Who We Are
Owner / Operater
Gilakas’la, Nugwa’am T’lakudlas. Gayutlan lax T’sakis, ha Kwakiutl’tlan. Gayutlan lax gukw’was sa gigame Nage’dzi Yatlewatl dlu Mu’ku’xwi’laxw’
Greetings and salutations, my Indian name is T’lakudlas. I am Kwakiutl from the village of Fort Rupert, from the house of Chief ‘Great Mountain’, hereditary Chief George Hunt.
I am privileged to operate within the traditional territory of the Salish People.
Through the teachings of my grandparents and elders I have always felt drawn to the traditional knowledge of my people. There exists an inherent philosophy of stewardship and respect that manifests in all of the legends, origin stories, and everyday ways of doing things. As a business owner and operator working in the marine environment, these teachings only grow in meaning and significance.
The rich cultural history of coastal First Peoples will always be dependent on a healthy natural environment. Thus, I have always felt a desire to understand and preserve the natural world in all of its diverse forms. These are the reasons why I decided to pursue a company centered on education, awareness, and enjoyment of Orcas and other marine wildlife in coastal BC.
Sidney Whale Watching is a family run company and has been serving Sidney and Saanich Peninsula for over 20 years. Our team loves what we do and we strive to make our tours as memorable as possible. We all agree that there is no better day than one spent out on the water.
We feel a strong bond with whales and all of our marine mammals, our respect for them is the basis for our interest and support in conservation efforts and environmental programs. As stewards of the Salish Sea we believe we have to act now to protect the wildlife and the marine ecosystem that we love. We are happy to contribute to and be a part of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, The Sierra Club, and The Pacific Salmon Foundation. Donations towards these causes are accepted at our office and are greatly appreciated.
BC Aboriginal Business Awards
2014 Outstanding Business Achiever