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Nothing Short of Epic

Published on March 14, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Today began in the hotspot with only fleeting glimpses of Orca blows and dorsal fins!  For many of our passengers it was their first time ever seeing wild orca. They buckled in because we were about to be taken on a whirlwind journey! With one pod of orca spending a large amount of time scouring […]

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New Tricks of Killer Whales

Published on March 3, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Today’s expedition certainly turned it on! We ventured to the west of the hotspot towards the typical Orca blows to find a large pod of twelve or so just ‘cruising’. With the shearwaters swirling above the orca moved forward and back along the 1000 metre contour line. We had Chalky (large bull), Kidji (large female), […]

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Monday Madness in Bremer Canyon

Published on March 3, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Orca Whale Watching in Bremer Canyon fans rejoice! Our pods were back in business today and showed us what they’re really made of! We began today with a nursery pod of three adults and four juveniles! The cheeky youngsters were practicing their hunting and surging with the occasional spy hop and tail lob. With these […]

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KILLING AND CHILLING

Published on February 28, 2020 By Pia Markovic

The Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Watching never disappoints. After an hour long search of Orca in the hotspot they finally showed up and they sure made the wait worthwhile. With hundreds of birds swirling above waiting for a small scrap of food to become available from the slick below. The black silhouette of a humungous […]

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Happy HUMPday

Published on February 26, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Today certainly had it all! Male on male orca sex, a potential predation on Pilot Whales from the Big Eye Patch Crew who seem to be making their own rules, little Neo surging as fast as he could to keep up and so much more! It all began with Nani and Chalky getting IT ON! […]

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