HUMPBACK WHALE TAIL-SLAPPING

October 20, 2017

OCTOBER 20 2017 – We left the harbor in a light drizzle of rain. It cleared further out but the occasional rain showers passed over us. That didn’t stop us from finding humpback whales around Race Rocks lighthouse! At least 6-8 individuals were feeding in the area. We got really close …

TRANSIENT ORCAS KILLING A SEAL!

October 19, 2017

OCTOBER 19 2017 – Transient orcas killing a seal! We left Victoria harbor in a light rain and an overcast sky. We had a report of orcas towards the east in Haro Strait. Due to no boat on scene we searched for a while together with other whale watching boats. As …

SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES (October 15, 2017)

October 15, 2017

OCTOBER 15, 2017 – We ran tours the whole day and it was a beautiful October day with sunshine. The afternoon tours got lucky to see the southern resident orcas! J pod and 5 members of L pod was fishing off San Juan Island. Amazing to see the residents again. Hope …

FEEDING HUMPBACK WHALES AND ORCAS

October 5, 2017

OCTOBER 5 2017 – Beautiful October morning out on the water. We soon came across humpback whales feeding around Race Rocks lighthouse. At least four individuals of these gentle giants were around our boat. One came really close to us! Further out was a small group of transient orcas. T11’s together …

TRANSIENT ORCAS AND HUMPBACK WHALES

October 3, 2017

OCTOBER 3 2017 – We got to witness something really extraordinary this morning. The two families of transient orcas T65B’s and T123’s were traveling together and suddenly they started speed hunting Dall’s porpoises. The porpoises are the fastest cetaceans on the planet but the orcas have stamina and tired out the …

HUMPBACK WHALES AROUND BECHER BAY

October 1, 2017

OCTOBER 1 2017 – It has been several humpback whales in the area around Becher Bay. Today we had 3-5 humpback whales feeding in a limited area. It is luxurious to be able to go from one humpback whale to the next between their deeper dives. Always something to look at. …

INBOUND TRANSIENT ORCAS

September 30, 2017

SEPTEMBER 30 2017 – Inbound transient orcas from the west today! We got on scene a couple of miles south of Otter Point, it was a large group with several families together. We could see three large males in the group. T123A “Stanley” and T87 was there with a third male …

3 GROUPS OF TRANSIENT ORCAS

September 29, 2017

SEPTEMBER 29 2017 – The area around Race Rocks lighthouse is always a great place to search for orcas and humpback whales. Today we encountered 3 groups of transient orcas 2 miles southwest of Race Rocks. The families of T11’s and T46B’s were present together with the lone male T87 (seen …

HUMPBACK WHALES IN BECHER BAY

September 28, 2017

SEPTEMBER 28 2017 – In Becher Bay we have had a couple of humpback whales hanging around for a couple of days. Today we could see at least two humpback whales feeding in the bay. One of them circled some large rocks coming up in the bay. Impressive how these large …

ORCAS FROM L AND J POD!

September 27, 2017

SEPTEMBER 27 2017 – Southern residents from J and L pod today! All of J pod and 19 whales from L pod have been spending several days in the Salish Sea lately. Today they were within reach from Victoria and we could meet up with them out in the Strait. We …

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