Can I ask what time of day your tour was? It seems the likelihood of seeing orca is certain times of day. Thank you, Leann
Hi Leann O,
Luckily for our guests there is no better time of day to see Whales. We see Whales just as much on the morning tours as we do in the afternoon or evening.
Killer Whales don't sleep like humans do. They do, however, rest but this is not necessarily at night time. Even when they do rest they still need to come to the surface to breathe. Whales are involuntary breathers. This means they need to stay conscious in order to survive. They swim all day every day and don't ever stop moving.
A Killer Whales resting pattern is beautiful to see. They all line up close together and synchronize their dives. Seeing multiple blows at the surface at the same time is just breathtaking :)
Hopefully you will have an amazing time when you join us.
Thanks for your question.
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The whale watching tour we went on was at 2 pm, but they also had a tour at 8 am. Whales were spotted on both tours. We were on the bigger boat but there were smaller boats available as well. I would feel safer on the bigger boat myself. Enjoy! :)
Unfortunately the Orca pod had moved on the week we were in Victoria - they come & go. We went in the afternoon & saw about 20 humpback whales. The trip in & back was also an exhilarating ride.
Our tour was at 10 am.
Our tour was in the late afternoon and luck is possibly the deciding factor as to whether orcas are sighted.
We went at 10. Our reason was - the ocean is usually calmer in the morning.
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