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  1. Publicly Scheduled Whale Watching Tours from downtown Victoria, or
  2. Custom Scheduled PRIVATE Tours in a Luxury Zodiac Medline III anywhere on the west coast.

Based in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The waters surrounding the southern tip of Vancouver Island teem with orcas (killer whales), as well as harbor seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and harbor and Dall porpoises.

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Killer whales, or orcas, are the largest members of the dolphin family. Male orcas can reach up to 30 feet in length, and their large, distinctive dorsal fins can be nearly 6 feet (two meters) tall. A large male can weigh up to 9 tons.

There are three different populations of orcas encountered along the West coast of North America. These three groups are genetically distinct and do not interact socially - in fact, observed behaviors indicate that they normally avoid contact with each other. The three different populations are referred to as residents, transients and offshores.

The resident population is comprised of extended family groups of orcas. These clans have established territories and fairly predictable patterns of movement within those territories travelling in pods and sub-pods. A large pod of 90 resident orcas can be found near Victoria from April through October with the occasional group of transients spotted. In the winter months Humpbacks and Grays can be seen in this area.

Transients have neither established territories nor predictable patterns of movement. They swim in small groups of two to five or six, usually in close physical proximity. Researchers have recently had several encounters with the third known West Coast orca population, the offshores. These whales have been encountered primarily in the open ocean, and in large groups of 30 to 60

  • For more information about the Orca Killer Whale, Grey Whales, Sea Lions and other Marine Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest please visit: www.whalesBC.com

  • For Private Charters and sightseeing tours through the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands please visit: www.CharterBoatsBC.com

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A major whale migration occurs in mid winter off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino and Ucluelet, when approximately 20,000 Pacific grey whales leave the Baja Peninsula to journey north to Alaska, cruising past Vancouver Island enroute. Migration is at its peak in March and April at which time the area hosts the Pacific Rim Whale Festival.The whales come very close to shore and can be observed from the Wickaninnish visitor centre at Pacific Rim National Park. Several pods spend the summer months in Clayoquot Sound and can be seen on daily boat tours to Hot Springs Cove.

 

whale watching tours Victoria BC
for Whale Watching Tour Rates and Schedules
on either the Ocean Cruiser, or one of our Zodiacs

or call Toll Free:1-800-730-479

 

 

 

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