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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 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 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 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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