5 Fascinating Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Conservation, Exploration

The Pacific Northwest is known for the ethereal beauty of its great outdoors. The abrupt summits and serene waters intersect with hues of luminous greens and deep blues––of the like to inspire one of the great artists of our time: Emily Carr. However, unlike the equally stunning landscapes of far-flung regions like Madagascar, the Congo, or Costa Rica, our wildlife get less of the global limelight.

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Marine Conservation: More Than Just A Catchphrase

Conservation, Story

Marine Conservation. Ecology Preservation. Sometimes it’s difficult to see these words as more than mere catchphrases. But we’ve grown to believe in the genuine meaning behind them. When your days are spent on the water, you not only develop a relationship with the life below you, but a love for the environment that encompasses that marine life.

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Engine Innovation

Conservation, Innovation, Story

Prince of Whales Whale Watching is constantly searching for ways to update its vessels and lead in innovation. Its newest in-operation vessel, the Salish Sea Dream was fitted with jets in place of props to propel it on the water safely and efficiently.

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View of Spieden Island on a Whale Watching Tour

Spieden Island

Exploration, Sightings

As the legend goes, John Wayne used to venture to this beautiful island with his Seattle-based hunting pals to stalk ‘wild’ big game on their newly claimed geographic spoil. Many say that giraffe, tigers, and kangaroos were brought to the island by these adventurists as they sought to create an exotic land that was near to home.

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International Women’s Day

Story

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, a worldwide initiative to recognize women for their achievements, regardless of their area of expertise. Women play an important role in every sector and walk of life, and today is the day that we take a moment to acknowledge the vital role that humans who identify as women play… Read more »

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New state-of-the-art ship to help reduce noise and environmental footprint

Conservation, Education, Exploration, Innovation, Sightings, Story

VICTORIA – The Salish Sea Dream, Prince of Whales’ new $3.5 million environmentally-friendly custom-built catamaran has had such a successful inaugural season running unique whale watching day trips between Vancouver and Victoria and Victoria and Butchart Gardens, that the company has just placed an order for another state-of-the-art ship that will be even more environmentally… Read more »

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Big Mama Photo by Marie O'Shaughnessy

Big Mama’s Return

Conservation, Sightings

To whale watching professionals, she is known as Big Mama; to passengers, she is a blow and a pair of flukes; and to the ecosystem, she’s a game-changer. Prince of Whales Whale Watching is thrilled to confirm, once again, the arrival of a famous humpback whale, to the interior waters of Southern British Columbia and… Read more »

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Seagoing Deer in Orca Waters

Conservation, Exploration

Whale-watchers in local waters have become used to the seals and sea lions, the Orcas and humpbacks that delight visitors. But on Sunday a Victoria-based Zodiac came across a deer buck off East Sooke Park swimming bravely toward Neah Bay while transient Orcas lurked nearby. Captain Mark Malleson, with five passengers aboard, knew that he… Read more »

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