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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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 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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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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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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