WHALE AND WILDLIFE FAQ’S

November 14, 2014

Everyone has questions about whales and the other marine wildlife we have here in the Salish Sea. We decided we would answer the Whale and Wildlife FAQ’s that we get here at SpringTide to give everyone interested a bit more information about these beautiful animals that we get the see …

THE SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALE POPULATION – THE SAD LOSS OF L120

November 3, 2014

This past week a news story was released confirming the death of the newest member of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population, a seven-week-old calf. The new calf, L120, born into L-Pod at the beginning of September, was the first birth into the Southern Resident Killer Whale population in over …

THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA ON HALLOWEEN

October 22, 2014

It’s spooky season and we would like to share some awesome ideas of things to do in Victoria on Halloween! Whether you are young & single or just young at heart, whether you have young kids or you’re just a big kid yourself, Victoria has something for everyone this October! Here …

BEST PLACES TO EAT (AND DRINK) IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA: SPRINGTIDE CREW RECOMMENDATIONS

October 13, 2014

Good Eats at Red Fish Blue Fish! One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at the SpringTide Office is, where are the best places to eat (and drink) in Downtown Victoria. So, we decided to ask the crew about their favourite restaurants, and this is what they …

WHALE 101: FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE WHALE BRAIN

September 28, 2014

An Orca brain vs. a Human Brain. When aboard one of our tours, we do our very best to provide you with plenty interesting information about the animals you are viewing, and help you interpret their behaviour. However, there are some questions that very few people ask, that we think …

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF 1119 WHARF STREET

September 18, 2014

When you make a reservation or check-in at SpringTide’s office at 1119 Wharf Street, it’s hard not to notice that this beautiful space has a history that spans generations before SpringTide made it home. In this blog, we delve into the history of this amazing building and share its fascinating …

Marine Wildlife in Victoria BC: What’s Out There?

September 7, 2014

For many of our guests seeing a whale is a bucket-list experience, something they’ve always wanted to do (and for good reason – whales are amazing creatures). But here, in the waters surrounding Vancouver Island, there’s a whole range of other wildlife to see and that’s what this blog is …

MAGIC MOMENTS CAUGHT ON FILM: TIPS FOR CAPTURING THE PERFECT WHALE-WATCHING PHOTO

August 15, 2014

Watching whales in the wild is a wonder in itself, but for many passengers their adventure is not complete without the perfect picture. As many of you would be aware photographing wild animals comes hand in hand with many challenges. Unlike the whales and dolphins at Sea World, animals in …

MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AS A CREW MEMBER ON MARAUDER IV

July 4, 2014

Wow! What an amazing day! I know that might sound sightly biased, given I work for SpringTide, but yesterday has to have been the most memorable whale watching experience of my life! Before I start my story about my first experience as crew on Marauder IV, I will introduce myself. …

SPRINGTIDE HELPS TO SAVE THE WHALES

July 3, 2014

This morning (approximately 1100) the SpringTide Crew became aware that there was activity in the Canadian Navy’s explosive detonation range in the area around Bentinck Island, an island located in the waters surrounding Victoria. We were also aware that the Resident L Pod, one of the endangered SRKW (Southern Resident …

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