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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Ocean Magic Adventure March 19, 2011

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It was a gorgeous afternoon when Capt. Anthony and crew members, Mika and Dan headed the Ocean Magic out of the harbour and turned west. After only 20 mins of travel, we were pleasantly surprised to encounter a foraging Gray Whale just off the Victoria waterfront. We watched this large Baleen Whale take 2-3 breaths… 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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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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