ORCAS!

July 18, 2017

JULY 18 2017 – We welcome members of our southern resident orcas back to the Salish Sea. Almost a month since our last encounter with the residents but today we could see orcas from L-pod again. Center for whale research reported it was 19 out of 35 members that visited …

HUMPBACK WHALES AND ORCA

July 16, 2017

JULY 16 2017 – Humpback bonanza out in the strait today! We encountered several individuals on all of our tours. In the afternoon we had a group of 5+ whales diving together, flukes came out of the water non-stop. Our afternoon zodiac tour went far west and saw one lone male …

ORCAS AND HUMPBACKS

July 14, 2017

July 14 2017 – Humpback whales and Bigg’s transient orcas was out there today. In the morning we headed south and met up with a big pod of orcas. It was the T77’s and T37A’s and they had just made a kill and was very active with breaching and other acrobatic …

ORCAS AND HUMPBACKS (July 11, 2017)

July 11, 2017

JULY 11 2017 – A very nice morning and we could join up with a pod of Bigg’s transient orcas in the San Juan channel. We were extremely lucky and they made a kill right next to our boat and celebrated with breaches! In the afternoon we scouted the deeper …

BIGG’S ORCAS AND HUMPBACK WHALES

July 8, 2017

JULY 8 2017 – We had our big boat Marauder IV out on a morning tour and we encountered ORCAS not far from Victoria, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It was what we call a T-party, when several family groups of Bigg’s transient orcas comes together for some socializing. …

BIGG’S TRANSIENT ORCAS (July 7, 2017)

July 7, 2017

JULY 7 2017 – We saw Bigg’s transient orcas towards the eastern side of the island. Strong winds made it impossible to go west today, we didn’t mind that at all since we got to see orcas on all trips in the east. It was a group of 5 individuals, …

ORCAS AND HUMPBACK WHALES

July 6, 2017

JULY 6 2017 – We spotted orcas and humpback whales today, in good weather. The orcas were past Race Rocks nature reserve and we could se the big male orcas coming up with the tall dorsal fins!

ORCAS, HUMPBACKS AND GREY WHALES

July 5, 2017

JULY 5 2017 – In the afternoon our tours caught up with a pod Bigg’s transient killer whales! They were traveling fast towards the west and kept going during our time with them. It was at least two different family groups coming together. We saw for sure the T073A’s and T035A’s, …

HUMPBACK WHALES AND ORCAS (July 4, 2017)

July 4, 2017

JULY 4 2017 – In the morning we encountered humpback whales out in the strait and we had one individual coming up right beside our boat Marauder IV! At Race Rocks nature reserve we could see harbor seal pups, eagles and Harry the sea otter. In the afternoon a group …

HUMPBACK WHALE AND ORCAS

July 3, 2017

JULY 3 2017 – Humpback whales everywhere out in the strait. They have really arrived from the wintering grounds in the south and are now busy feeding in our waters. Our zodiacs also got to see Bigg’s transients killer whales in the afternoon and evening. The highlight of the day must …

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