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Sightings Report for June 30th

It was a gloomy Saturday to end the month of June. Good thing the whales are already wet and don't care about the rain!! 

A group of  Biggs orca (mammal eaters) was picked up Northeast of Victoria off of Galiano Island! They were headed towards us as they scanned the Salish Sea for potential prey. Our guests got to encounter this pod all day, watching them successfully hunt harbor seals!!

~ Stay Tuned for whats next!

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Sightings Report for June 25th 2018

The month has flown by, as we gear up for Canada Day! Yesterday was a windy day, meaning the waters would be choppy. Good thing our vessels and Captains handle rough seas well!!

Reports of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) came in as our Captains left the dock with BC TIKA, LUNA, and NOVA! They were seen north of Orcas Island, chasing and hunting prey. Their diet consists mostly of harbour seals and porpoise, and we often encounter them chowing down! By afternoon the pods were near Vancouver and quickly moving out of range. The pods were identified as T65A's and T49A's, who are known to hang out together!

Humpback whales were encountered in the afternoon!! They were seen foraging throughout the Salish sea. We are so lucky to have local waters that can support so much life!!!

~ Stay tuned for whats next!!

Photo Credit: Captain Russ

Photo Credit: Captain Russ

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 6th 2018

What a perfect day for whale watching!!! The sun was shining and the water was flat calm as BC TIKA & ORCA headed off the dock. We had our first sunset trip yesterday, and whales all day long!!!

Reports of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) came in early, so our fleet caught up with them as they headed west towards Victoria. They were identified as the T124A's, consisting of a matriarch and her five calves!! Our passengers got to encounter them all day long as they actively scanned and successfully foraged through the Salish Sea! 

~Stay tuned!!

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Sightings Report for June 5th 2018

The day started out cloudy and cold, but the sun came out by late afternoon!! We headed out on BC ORCA and LUNA to discover who was in the area, and it didn't take long before whales were picked up!

A Humpback whale was encountered west of Victoria feeding/resting, and although the whale was taking long dives, our guests had great interactions!! In the afternoon Biggs Orca came into range so we caught up with them as they traveled west, scanning the Salish Sea for potential prey.

~Stay Tuned!! 

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Sightings Report for June 3rd 2018

Its officially June, which means it's also peak whale watching season!! We are excited to see what kind of whale action will take place and who we will meet! Not only do we get the privilege of interacting with wildlife, but also the chance to meet humans (meat & vegetable eaters) from all over the globe!!

It was a cool drizzly day in the capital region, but lucky for us the whales don't care! We sent out BC TIKA and ORCA in the morning and it wasn't long before a pod of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) were picked up near Vancouver. It was a long trip, but our captains went for it!! Good thing our vessels are fast, and we have the ability to extend our tour times!! When they got on scene the whales were in a playful mood, and were seen breaching and tail slapping! The pod was headed south, so our afternoon tour on BC LUNA caught up with them again in the afternoon. We love to see happy whales and passengers!!

~Stay Tuned!

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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 26th 2018

There was a mix of sun and cloud on Saturday morning as we prepared for another day on the water. Reports of Orca came in right as our fleet left the dock, so the Captains went for it!!

Several pods of Biggs orca (mammal eaters) were picked up throughout the Salish Sea yesterday. Our passengers had some great encounters with these animals as they moved through the scattered islands. The orca were travelling in strange patterns, perhaps they were scanning for potential prey, like a seal or sea lion!! 

~Stay tuned for what we encounter next!

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