With Skipper James at the controls, the 1pm Zodiac this Sunday afternoon decided to go for the long haul and headed east and then north up Haro Strait where reports of Southern Resident Orca were in bound from East Point at Saturna Island. It was a beautifully calm trip with sightings of Dall’s Porpoise along… 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 »
Our skipper Capt. Scott took the 12:15 Ocean Magic II out into calm seas and overcast skies. We were headed south in search of Humpback Whales, and it was not long before they were spotted. Capt. Scott put us in a perfect position to view a pair of Humpback Whales. This mother and calf have… Read more »
Zodiac Wildlife Adventure We set off at 3 pm with Radar at the helm on what felt like a perfect summer day! Conditions were perfect for a zodiac adventure and I was long over due. On today’s trip we headed east to Henry Island where members of Lpod were widely spread across Haro Strait. Guests… Read more »
The Charter vessel, ‘Pacific Explorer ‘ headed out of the harbour under sunny skies, and turned East to meet up with some of the Southern Resident Orca, that forage for fish, especially Salmon at this time of year. Today they were reported off the west coast of San Juan Island. We had glimpses of Harbour… Read more »
There were Transient Killer Whales reported out west of the harbour, Sunday afternoon, so Skipper Mark headed the 2pm Zodiac in that direction. Local and international guests were on board and they were in for a spectacular trip. It was a rather overcast day but the wildlife was present despite the mist and clouds of… Read more »
It was a calm and sunny late afternoon when Skipper James headed the 4pm Zodiac out of the harbour and toward the east where Southern Resident Orca were reported. We found members of L Pod traveling slowly toward the shoreline of San Juan Island. They were in a resting formation. We saw the L2 family… Read more »
Wildlife Adventure 4pm Zodiac Sept 22nd. Skipper Reid headed the 4pm Zodiac with guests on board toward the south east where reports of 4 Transients had been radioed in. They were traveling very slowly, almost as if they were in a resting mode. We watched for a while as several Harbour Porpoises traversed much the… Read more »
Wildlife Adventure Sept. 22 12.15pm With an unusual number of grey days for this Sept, it was a welcome change to see the sun once again. The guests on board the 12.15pm ‘Pacific Explorer ‘, were in for a real treat. It had been reported that a ‘Superpod ‘ was off the Victoria waterfront and… Read more »
Here is Tuesdays Sept 21st, Wildlife Adventure. Charter of the OrcaSpirit company vessel, ‘ Pacific Explorer ‘ The Capt and crew of the ‘Pacific Explorer’ Chartered by Prince of Whales, headed out of the harbour at 12.15pm and turned west in search of marine mammals. In these cold and very rich waters that wash the… Read more »
Ocean Magic Adventure Sunday Sept.19th With plenty of cloud around and no real threat of rain as we pulled away from the dock, our wildlife adventure was set to go at 3.30pm. Capt Scott headed the Ocean Magic south of the harbour to encounter two of five Humpback Whales reported south and west of Victoria.… Read more »