Originally Posted by Donna
We were extremely lucky in Victoria, saw tons of Orca's and we didn't even dock there until 5:00, excursion at 5:30. The day before, nothing, so you just never know.
Yes, very lucky. Just about all the orca watches have to be ship tours, since they get in so late, and these tours are shorter than the regular runs offered independently. So even less distance the southern resident pods can be from Victoria. When, I'm in Victoria, I always double book, at least, so to be sure I'll have sightings. Last time, I spent 4 days on Vancouver Island, and went on three trips for the northern residents.