Whales in Autumn

October 2, 2019

There was an autumn chill in the air, a fresh day for exploring. Marauder IV set sail in the morning and passengers and crew were excited for the next three hours on the Salish Sea. With fresh coffee in hand we headed out of the inner harbour and into the …

California Sea Lions

October Arrives

October 1, 2019

October is here and there was a cool crisp breeze in the morning air. The conditions out on the water were breathtaking: glass flat water with the sun shining down, creating an aquamarine hue. The Olympic Mountains were clear as day, the snow capped peaks a signal that winter is …

Steller Sea Lions

Proud as Punch

September 30, 2019

We couldn’t have asked for more from the conditions today. Our Zodiac and covered yacht set sail in search of wildlife in both the morning and afternoon. On this occasion we did not have to go far and east of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve we came across two Humpback whales. …

Zodiac Riptide at the dock

A day for the Zodiacs

September 29, 2019

It was a day for the Zodiacs, as the speedy vessels set off into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in both the morning and the afternoon. Morning Tour In the morning, we journeyed into the Juan de Fuca Strait. The travel direction was South and all eyes were peeled …

Humpback Whale

A whale of a day!

September 28, 2019

Morning Tour It was a sunny morning on the Salish Sea and we were heading west from Victoria harbour to find a lazy humpback west of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. The Humpback Whale would only come up for ~3 breaths and then dive again, barely showing its tail fin – …


Sea Lion Party

September 26, 2019

Morning Tour Into the Salish Sea we went, with waves rolling by and a glint of sun in the sky. We traveled South and just to the East of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. With our eyes glued to the water we made a searching arc towards the West where we …

Humpback diving

Humpbacks all around

September 24, 2019

It was another great day on the water. With cloudy skies and calm seas, we set out in search of wildlife. The past week has been full of Humpback Whales so we were eager to see if we could find some more today. For our morning tour, we ventured East …

Humpback Whale Tail

Rainy days and living waters

September 23, 2019

Morning Tour Starting our first tour of the day, the clouds were hanging low and the cold breeze made autumn noticeable. This morning, we journeyed west onto the Juan de Fuca Strait, heading towards Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Constantly scanning the area for blows and fins, we got lucky after …

A wildlife-packed day

September 22, 2019

Morning Tour It was a drizzly September morning but luckily the animals we were searching for were not too fussed, they do live in the ocean after all! As we headed south, we came across our first animal of the day which was a Humpback whale. Back of a Humpback …

Transient Killer Whale

Brothers from another mother

September 21, 2019

It did not take us long to find the whales this afternoon. Just north of Race Rocks Lighthouse we came across a very unusual sight: two, lone male Killer Whales. keeping each other company. It was the Transient Killer whales T11A and T77A. Transient Killer Whales in front of Race …

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