Sea King AdventuresVictoria
California Sea Lion Range
California Sea Lion Range
As its name suggests, the California sea lion range is found mainly around the waters of California. They also live around Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia to the north and Mexico and the Galápagos Islands to the south.
California sea lions prefer to breed on sandy beaches in the southern part of their range. They usually stay no more than 10 miles out to sea. On warm days they stay close to the water's edge. At night or on cool days, the sea lions will move inland or up coastal slopes. Outside of the breeding season they will often gather at marinas and wharfs, and may even be seen on navigational buoys. These man-made environments provide safety from their natural predators - orcas and white sharks.
California Sea Lions feed on a wide-variety of seafood, mainly squid and fish. Commonly eaten fish and squid species include salmon, hake, Pacific whiting, anchovies, herring, and market squid. They feed mostly around the edge of the continental shelf as well as sea mounts, the open ocean and the ocean bottom.
California sea lions may eat alone or in small to large groups depending on the amount of food available.
Adult females forage between 10 and 100 km from the rookery, and dive to average depths of 31.1 to 98.2 m, with maximum dives between 196 and 274 m. They travel at an estimated speed of 10.8 km/h.
Small groups of sea lions can be seen often near Victoria harbor.
Book Your tour to see the California Sea Lion Range at Race Rocks.
The Skipper's Corner
"The Legendary Captain" Ron King, Owner Operator of Sea King Adventures, has over 35 years of experience in the beautiful waters around Victoria and Vancouver Island. He is a certified Master Skipper with The distinction of being Victoria's most knowledgeable marine naturalist and conservationist .
Since starting SeaKing Adventures in 1995 Ron boasts a perfect safety record.
Born and raised in Victoria, Captain Ron has over 30 years
of professional marine experience - including 25 years of commercial fishing and
11 years whale watching.
In 1995, with the commercial fishery in decline, he
discovered his passion and purpose in whale watching and founded SeaKing
Our vessel can accommodate groups of 12 comfortably and is Canadian Coast Guard inspected annually. The soft riding boat has comfy leather seats, an onboard toilet and is equipped with all the latest in GPS, radar and communications apparatus. Safety survival suits are supplied for each passenger.
Passengers can all expect a exciting, educational, safe and comfortable tour of the area whales and wildlife.
Our email address is seaking@