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 …

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 …

SPRINGTIDE’S FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EVENTS IN VICTORIA, BC

November 29, 2014

The SpringTide crew is getting into the holiday spirit and we have put together a list of our favourite holiday events in Victoria, BC over the next few weeks! We officially have had snow so now it’s time for us to get ready for Santa, festive food and drink, and the …

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 …

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