Winter Wildlife Adventure Tour Jan 3

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And what an exquisite day to start 2011 off with. Our three hour wildlife adventure took us just south of Victoria. The weather gave us great conditions with flat calm water and plenty of sunshine. It even felt relatively warm simply because there was no wind for a change.! Our skipper ‘Rush’ headed us south… Read more »

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Zodiac Adventure Oct 19 2pm

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Well today we set out at 2 pm on a Zodiac Adventure – it was a perfect day once again! Today I was operating 3 different video cameras; a new GoPro HD video camera (wide angle view), and my two other usual HD video cameras hence all the video clips today. I was testing out… 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 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 7 12:15

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Today the ocean magic set out in search of orca. On route to San Juan Island, we crossed several groups of harbour porpoises. These are small grey cetaceans who resemble a small dolphin. We arrived at Hein Bank where we observed a Minke whale which is a baleen whale about 30 feet in length. The… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 6 12:15

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Today with perfect weather conditions (again) captain Anna Hall and her crew set off in search of whales. We learned that Lpod was making their way across the Victoria waterfront and were westbound in addition to that, there were a handful of humpback whales also sighted in the Juan de Fuca Strait. We were not… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Oct 5 12:15

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We set out on this perfect October day in search of 2 transient killer whales; T20 and T21. We caught up to them traveling eastward in the Juan de Fuca Strait not far from the southern portion of San Juan island. The mother and son pair were observed in traveling mode. We headed westward in… 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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