Another gorgeous whale filled day out there! Things are a little chilly on the water nowadays, but the hot chocolate on Ocean Magic II makes it all better. And cold water is actually more productive than warm water, so we have these chilly days to thank for the astounding variety of wildlife we are so… 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 »
Guess what? More humpbacks today! Between Mark’s zodiac trip at 12:30 and Ocean Magic II’s 12:15 trip with Jeff, Matt and I, we saw at least 12 different whales! Peak humpback season is still in full swing as we approach the end of October. These guys are obviously finding some good feeding areas and filling… Read more »
Humpback peak season is still in full swing! Today was all about our giant cetaceans! I had a little vacation this weekend, and wouldn’t you know it, we had some of the best sightings of the year! We had transient killer whales investigating Ocean Magic II, humpbacks breaching, and yesterday we watched members of L-pod!… Read more »
Humpbacks humpbacks humpbacks! All the humpbacks were out today. We had a busy day for nearing the end of peak season. Ocean Magic II went out at 12:15pm with Jeff, myself, and Rowan aboard (as well as photographer Marie O’Shaughnessy!), and we had 4 zodiacs! Mark was out at 11am, Rush at 12, and Matt and Rhonda… Read more »
Really exceptional day on the water today. Ocean Magic II was out at 9am today with crew Jeff, myself and Matt. We went up Haro Strait to investigate reports of transient killer whales at San Juan Island, and a humpback at Spieden Island. Our first stop took us to Spieden Island itself. There is a very dense collection of exotic animals on Spieden left over from an ill-fated hunting reserve… Read more »
Holy smokes guys, today was awesome. No fog, almost no rain, and no wind so it was flat calm! We all went for midday departures today, Rush and Matt departed at 11 and 12 respectively, and Ocean Magic II at her usual time slot of 12:15pm. We had a fantastic crew aboard today, Captain Jeff, First Mate Casey, and Claire and myself naturalizing. Rush was ecstatic when he returned to the office from his trip. He… Read more »
Probably the most common question we get while booking people in the office is “is there a better time of day to see whales?” The whales were all over this place today, and it really proved that it doesn’t matter what time you go. Check out last month’s blog post for a summary of when/why we do and don’t… Read more »
Guess what?! No fog today! Ok, that’s not entirely true, we had some fog in the morning, but it dissipated quickly and didn’t stop us finding whales. We had an amazing day both on the water and in the office; lots of people walking in today. We managed to send six zodiacs as well as an Ocean Magic II trip! Mark was first… Read more »
I’ve figured out why it’s been so foggy recently! The fog lends itself to a spooky atmosphere; obviously Mother Nature is just trying to get on board with Hallowe’en a little early. Props Mama N, well played. While the fog can throw a wrench in our plans sometimes, we always go out because you just never know what it’s going to look like until you get out… Read more »
It’s only fitting that we should find more humpback whales on Hump Day! We had some tricky conditions again this morning in the fog but rest assured, if there’s whales out there, we will find them! First out at was Mark on a 10am zodiac, followed by Rush at 12pm and Jeff, myself and Matt on Ocean Magic II at 3:30pm. We all caught up with the same pair of humpback whales hanging out… Read more »