It was a bright sunny afternoon when the Ocean Magic left the harbour and headed east to Oak Bay Flats where four Transient Orca had been reported. Capt Gord and crew members Mika and Liz positioned the vessel in a great spot where our guests could watch these magnificent Orca hunting for Harbour Seals. Although… 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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- ExplorationJuly 3, 2019LEARN MORE
Telegraph Cove Resort, a picturesque destination on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, has teamed 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 have welcomed one of the province’s largest and most-respected whale… Read more »
Although the sunshine remained hidden behind the low cloud today, the wildlife in these rich waters was out there, and Capt Gord took our guests to see some of it. The 12.15pm Ocean Magic left the harbour, with our knowledgeable biologist, Mika, and naturalist Liz on board. We first headed south east to look for… Read more »
Capt. Gord in the wheel house of the Ocean Magic took our guests east and then north up Haro Strait to an area where Transient ‘Killer Whales ‘ were reported south of Active Pass through which the BC ferries head over to Vancouver. We were traveling within the very picturesque scenery of the Canadian Gulf… Read more »
The Ocean Magic set out from Victoria’s inner harbour out into sunny skies and calm seas. Our Capt. Scotty headed west to Race Rocks, here we took in the sights of Elephant Seals, Stellar Sealions and Harbour Seals. We then headed to Constance Bank and caught up with a group of Transient Killer Whales, these… Read more »
Our skipper Scotty, slipped the Ocean Magic from its brearth in Victoria’s inner harbour and took us east and up Haro Strait to a report of Transient Killer Whales. Here we encountered the T10’s, a large group of Orca. They were working their way south, rising from the clear water into the bright sunlight. We… Read more »
Our 1215 Ocean Magic, skippered by Capt. Scott, headed south east to a report of Transient Orca. We caught up with the T77’s just south of Middle Bank. This was a group of four Transient Killer Whales. They were doing the typical three to four breaths, then down for five to seven mimutes. Scotty put… Read more »
The 3.30pm Ocean Magic with Capt. Scott in the wheel-house, headed us out of the harbour and turned east then north to find those ‘ Orca ‘ again. J Pod had traveled past Friday Harbour, San Juan Island, and were heading further north up San Juan Channel. We had taken a different route this trip… Read more »
It was a great afternoon Saturday, May 21st to be on the water again. Capt Scott of the 12.15 pm Ocean Magic, and crew members Mika, Liz and Dan took our guests south east into American waters. Even with a little cloud cover we were in for a real treat. J Pod, salmon eating ‘Southern… Read more »
Todays Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure was set against sunny skies, our Skipper Scotty took us East in our search for whales. Our fist encounter was with Harbour Porpoise. These elusive shy animals were working the water in small groups, gently rolling at the surface as they took their breaths. We kept our easterly heading and… Read more »
With exceptional visibility, sunshine and blue skies, the Ocean Magic left the harbour and headed south east toward Hein Bank. Capt Gord , and crew members, Mika, Liz and Brandon made this a special trip for our guests on board, sharing a wealth of knowledge of the marine life to be found in these rich,… Read more »