When you think about the first of October, you probably think about beautiful fall colours, pumpkins, crisp weather, and Thanksgiving and Halloween just around the corner. You probably don’t think about whale watching. But that’s a mistake! It’s a common misconception that whale watchers stop operating over the winter because the whales leave the area.… Read more »
EDUCATION. CONSERVATION. EXPLORATION. INNOVATION.
Welcome to our online journal! Here you will discover weekly narratives on the latest from the marine research we fund, the awe-inspiring innovation behind our vessels, the efforts we make to conserve and safeguard our coast, hilarious throwbacks from more than 25-years of history, and awe-inspiring sights from the Strait of Juan De Fuca, Haro Strait, the Strait of Georgia, and Johnstone Strait.
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- ExplorationJanuary 23, 2019LEARN MORE
Telegraph Cove Resort, a picturesque destination on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, is teaming up with Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures to enhance marine wildlife habitat and research while providing greater opportunities for outstanding eco-tourism. Resort owners Gordie and Marilyn Graham are pleased to welcome one of the province’s largest and… Read more »
When a whale plays with kelp, it’s called kelping. When a whale swims like a shark, it’s called sharking. When a whale jumps like a porpoise it’s called porposing. And what do you think it’s called when a whale bobs at the surface like a log? You guessed it! Logging. Whale people it seems, are… Read more »
June is off to a killer start (pun intended)! As the unofficial start to our peak season, everyone has high expectations for the beginning of June, and 2016 did not disappoint. The steady increase of transient orca over the past years has not abated; sightings that used to feel like a rare treat, or an… Read more »
Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) Applauds Decision Today to Remove Antiquated Dams Along Klamath River, Restoring Major Salmon Source for Southern Resident Orcas The Obama administration and California officials announced a landmark agreement today to remove four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River, bypassing an inactive Congress and beginning the largest river restoration in U.S.… Read more »
Ah 2016; off to an exciting, windy, and cold start as always, but we’ve got a spring in our step with spring in our sites. Winter whale and wildlife watching (in addition to allowing admirable alliteration) is not for the faint of heart. Charging out into the great unknown with a 30-50% chance of finding… Read more »
It seems cliché to start a post with “WOW,” but sometimes even those of us with a preclusion to prose are left speechless by the circumstances. How do you summarize a year in 600 words? Most of the time you can’t, and you just shouldn’t even try, but 2015 was so spectacular, so uplifting and… Read more »
What a week of wild weather! Wind to start, rain the finish, and whales in between. This week started out with some crazy wind that caused the cancellation of a few afternoon trips, as well as several Harbour Air flights. We soaked a few boatloads of passengers, but no one was worse for wear, just… Read more »
We had another gorgeous week this week, with killer whales and/or humpbacks stealing the scene. While it was “and” more than “or”, there was a day or two where the killer whales failed to make an appearance, but the humpbacks more than made up for their absence. We’ve been seeing a lot of “X” humpbacks… Read more »
If you’re a regular reader of mine (I know there’s a few of your out there!) you’ll remember last week I talked about how, this time of year “we settle into a lovely consistency. The search for whales is not frantic, but more of a casual stroll, with whales almost around every corner.” This held… Read more »
Helllllllo summer! Wow! What a week! Resident killer whales every day, doing the San Juan shuffle, and humpbacks and minke whales coming out of the woodwork left, right, and centre. The days of multi-species trips are upon us! This is actually early in the season for such a high success rate involving multiple species. Usually… Read more »