Ocean Magic Adventure Sept 27 12:15

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The Charter vessel, ‘Pacific Explorer ‘ headed out of the harbour under sunny skies, and turned East to meet up with some of the Southern Resident Orca, that forage for fish, especially Salmon at this time of year. Today they were reported off the west coast of San Juan Island. We had glimpses of Harbour… 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 25 4pm

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It was a calm and sunny late afternoon when Skipper James headed the 4pm Zodiac out of the harbour and toward the east where Southern Resident Orca were reported. We found members of L Pod traveling slowly toward the shoreline of San Juan Island. They were in a resting formation. We saw the L2 family… 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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Ocean Magic Adventure Sept 22 12:15

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Wildlife Adventure Sept. 22 12.15pm With an unusual number of grey days for this Sept, it was a welcome change to see the sun once again. The guests on board the 12.15pm ‘Pacific Explorer ‘, were in for a real treat. It had been reported that a ‘Superpod ‘ was off the Victoria waterfront and… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Sept 16 12:15

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We departed today on the 12:15 departure and headed south into the Juan de Fuca Strait. Captain Anna got word that there were killer whales inbound heading east to San Juan Island so we headed out first in search of humpbacks while seeing the odd harbour porpoise or two. We made our way over to… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Sept 15 12:15

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So on the noon Ocean Magic trip, we (Captain Anna, naturalists Mika and Derek with passengers) took a wee jog (well just over 1 hour) almost 2 miles north of Sandy Point on Waldron Island in Boundary Pass to find Jpod, along the way spotting the odd harbour porpoise. The ocean was flat calm today,… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Sept 8 3:30

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Today’s Ocean Magic 3:30 trip found us only minutes from the Victoria inner harbour. Turns out that members of L & K pod were on the move across the waterfront eastbound towards San Juan Island. At first they were very spread apart, but did group up and started traveling quickly speed porpoising out of the… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Sept 1 3:30

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OK! so it was a bit bouncy during our travel in Sooke but we found them! Captain Anna said we traveled 52 nautical miles – almost to Sheringham Point when we finally caught up with the very fast moving transient killer whales thought to be T37a and family who is made up of females and… Read more »

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Ocean Magic Adventure Aug 26 3:30

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Today’s weather conditions gave both crew and passengers were treated mother nature at her strongest. During the 3:30 afternoon trip the sea conditions improved quite a bit although still quite bumpy, we were able to comfortably travel over to San Juan Island (Lime Kiln area) to view members of the southern resident killer whales. We… Read more »

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