Vancouver Island Photo Tours

Rolf Hicker & Family / We are Sustainable, Ethical & Private

Experience the northern part of Vancouver Island like only a few do. These packages are only suggestions, contact me with your requirements so I can put a custom package together for you.

sustainability certified

Vancouver Island Photo Tours

Rolf Hicker
1003 Ocean Place
Port McNeill, British Columbia
V0N 2R0, Canada

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🌊 Surf's Up with the Northern Resident Orca! 🐳⁠⁠Dive into the captivating world of the Northern Resident Orca, as captured in this exhilarating moment off the coast of Vancouver Island. 🏄‍♂️⁠⁠Did you know? These remarkable creatures, also known as Killer Whales, are highly intelligent and social beings, with unique family structures and dialects that distinguish different pods. Here's a some fascinating fact about Orca around Vancouver Island:⁠⁠👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family First: Northern Resident Orca live in tight-knit family groups called pods, led by elder females. They rely on intricate social bonds for hunting and communication.⁠⁠Let's celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty and complexity of these magnificent creatures, and continue to advocate for their protection and conservation.⁠⁠#NorthernResidentOrca #KillerWhale #VancouverIsland #OceanConservation #MarineLife #WildlifePhotography #NatureLovers⁠⁠📸 Photo Credit: @RolfHickerPhotography⁠ Shot with a 200-600mm lens on a Sony a7Riv, cropped.⁠⁠Orca Whale male in Waynton Pass during sunset, Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Orcas at sunset⁠
⚠️ Protecting Bear Country: Coastal grizzly bears face threats from habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, and climate change. Join us in advocating for their protection and supporting conservation efforts to ensure their survival for generations to come.⁠⁠📸 Photo Credit: @RolfHickerPhotography⁠ Shot with a 200-600mm lens on a Sony a7Riv, cropped.⁠
🐋 Lunge Feeding: The Marvel of Humpback Whales off Vancouver Island 🌊⁠⁠Ever wondered how humpback whales dine in the deep? Off Vancouver Island's coast, they showcase an incredible behavior called lunge feeding (among other feeding strategies), captivating all who witness it.⁠⁠🌟 What's Lunge Feeding?⁠It's a rapid gulp of water and prey, a spectacular move by baleen whales like humpbacks. They snatch vast volumes of food in a single swift motion.⁠⁠🔍 Science Behind the Spectacle⁠Humpbacks target dense fish schools, coordinating to trap prey before lunging. It's a display of precision and teamwork, benefiting the marine ecosystem.⁠⁠🌊 Role in Ecosystem Dynamics⁠Humpbacks help regulate prey populations and nutrient distribution, vital for marine health off Vancouver Island and beyond.⁠⁠👀 Witnessing the Wonder⁠On whale watching tours or coastal spots, seeing lunge feeding is breathtaking. These giants breach with open mouths, surrounded by a flurry of life.⁠⁠🌍 Conservation Reminder⁠Respectful whale watching is key to preserving these wonders. Let's safeguard their habitats and uphold responsible practices.⁠⁠Humpback whale lunge feeding near the Broughton Archipelago, First Nations Territory, British Columbia, Canada.⁠⁠
🌊 Surf's Up with the Northern Resident Orca! 🐳⁠⁠Dive into the captivating world of the Northern Resident Orca, as captured in this exhilarating moment off the coast of Vancouver Island. 🏄‍♂️⁠⁠Did you know? These remarkable creatures, also known as Killer Whales, are highly intelligent and social beings, with unique family structures and dialects that distinguish different pods. Here's a some fascinating fact about Orca around Vancouver Island:⁠⁠👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family First: Northern Resident Orca live in tight-knit family groups called pods, led by elder females. They rely on intricate social bonds for hunting and communication.⁠⁠Let's celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty and complexity of these magnificent creatures, and continue to advocate for their protection and conservation.⁠⁠#NorthernResidentOrca #KillerWhale #VancouverIsland #OceanConservation #MarineLife #WildlifePhotography #NatureLovers⁠⁠📸 Photo Credit: @RolfHickerPhotography⁠ Shot with a 200-600mm lens on a Sony a7Riv, cropped.⁠
🐻 Meet the Coastal Giants! 🌲⁠Explore the wild world of coastal grizzly bears in British Columbia. Follow along as we uncover the fascinating lives of these iconic bears that call the rugged coastlines of BC home.⁠⁠Cute grizzly bear cub standing up in sea weed looking for mom along the shoreline in Knight Inlet at low tide, First Nations Territory, British Columbia, Canada.⁠⁠📸 Photo Credit: @RolfHickerPhotography⁠ Shot with a 200-600mm lens on a Sony a7Riv, cropped.⁠
Meet Ace the majestic humpback whale, gracefully emerging from the depths of the ocean just as the sun bids farewell to another day. Another magical moment witnessed on one of of tours on the shores of Northern Vancouver Island . 🐋✨🌅⁠⁠Humpback whale (Ace - BCZ0440) surfacing during sunset in late fall off northern Vancouver Island, First Nations Territory, Traditional Territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw People, British Columbia, Canada.⁠📸 Photo Credit: @RolfHickerPhotography⁠ Shot with a 200-600mm lens on a Sony a7Riv, cropped.⁠
Adventure awaits! 🌍✨ Our team is buzzing with excitement as we gear up for our first tour of the season later this week! #TourSeasonKickoff ⁠⁠The boat has been cleaned, serviced, has received some upgrades and has had some pre-season test trips. We have our salad growing in the garden for the lunches and our home (& B&B) is undergoing the usual pre-season turnaround and is almost guest ready. We have redecorated and we are eagerly awaiting our guests arrival. ⁠⁠So excited to welcome you if you are coming to stay or tour with us this season. Get ready for breathtaking vistas and an unforgettable experience.  For those of you who aren't we will keep you updated on our adventures, stay tuned for more updates! 🙌🎉 ⁠⁠Here' s cute Grizzly bear cub resting in seaweed along the Knight Inlet shoreline during low tide,Traditional territory of the Da’Naxda’xw Awaetlala First Nation, British Columbia, Canada. ⁠⁠Shot with a 200-600mm lens on a Sony a7Riv, cropped.
📸 Can you catch the untamed expressions of these captivating critters? 🐾 Join us in a game of "Caption these Critters" and unleash your creativity! 🌟 📝💭 Don't miss this chance to connect with the wildlife enthusiasts in our community! 🌿✨ #WildlifePhotographyFeed #CaptionContest #UnleashYourCreativity⁠⁠Sea otter, Enhydra lutris, belongs to the weasel family, photographed of the west coast of northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.