Sightings Report for August 14th 2017

The mix of sun and cloudy skies made it beautiful in the downtown harbour. But the low winds made it an incredible day for sighting local cetaceans as they came to the surface to breathe in the waters around Victoria!

Our Captains caught up with several Biggs Orca pods throughout the day! In the morning a pod was first sighted hunting in Race Rocks Ecological park, identified as the T55's. This is a perfect spot for them to find one of their favourite prey items; seals!! Another pod was picked up south of Victoria in US waters, they were tight knit pod of females identified as the T37's.

A humpback whale was also spotted relaxing in the Strait, it remained low key and went on long dives to evade the mammal eating orcas present.

What an incredible way to start the week off! Stay tuned for what we encounter next!!

Sightings Report for August 13th 2017

What a windy day in the Victoria area! Our captains left the dock expecting rough seas and ready for the adventure! There was reports of Biggs Orca heading inbound from the open Pacific before we left the dock so it made the rough ride worth it! 

In the afternoon the whales had already made it to the waterfront near the inner harbour, making it easier for our fleet to reach them. They were on the move as they came in to search the Salish sea for marine mammals to snack on. 

Humpback whales were also encountered feeding and relaxing in the Strait. One individual was particularly energetic, as it was seen "cartwheeling" by putting its peduncle and fluke into the air!

Stay tuned for what we encounter next!!

Sightings Report for August 12th 2017

A strong wind came through the city pushing the smoke out of the area and bringing the direct sunlight!! The high winds made for rough seas but also provided adventurous rides for our guests.

We caught up with several pods of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) as they searched the Salish sea for their prey. 

We also got to interact with several humpback whales as they fed and relaxed in the Juna De Fuca Strait. Lots of seals and sea lions were seen sun bathing at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, enjoying their Saturday afternoon!

Due to increasing winds and deterioirating water conditions our sunset cruise had to be rescheduled/cancelled. 

Stay tuned for whats next!

Sightings Report for August 11th 2017

Happy Friday! Another week gone and the middle of August is approaching, time flies when its full of countless adventure! The winds picked up throughout the day making for a bumpy ride, but nothing our captains couldn't handle!!

Our vessels caught up with several pods of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) as they searched the Salish Sea for prey. They were also very playful and socialized with one another by breaching and slapping their fins on the surface.

Captain Russ and Kaegan's passengers got a treat when watching a pod off of Beecher Bay, they spotted a Black Bear on the coast line, making it a true West Coast experience!!

Stay tuned for what we spot this weekend!!

Sightings Report for August 10 2017

What a beautiful day in Victoria!

Our fleet caught up with Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) throughout the day! They were seen hunting and successfully making a kill in the morning. Once their morning snack was finished they became playful and were seen socializing throughout the afternoon as they searched the Salish Sea for more prey!!

We also caught up with humpback whales that are feeding and relaxing throughout the Strait! And a stop by Race Rocks Ecological Reserve provided great pinniped sightings such as seals and sea lions!

Stay tuned for what we encounter today!

Sightings Report for August 9th 2017

What a great day to be on the water! In the morning the wind was down and the sun was shining, by the afternoon the temperature peaked into the 30's, making the cool breeze that rolls off the water refreshing!!

Our Captains caught up with Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) today as they scanned the area for prey. They were identified as the T18's, consisting of two mothers and their adult son's, this pod is arguably our staffs favorite to interact with! They were very playful, often breaching and slapping their fins on the surface, entertaining both themselves and our guests!!

We also caught up with the several Humpback whales feeding and relaxing in the Juan De Fuca Strait. These gentle giants are always a hit with our passengers! It is incredible to experience such large animals that move so gracefully through the water. 

Stay tuned for what we spot today!

Sightings Report for August 6th 2017

The winds picked up throughout the day, making our afternoon tours more adventurous! Our fleet caught up with humpback whales as they fed, slept and relaxed in our local waters. Several of our boats had the privilege of encountering a breaching individual, which was an unexpected surprise.

The boats stopped by Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to see what the local pinnipeds were up to. As usual they were sunning themselves on the rocks of their usual haul out site and socializing with one another. 

Stay tuned for what we encounter today!

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Sightings Report for August 5th 2017

Another hot and humid day in Victoria, but a welcomed refreshing breeze picked up throughout the day. It was a great start to the August long weekend, with sightings of several species of cetaceans!

Our fleet caught up with a pod of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) as they scanned the Juna De Fuca Strait for food. It's great to see them in the area once again, here's to hoping they stick around for the weekend!

Humpbacks continue to feed in the Salish Sea with their calves, being very inquisitive and friendly by coming in close to check out our boats! We are so lucky that these gentle giants inhabit our local waters!!

Stay tuned for what today brings!!