View of Spieden Island on a Whale Watching Tour

Spieden Island

Exploration, Sightings

As the legend goes, John Wayne used to venture to this beautiful island with his Seattle-based hunting pals to stalk ‘wild’ big game on their newly claimed geographic spoil. Many say that giraffe, tigers, and kangaroos were brought to the island by these adventurists as they sought to create an exotic land that was near to home.

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Ocean Magic Adventure April 30 2011

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The ocean magic set out on a perfect Saturday with sunshine and warm temps in search of wildlife. We headed east in Juan de Fuca into Haro Strait. We made our way to Spieden island where we caught glimpses of the goats who inhabit the island. As quoted by Wikipedia; “Spieden Island is a privately… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure April 14 2011

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Today was a rather wild ride on the Ocean Magic!. With captain Scott at the helm with naturalists Liz, Brandon, and Dan, we left the inner harbour in search of wildlife and encountered some active weather. I will admit that I find it rather thrilling and enjoyable as the Ocean Magic rides well in rough… 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 Adventure April 2 2011

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The Ocean Magic set out at 12:15 with lots of eager passengers in search of killer whales. As there have been transient (meat eating) killer whales sighted in the area over the past few days, we were certain we’d find more today however we were one of only a handful of whale watching boats out… 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 Feb 13

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There’s nothing like seeing wild marine mammals in our cold, but nutrient rich waters. Victoria sees an abundance of variety of wildlife when ever the Prince of Whales Zodiacs head out of the harbour, at this time of year. Sunday, was no exception, when Skipper Mark took us west of the harbour to ‘Albert Head… Read more »

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Winter Wildlife Adventure Tour Dec 28

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Our experienced and knowledgeable skipper, Mark took the yellow zodiac out of the Victoria Harbour and headed us south west in search of some of the wildlife that can be seen in these rich, cold waters. It wasn’t long before we found several Harbour Porpoise foraging in the currents of the ebb tide. Several bait… Read more »

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