiny rubbery skin of a Humpback Whale going down for a dive. Morning Tour. Photo by Captain Yves, image …

Whales and Majestic Views

June 5, 2019

Captain Marty and his passengers set out on the beautiful day in search of whales. Whales in front of Olympic Mountains, Photo by Captain Marty The Olympic Mountains to the South of Victoria appear to rise up against the dark blue water making a breathtaking backdrop for wildlife viewing. Bigg’s …

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Bigg’s, Humpbacks, and More

June 4, 2019

We saw some Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales and Humpbacks today! A pod of Bigg’s Killer Whales. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped. In the morning our zodiac, RipTide,  and covered vessel, Marauder IV, headed out in search of whales. Both boats were successful but …

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Loud Sea Lions and Big Birds

June 3, 2019

Today was a warm breezy day, that brought us a variety of large birds in addition to some charismatic marine mammals. Our zodiac, RipTide, and covered vessel, Marauder IV, both headed west in the morning. RipTide followed the coast, checking out Albert Head, William Head, and Whirl Bay for bears, …

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Bigg’s Killer Whales out front!

June 2, 2019

Today we had two Zodiacs out in the afternoon. It’s always a good day when our boats don’t have to go far off the Victoria Waterfront to find whales! Bigg’s Killer Whale, Photo by Naturalist Laas, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped. We began with a run towards …

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