Smoke and Mirrors

September 14, 2020

September 13th, 2020 – the sky is muffled, blurred by the recent smoke crawling it’s way up from below our Canadian Border to marry the seasonal blanket of fog. Even through the haze visibility is better than one may expect as our passengers set out on the Marauder IV into …

Transient orca T109s

So much Wildlife!

September 5, 2020

Another wonderful day on the Salish Sea! We were on the go for a whale watching tour when our boat, the Marauder IV, was greeted by a couple of adorable River Otters just before we left the dock.   Our Crew decided to proceed west of Victoria and after a …

two Transient Orcas in the Salish Sea

Happy Orcas

August 31, 2020

  Monday was a perfect day for a great Whale Watching trip! With a clear weather our crew headed to the Sooke area and were treated with viewing a group of many Biggs Orca Whales.   A Family of Biggs Killer Whales traveling the Salish Sea. Photos taken by Captain …

Two Humpbacks in the Salish Sea

Humpback Valley

August 23, 2020

It started as a foggy afternoon in the Salish Sea but nothing would stop our crew and passengers from heading out at on the water to spot some whales! We decided to head west to try our luck in ‘Humpback Valley’.   Soon the weather became clearer and we met a …

Two of the male members of the T60 pod. All photos taken by Naturalist Heather with a zoom lens

Sunshine and Killer Whales

August 23, 2020

Back to the sunny skies of summer for Victoria on this day as we headed North up towards Sidney. It was a quick journey as the waters were calm and flat and it wasn’t long until we were on scene with two killer whales. They were two of the pod …

Killer Whale pod known as the T60s

Orca Success

August 21, 2020

This particular Friday was definitely a foggy one but with a boat full of passengers many eyes make light work! Heading left out the harbour it didn’t take us too long to reach a pod of Killer Whales known as the T60s. The T60s coming up to breath in the …

Race Rocks Lighthouse with a lazy California Seal Lion on the steps. Photo taken by Naturalist Heather

A chatty Race Rocks and a mysterious Humpback

August 16, 2020

Another hot and sunny day in Victoria and both crew and passengers alike couldn’t wait to get out on the water and feel a breeze. It didn’t take us long to get on scene with a Humpback Whale who was travelling around and going for deep dives ranging from 7-13 …

T19B Galiano. All Photo Credit to Naturalist Gord taken with a zoom lens.

Orca Time!

August 15, 2020

It really does feel like summer this week and with the blasting temperatures it sure was nice to get out on the water to feel the sea breeze. Not only that but the water was calm and blue too. Heading out from Victoria we weren’t sure what we might find…. …

The Backs of Two Humback Whales. All photo credit to Captain Yves with a zoom lens.

Humpbacks and Algae

August 12, 2020

Yet another sunny day out on the waters of the Salish sea and the promise of  seeing exciting wildlife was in front of us.   After sailing for a little while our guests were treated to a special talk by Naturalists Heather and Gord about the special properties of one …

A Humpback Whale does a full breach!

Jumping for Joy- the Salish Sea at its best!

August 2, 2020

A full boat of excited passengers is always a great way to start a tour and boy oh boy what a tour! Every passenger and crew member were looking out over the Salish Sea to help find some sign of whales… and then suddenly in the distance a huge splash …

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