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Sightings Report for June 22nd 2018

The day began with the sun shining but the wind picked up and the clouds moved in by the early afternoon.

In the morning our fleet caught up with the Southern Residents (salmon eaters) as they headed west through the Juan de Fuca Strait. They have now headed back out the the open ocean, we hope that they find enough food offshore and that we see them again soon!

BC TIKA went for an afternoon tour because she handles the best on rough waters. Captain Russ headed north east of Victoria to catch up with some Bigg's orca (mammal eaters)! They were identified as the T65A's, our guests were excited to see the brand new calf in the pod!!

~ Stay Tuned for whats next!!

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Sightings Report for June 11th 2018

The weather conditions were perfect, with clear sunny skies and calm seas we sent our fleet out to see who was in the area for the day! It didnt take long before reports of animals came in!

The Resident Orca's (fish eaters) are FINALLY back!!! They have not been seen in the area since April, so we are very excited!! This ecotype of orca specialize in eating Chinook Salmon, and with fish stocks so low the Southern Resident orca population is dwindling! 

Not only did the Residents make an appearance, but the Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) were also present! They have been frequenting local waters all seasons and we are always pleased to encounter them!

~ Stay tuned!!

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Sightings Report for June 9 2018

A beautiful calm Saturday in the capital city! We sent BC ORCA and BC LUNA to discover who was in the Salish Sea for the day!!

It wasn't long before before a group of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) were spotted east of Victoria! Our fleet encountered them throughout the day as they scanned the area and successfully foraged!

In the afternoon, BC ORCA, BC LUNA, and BC TIKA all headed out towards Orcas Island and had a great experience watching a pod of transient orcas hunting for porpoises - everyone has to eat!

~Stay Tuned!!

Photo Credit: Thomas Mitchell

Photo Credit: Thomas Mitchell

Sightings report for June 4th 2018

Happy Monday! It was a good start to the week with some sun and light wind, so BC ORCA and TIKA went out to see who was in the Salish Sea for the day!!

In the morning we caught up with several humpback whales foraging/resting south of Georgia Strait. In the afternoon Biggs Orca came into range so BC TIKA went for it! We also frequently encounter all types of other wildlife including seals, sea lions, bald eagles and a range of sea birds!!

~Stay tuned for whats next!!

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Sightings Report for May 29 2018

Another windy day in the capital region, good thing our vessels were designed to handle choppy waters! Reports of Biggs Orca came in early in the morning and our captains couldn't wait to get off the dock for the day!

Captain Gordon took BC ORCA out for a morning tour and caught up with a pod of Biggs Orca as they were travelling through. We hoped they would be in range for the day as they traveled further north!!

With a high westerly wind in the afternoon, BC TIKA was perfect for maneuvering through the waves! Unfortunately the whales moved too quickly and we were not able to catch them. However, our passengers still had a good time despite not seeing whales. Good thing we have the best no whale guarantee in the inner harbor and when they returned to the dock we offered our guests 20% refund and a stand by tour on us!!

~ Stay tuned!

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Sightings Report for May 28 2018

There was clear sunny skies with the wind picking up throughout the day! Due to the winds we only sent out BC LUNA in the afternoon, she is perfect for keeping everyone dry in rough seas!

In the morning we caught up with a pod of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) south of Victoria, they were travelling fast and out of range for our next tour. In the afternoon we caught up with humpback whales north east of Victoria were the water was calm!

~Stay Tuned!

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Sightings Report for April 15th 2018

The weather has been all over the place in the greater Victoria area this past week. Periods of sun, rain and intense winds have made water conditions unpredictable, but only kept us off the water once!

Captain Gordon and Russ have encountered orca on almost every trip this past week! Although we are not in peak whale season yet (June - September) the transient orca's (mammal eaters) have kept a high presence in the Salish Sea.

This season we are pleased to offer a 20% discount to locals and a 10% military discount! 

Stay tuned for whats next!

Sightings Report for October 20th 2017

The morning started off gloomy and rainy, but the wind pushed the clouds through the area and the sun came out! 

Captain Russ picked up a pod of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) heading West in the Juna De Fuca Strait in the morning, they were spotted close to the American coastline most likely scanning the area for prey! Then in the afternoon our fleet headed East to catch up with another pod of Biggs Orca!

Humpbacks are still in the Salish Sea feeding on small bait fish and zooplankton species! These gentle giants need to eat tonnes of food a day to build their blubber layer for the winter months. 

We will be closed for the season on Monday October 23rd, so this is the last weekend to sneak in a whale watching adventure! Use our discount code "whalesale" and receive 15% off your tour!

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