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Sightings Report - April 13 2019

Whale hello! We have had the absolute pleasure of viewing both transient and resident killer whales for the past few weeks now. While the season is just underway, we have been viewing some great action out on the water! Recently our guests encountered transient killer whales feasting on harbour seals!

We are looking forward to making your whale watching dreams come true for the 2019 season! Stay tuned for a lot more incredible sightings and make sure to come out with us to see the beauty for yourself.

-BC Whale Tours Crew

Sightings Report for June 7th 2018

We had an exciting and rare sighting yesterday in the heart of Victoria! A pod of Biggs Orca came into the inner harbour of downtown Victoria!!! Not only do dock here, but many other businesses and private boats!! It is a busy and noisy place but they seemed comfortable as they came in to check things out! 

That said, our fleet got to encounter Biggs Orca all day! We love peak whale watching season because that means more interactions with these powerful predators. It is World Oceans Day today and we are excited to celebrate our oceans, and see who we encounter!!

~Stay tuned!

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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 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 30 2018

Its the end of May already and we are so ready for peak season!!! 

Captain Russ and Gordon caught up with a pod of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters) hanging out in the Salish Sea yesterday!! They were first seen near the waterfront of Victoria early in the  morning, so we knew we would get to encounter them all day!!

~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 May 22 2018

Calm seas and sunny skies makes for great whale watching conditions! Biggs Orca were encountered all day, with 2 different groups in range!!

Biggs orca are known mammal eaters and often prey on seals, sea lions, and porpoise. Hopefully their presence increases as the seal pupping season begins in the Salish Sea!! Our very own Captain Russ picked up both groups during a morning tour on BC ORCA. Two large males were seen right off the waterfront of Victoria, then another pod of four was spotted near Sydney!! Good eye captain!!

~Stay tuned for whats next!!

Photo Credit: Tom Mitchell

Photo Credit: Tom Mitchell

Sightings Report for May 21 2018

Happy Victoria Day!! The day started with a lot of cloud cover but by early afternoon the sun was out and the skies were clear. Lucky for us, Bigg's Orca were in range all day!

Captain Jim headed out on BC TIKA for a morning tour, excited to see who was in the area for the day. It wasn't long before a pod of Bigg's Orca (mammal eaters) were sighted northeast of Victoria!! They were heading towards us so we knew our second tour would be able to catch up with them as well. In the afternoon our guests got treated to a multiple whale species tour, and saw a feeding Humpback on their way back to the harbor!!

~ Stay tuned!!!

Photo Credit: Tom Mitchell

Photo Credit: Tom Mitchell