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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Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Nov 7 12

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Today, Sunday was one of those afternoons when everything magical occurred. With a rather stormy set of clouds above, our 12 noon yellow Zodiac left the harbour. The calm sea however, gave incredible visibility for spotting wildlife. Our seasoned and knowledgeable skipper ‘Mark’, headed south where he had seen some misty blows on the horizon.… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Nov 3 12:15

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The Ocean Magic set sail out of the Victoria Harbour at 12.15pm with Capt. Anna at the helm. Scott and Dan were are Naturalists for the afternoon and they shared their knowledge with our guests. Several visitors from The USA and Europe were on board to enjoy the magic of the wildlife here on the… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 30 12:15

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Our Skipper Anna took our passenegrs out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca to a report, from one of our Zodiacs, of Humpback Whales. We arrived on scene to view three Humpbacks, with another three close by. With a total of six Humpback Whales to view it was hard to tell where to look.… Read more »

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Zodiac Adventure Oct 29 12pm

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It was one of those days where the clouds above gave way to some much needed sunshine on the west coast. It was a great day too, to see some of the incredible wildlife found in these waters off Victoria. We had guests from Austria, Holland, Germany, Italy, and Victoria. Our very knowledgeable and keen-eyed… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 16 12:15

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Yet another perfect sunny, flat, calm warm day. Ok, so it’s not summer warm but it’s warm enough that when the sun shines on you, you don’t need your hat and coat out on the water! We departed the Victoria inner harbour intending to head east to where we heard there were orca off San… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 14 12:15

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Capt. Anna headed the 12.15pm Ocean Magic west of the harbour to encounter three Humpback Whales that had been reported off shore, east of Race Rocks. It was one of those grey, October days however there were plenty of visitors to the west coast that wanted to board the Ocean Magic vessel, to seek and… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 12 12:15

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Today on this October day (but what felt like a spring or summer day) Captain Gordon and crew departed for the Juan de Fuca Strait where we found transient killer whales and they were on long drives. From there we decided to check out the Race Rocks ecological reserve where passengers got a look at… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 9 12:15

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With dynamic skies over the Olympic Mountains, Washington, the Saturday 12.15pm Ocean Magic vessel set sail and headed south then in an easterly direction toward Hein Bank where it was reported many Orca were foraging. We found them amid the chop on the water, slowly foraging and spread far apart . We could see the… 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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