The last couple of weeks have been amazingly steady, especially for April, and things don’t show any signs of slowing down. Our current whale sighting success rate is between 86-92% depending if you look at individual trips, or days. Of course, recent sightings have almost nothing to do with future sightings because things can change… 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 »
What a week it’s been! Ocean Magic II is back on the water, and I’m back doing my First Mate thing! After a few months away seeing what marine life South East Asia has to offer (think manta rays, sea turtles, and more tropical fish than anyone could ever count) I am THRILLED to be… Read more »
The last week and a half has been incredible. J-Pod has been in the area on and off, and there have been tons of Transient Killer Whales around as well! The Ocean Magic II started off whale watching season “officially” on Wednesday, with a visit to see the T36 and T37s just south of Victoria.… Read more »
Spring break is a busy time for us, and it’s always so wonderful to see so many young people visiting the city with their families! These last few weeks have been delightful on the water (when the weather is being our friend, that is!). Spring whale watching is a blast because, with each sighting, you… Read more »
We’ve had a very eventful winter in preparation for what’s shaping up to be a super summer. If you want to stay up to date on whale news be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and subscribe to our sightings reports by visiting www.princeofwhales.com and submitting your email. Here are some highlights… Read more »
“Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown” was a huge success this year. In the past, the event only ran for one weekend, but this year it was extended to last 11 days. As one of the attractions who took part in this extension, we offered whale watching for $50 per person for the whole… Read more »
I had to pinch myself a few times this week, because it could literally pass as April. Red Fish Blue Fish is open again, and the harbour has begun buzzing. Hotels are even selling out midweek! It’s crazy! Here is what has happened over the last week: *DISCLAIMER: READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH AT YOUR OWN… Read more »
On Sunday afternoon Skipper Mark Malleson (aka Mallard) departed with a full boat holding 12 eager guests. They started their trip by heading west from Victoria, cruising past East Sooke Park, and continuing on to an area which is a personal favorite for Mark and an area that is often reliable for fall killer whale… Read more »
Hello! Claire Butterfield here. I am filling in for our wonderful blogger Jen Dickson today, as she has gone to see wildlife in a number of tropical places for the next two months. However, do not fear; she will be back in full force come April 4th (which, oddly enough, is the first day that… Read more »
Keeping you guys informed on our whale sightings is definitely one of the best parts of my job, and today is no exception. (Although, who am I kidding, I whale watch for a living, every part of my job is awesome!) We had a fabulous winter wildlife tour out this week. Skipper Mark took 8… Read more »