Ocean Magic Whale-Watching Adventure In Victoria

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Overview

Experience the adventure of a lifetime aboard Victoria’s whale-watching flagship, the famous 'Ocean Magic II.' This custom-designed eco-cruiser was built right here in beautiful British Columbia and is the fastest vessel of its size on the West Coast. With indoor and outdoor seating options, as well as a heated cabin, enjoy the flexibility and freedom to navigate the vessel as you please. The elevated top deck is the perfect platform for photography and provides 360-degree views.

Highlights

  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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All aboard Victorias whale-watching flagship! The 62-foot, semi-covered Ocean Magic II was custom designed and created right here in British Columbia for the purpose of premier West Coast whale watching. Its streamlined design allows it to push through waves with ease while maintaining speed. This maximizes the distance you can travel and the amount of time you are able to spend viewing whales and other marine wildlife.

Ocean Magic IIs twin engines produce an industry-leading 1,650 horse power! But dont be fooled by all of that power; it uses less fuel per passenger than any other vessel in the harbor, plus its surface-piercing propellers reroute intermittent engine noise above water to limit the disturbance to nearby marine mammals.

The vessel has a large heated indoor cabin and two open air sun decks ideal for photography. You can also enjoy the added comfort of two washrooms and a snack bar.

Your tour will last a minimum of 3 hours and will include various stops at different points of interest within the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals, which allows for excellent photo opportunities. Throughout your cruise, you'll be fully entertained and educated by up to three of the industry's top marine naturalists.

Inclusions for Ocean Magic Whale-Watching Adventure In Victoria

  • 74-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin and two open air decks
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Live commentary
  • Educational materials on board
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate + light snacks for purchase
  • Two airplane-style washrooms
  • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • $2 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price 

Exclusions for Ocean Magic Whale-Watching Adventure In Victoria

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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15 reviews by the users

  • great experience! The boat and crew were excellent! We were fortunate to see Orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, harbor seals, and had lovely weather. I am very frugal and definitely thought it was worth the cost. I will enjoy my photos for a long time.

  • We actually saw 2 different types of whales Orca and Humpback. The tour guide Emily was extremely knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Great trip!!

  • The Whale Watching was a true adventure. We saw tons of Orcas and whales. The narrator was very pleasant and informative. The trip is well worth the money. One tip, dress warmly since it gets cold out there.

  • What can I say? It's a 50-50 chance if we're going to see whale or not. We saw the tip of the whale's tail from a distance and that's it for us, the animal was really shy that day. The boat ride itself was pretty cool and enjoyable, it is safe for kids.

  • Great trip saw a pod of orcas

  • Great experience. Saw 2 pods of orca whales as well as 2 humpback whales.

  • Overall, it was a good trip. However, it says a minimum of 3 hours for duration. This was not the case for ours. We checked in half hour early as it tells you to do, then were told ours had been half hour delayed, so we had to find stuff to do for half hour. We were on a tight schedule b/c of our cruise ship, so we just walked around for another hour. Our boat loaded at 4:15 was scheduled for 3:30 we found Orcas around 5pm, and watched them from a farther distance than what is required. Other tour boats were closer than ours, but still seemed to adhere to the distance rules. We docked at 6:50pm. So, I was a little irritated at that. We had friends that did a similar tour through our ship excurions and while their's cost a little more, they were on time, and were way closer than we got. I felt like we were rushed b/c we were the last tour of the day with the same crew. I did get some pictures of Orcas, but from far away even with my telephoto lens.

  • We saw two different pods of killer whales that day. The staff is great, Joe was very knowledgeable and accommodating. If you got to cold on the trip they offer blankets, gloves and hats.This was our excursion not through the cruise line and we left at the stated time and arrived back at the dock on time.

  • Jennifer was wonderful .. so helpful and informative ..

  • Unfortunately the weather was rainy and very cold on June 8th. After 4 hours we saw a couple of seals ,a glimpse of a hump back whale and an eagle in the far distance.Most passengers were far to cold despite the blankets to make this an enjoyable experience . The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic

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