This article was published on September 18th, 2016
Did you know that orcas are the number one ocean predictor and will eat great white sharks and polar bears given the opportunity? There are few experiences that compare with seeing one of these beautiful, powerful and incredible creatures up close in the wild. Their breath-taking majesty and the elegance with which they move can only be fully appreciated when encountering them in their natural habitat, it is truly an unforgettable experience.
Victoria B.C. is one of the best spots in the world to see and experience whales in the wild. It is the home of three pods of killer whales totalling over 80 whales, and that’s not including the transient whales that are often spotted on their migration journey from California up to Alaska.
Orca whales have a cycle of going underwater for around 4 minutes and then coming back up to the surface to breath, on the surface they blow a magnificent cascade of water from their blow holes making for incredible views and amazing photo opportunities.
Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, located at Fisherman’s Warf on the inner harbour, offer phenomenal tour experiences, based on years of experience in providing the best service and greatest experience for all of their guests. The company offer whale watching tours all year round in one of their three high performance sport boats. After being provided with a complete outfit and all the safety gear you need the experienced guides will take you on board and you will head to your destination. The guides know exactly where the whales are at all times so you are almost guaranteed to see whales on every trip. The high speed boat ride will get you to the San Juan Islands in about 30 minutes and your highly experience guides will be on hand to deliver incredible and fascinating information about marine life and all the wildlife you will see on your tour.
Tours last for three hours but we highly recommend taking the sunset tour, it really is the most incredible experience of all. After the stunning whale watching experience you settle down and prepare yourself for one of the most amazing sunset experiences of your life.
The sun setting over the pacific ocean as the colours of the sunset stretch all the way back to shore putting you right in the middle of it, literally immersed in a sea of sunset colours while the mountain ranges glow around you with stunning blue and purple hues.
Peak season for whale watching is May 15th – October 31st and during this time there is a whale watching guarantee so book your trip today! www.eaglewingtours.com.
Whale watching is just one of many incredible experiences in Victoria, for more advice on things to do and see visit www.TourismVictoria.com.