Happy Holidays everyone! We just wanted to send out a quick note to summarize our recent sightings and outline our seasonal schedule. Last week skipper Rush took out a boat with some very keen passengers in fairly rough weather. Rush is one of our most experienced zodiac captains, and all his passengers felt safe and… 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 »
So I got very excited last week (it happens a lot when it comes to whales and me, I think I’m in the right line of work). I just had to tell you guys about the SUPER POD! Last Wednesday, November 26th, Skipper Mark took a zodiac of excited passengers out into the middle of nowhere.… Read more »
Ok ok ok! I know I said there wouldn’t be daily reports anymore, but this one is barely a report. Just a little baby snippet, because I couldn’t resist. We found killer whales today! This fact, in and of itself, is not that spectacular. Exciting, wonderful, and awesome, yes. But crazy out of the ordinary? No.… Read more »
Wow, this year just won’t quit! Even as the quantity of our trips slows down for the season, the quality remains top notch. We’ve seenwhales on every trip we’ve taken out in November! That’s just bonkers. A little summary of the last week for you: Weekends tend to be our most popular time, and on… Read more »
It was with some quiet and serene passengers that Mark plunged into the unknown this morning. The sky was clear, but the waves were sizable, so Mark opted to stick to calmer water and man, did it pay off! We work very closely with other companies on the water in order to locate whales. No… Read more »
The weather was confused again today. We had rain in the morning and incredible sunshine in the afternoon. The water was super calm; we had no winds forecast over 5kts! Jeff, Matt and I took Ocean Magic II out at 12:30pm to grey skies and flat water. We left a little late to accommodate a couple… Read more »
Today Ocean Magic II had the pleasure of embarking on a special charter. We were out at 1pm and had an action packed trip! It was me and the boys today! The crew included Captain Jeff, me as First Mate, and Naturalists Matt and Rowan, as well as our Photographer Marie. As always, we work… Read more »
Ocean Magic II was all alone on the water today. We had the ocean all to ourselves! While we heard about some other companies going out later this afternoon, at 12:15pm we were literally the only whale watching boat on the water. But this time of year, that’s no problem. Jeff, Matt and I know… Read more »
We went both east and west today, and found humpbacks everywhere! It’s really quite a feeling in October to go out, and basically assume that you’re going to find whales. We never take whales for granted. We know they can disappear at any moment. They can take off and disappear for days or weeks at… Read more »
Guess what? More humpbacks today! We had some…interesting conditions to deal with on the water, but our big boat full of gung-ho passengers appreciated the adventure (or was it the hot chocolate?). It was with a light sprinkling of rain that Jeff, Casey, Andrea, and I, aboard Ocean Magic II, made our way through the calm… Read more »