Big Mama Photo by Marie O'Shaughnessy

Big Mama’s Return

Conservation, Sightings

To whale watching professionals, she is known as Big Mama; to passengers, she is a blow and a pair of flukes; and to the ecosystem, she’s a game-changer. Prince of Whales Whale Watching is thrilled to confirm, once again, the arrival of a famous humpback whale, to the interior waters of Southern British Columbia and… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure April 9 2011

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The thing about wild life viewing is you don’t know what you’re going to find. This means that once in a while we do not find any killer whales or other cetaceans on our trip. Today was one of those days. However, that being said, one can still really enjoy the adventure while finding other… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure March 26 2011

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Captain Anthony slipped the Ocean Magic from its berth in Victoria’s inner harbour and took us out into the Salish Sea. Our trip took us east to Chatham and Discovery islands. Here the marine life was everywhere, harbour seals, blue herons, eagles and cormorants. We then crossed Haro Strait and headed to Whale Rock, this… Read more »

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Winter Wildlife Adventure Tour Jan 8

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A little wind in the air and some chop on the water set the scene for our Prince of Whales Winter Wildlife adventure. Mark, ‘Mallard’, our 12.30pm skipper headed the yellow zodiac out of the harbour and turned east. There were some heavy winds and seas developing out west this afternoon so our knowledgeable skipper… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 8 12:15

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Our skipper, Capt. Scott slipped the Ocean Magic from its slip in Victoria’s inner harbour, and took us out into the wild blue of the strait of Juan De Fuca, Here he put us in perfect position to view one of nature wonders, the Transient Orca, or Killer Whale. This was T14 Pender, and adult… Read more »

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Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Oct 3 1pm

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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 »

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Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Sept 29 3pm

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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 »

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Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Sept 26 2pm

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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 »

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Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Sept 22 4pm

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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 »

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