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 …

Killer Whale spyhop

A Whale Sandwich

September 20, 2019

Morning Tour Summer had made a comeback this morning as we headed out in glorious sunshine and on glassy water. We moved South towards the middle of the Juan de Fuca straight where we spotted our first species of the day; transient Killer Whales. The pod was spread out, but …

Harry the otter

Harry our resident Sea Otter

September 19, 2019

The Olympic Mountains were clearly visible as we exited Victoria Harbour on our morning tour. With their snow caps acting like a shinning beacon we headed south towards the US/Canada borderline. In the distance we spotted the blows of some Humpback whales. A Humpback Whale. Photo taken by Captain Yves with …

Humpback Whale diving

Humpbacks at Race Rocks

September 18, 2019

It was a cool, calm morning as the Marauder IV left Victoria Harbour with the rain of previous days seemingly held at bay. We traveled south in search of some marine mammals and were not disappointed. About level with Race Rocks Ecological reserve we came across two Humpbacks spending a …

Humpback Whale

“Rainy” at a rainy day

September 17, 2019

Fall has now arrived – today was a grey and rainy day on the west coast. Nevertheless, the wildlife did not mind a little rain and provided us with amazing sightings that created shining eyes. In the morning, the whale search constituted a challenge, but after being patient, we got …

Two Species of Whales and a Wolf

September 16, 2019

The fog was dense as we left the harbour and we rounded the corner towards Ogden point. However, this didn’t deter us and both Marauder IV & the Zodiacs were out on the hunt! The Zodiac preparing to enter the fog bank. Photo taken by Captain Yves   We had …

Calm Seas and Beautiful Killer Whales

September 15, 2019

Transient Killer Whales swimming together. Photo taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens & heavily cropped.   On Sunday, September 15 the day started off looking at some fog out to the west but it lifted before we made it out there and avoided the fog bank completely. The …

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