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 …

Orcas, Humpbacks & Sunshine

October 6, 2019

It was a stunning afternoon out on the ocean as our Zodiac boat “Riptide” cut through the water. The Olympic Mountains to the South were impressive in stature and to the East we could see the beautiful Mount Baker. Mount Baker. Photo taken by Captain Yves.   We travelled to …

Zodiac & Humpback

October 4, 2019

Today out speedy zodiac took to the water in search of marine wildlife. Captain Mark and his passengers sped out of the inner harbour, exited and wrapped up warm against the cool breeze. Before long we had success! We had spotted a blow on the horizon, picking up speed, we …

Never too many Humpbacks

October 3, 2019

We set sail out of Victoria harbor moving in a southerly direction. It did not take long at all to come across our first animal of the day, a Humpback whale! A Humpback Whale. Photo taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens & heavily cropped.   It appeared to …

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