Spyhopping Humpback

Splashes Big & Small

July 15, 2019

MORNING TOURS Heading south of the Victoria harbour we left with high spirits. The weather was wonderful, and all things pointed towards a wonderful day. We were rewarded early on with a special sighting: just outside of the harbour, a Steller sea lion returned to the surface with its catch! …

Whales and Eagles!

July 14, 2019

MORNING TOURS We headed out into the Salish Sea on a Southerly bearing, our eyes trained on the ocean looking for wildlife. The Marauder IV cut through the glassy water and we were soon at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and Lighthouse. Harbor seals were propped up on the low, rocky …

Humpback Whale tail

Whale Tails and Steller Sights

July 13, 2019

Setting sail into sunny skies on Saturday, we were excited to see some wildlife. We sailed 6 miles south and were greeted by a welcome sight: a humpback whale. Its large blows were amazing to see, shooting up out of the water. This animal was likely feeding as it dove …

A Beautiful Day on the Water

July 12, 2019

MORNING TOURS On Friday morning we headed out into the Salish Sea on a southerly bearing. Humpbacks were in the area! By the Candian-USA border we met up with a Humpback whale. whale. It did something quite interesting, a semi-breach bringing its back and tail out into the open and …

Spyhop Killer Whale

Killer Whales and Humpbacks all Around

July 11, 2019

Morning Tours It was another glassy day on the water. There was barely any wind and the low clouds from previous days were lifting giving a dramatic sky as a backdrop for our wildlife adventure. Before long we came across a group of Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales. The whales were …

Harbour Seal

Whales on our Doorstep

July 10, 2019

It was an authentic Pacific Northwest kind of day. With fog patches on the Salish Sea our whale search had a dramatic atmosphere. As we departed the Harbour we immediately slowed down instead of getting up to speed. Something exciting was just outside the Harbour waiting for us. Bigg’s (Transient) …

Two Spot the Humpback

Familiar Humpbacks

July 9, 2019

It was another great day on the water. With 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. Humpback Whale, Photo by Captain Yves, Image taken with zoom …

Humpback Whale

An Unforgettable Encounter

July 8, 2019

It was the most amazing day on the water. We departed the Victoria Harbour with the sun shining. We knew it was going to be a great day but we could not have anticipated how great. Humpback Whale. Photo by Marine Biologist Gord. Image taken with zoom lens and heavily …

Dorsal fin

Killer Whales and a Humpback

July 7, 2019

On Sunday morning, we skirted around the coastline of Metchosin, peeling around William Head to face the Pacific Ocean. We passed Beechy Head on the point of East Sooke Regional Park and continued our venture west and found just what we were looking for: a Killer Whale. It was our …

Humpback Whale

Humpbacks All Around

July 6, 2019

It was a refreshingly cool afternoon as the Marauder IV set sail in a Southwesterly direction. It didn’t take long before we spotted the telltale sign of whales in the area. Large blows from Humpback Whales hung on the horizon. A Humpback Whale tail. Photo by Naturalist Emma, image taken …

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