Things to do in Autumn in Victoria BC

October 5, 2015

THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA: Whale Watching Join us for a thrilling adventure on one of our Zodiacs! During the month of October, many salmon species return to our local rivers to spawn. This means lots of food for the whales, which can often be found in “super-pods” as two …

Orca Baby Boom Despite Toxic Waters

September 1, 2015

Editors Note: As of September 8, 2015 there are 82 Resident Orcas, with the birth of a fifth calf! By Christine Roper With 81 members in the population, the Southern Resident Killers Whales are one of the most endangered orca populations in the world. Due to their extremely specific diet, and …

WHAT TO DO IN VICTORIA ON BC DAY LONG WEEKEND!

August 2, 2015

The Victoria Symphony Splash   This annual free event certainly can’t be missed! Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour is transformed into an outdoor concert stage, where the Victoria Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with bells, cannons, and fireworks. About 40,000 people attend this spectacular event every year. There is also …

All About Otters!

July 9, 2015

Written by Christine Roper, SpringTide Naturalist As a naturalist onboard our whale watching vessels, I often get a lot of questions about the otters we see in Victoria. Although we do have a healthy population of otters living around the rocky shores of Vancouver Island, most of these cute furry …

Save the Salmon, Save the Whales: The Relationship between Salmon & Southern Resident Killer Whales

June 5, 2015

Southern Resident Killer Whales are listed as endangered under both the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA). Despite 4 new calves having been born in the past 6 months, the future of these beautiful whales remains uncertain. The facts of the matter are, this …

VICTORIA BC WHALE WATCHING SEASON 2015

April 14, 2015

As a Biologist living in Victoria B.C., some of the most common questions I am asked are about our whale watching season. Do we have Killer whales here year round? When is the best time to see Orcas? Do we get other types of whales here during the year such …

TOP 5 ON TRIPADVISOR – THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE!

February 27, 2015

We are excited to announce that we are now sitting at #5 of 69 Sightseeing Tours in Victoria, BC and #5 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Victoria, BC on TripAdvisor! We are also extremely proud of our position of #15 out of 233 Outdoor Activities across Vancouver Island! We couldn’t …

ANOTHER SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALE CALF BORN – WELCOME J51!

February 18, 2015

Satellite data from J27 of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population. On 12 February, we heard the news that another Southern Resident Killer Whale calf had been sighted, swimming with J-pod’s J19 (Shachi) and J41 (Eclipse) by its side! After the birth of J50, just seven weeks ago, this is wonderful …

MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

February 4, 2015

J2 “Granny” – the 103 year old Matriarch! In this blog we will explore matriarchal societies in the animal kingdom. Killer Whales display this form of social organization and we have had the opportunity to observe this on our whale watching tours. Many of our crew and passengers find matriarchies …

WIN A WHALE OF A PRIZE ON GOOGLE+

January 27, 2015

WIN 1 of 10 copies of ‘Whales’ by David Jones and be in the draw to win our major prize – a whale watch for two! To enter: Visit us on Google +: https://plus.google.com/+SpringTideChartersVictoria Leave a comment in on our competition post and tell us why you love whales Stay …

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