Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise With Expert Naturalist Guides

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    April 1 - October 15 , 10am and 2pm daily, Check-in is 30mins prior to departure time
  • Departure Details :
    Five Star Whale Watching, 645 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 1A6, Canada
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Victoria Harbour Airport, 950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


While in port in beautiful Victoria, check out British Columbia's famous abundance of whales and on this educational 3-hour whale-watching cruise! You'll not only have a chance to spot these incredible mammals, but youll also learn all about Canadas marine life from your expert naturalist guides. Cruise on a 40-passenger boat, designed specifically for whale watching, and listen as two onboard naturalists explain the wonders of the surrounding Pacific marine ecosystems.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Explore beautiful British Columbia while spotting incredible killer whales on an exciting whale-watching shore excursion from Victoria! During this three-hour cruise perfect for the whole family, learn about the surrounding marine ecosystem from your expert naturalist guides, who will explain everything from jellyfish to seabirds to, of course, whales! Ask them any questions you may have during your trip and help them spot Pacific marine life.

Ron Bates, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading orca researchers, may also be along for the ride! He conducts much of his research on these waters and can provide unique and interesting insight into the lives of these magnificent creatures.

Each trip's exact cruising route may differ depending on the day’s whale activity out on the water. The cruise often starts with visits to many of the small islands off the coast of Victoria. From there, learn about the surrounding ecosystems from your knowledgeable crew. Your guides may even pull kelp on board so you can witness where many of the food chains begin.

Cruises are conducted on boats designed specifically for whale watching and provide a smooth, fast and stable ride. Take advantage of the boat’s comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Victoria port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


3-hour whale-watching tour from Victoria

2 onboard naturalist guides

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee


Food and drinks

Port pickup and drop-off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (layers and comfortable shoes are recommended)

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Sep-2019

    This excursion was so amazing! The staff were so fun and so knowledgeable! Very outgoing, easy going. We saw a lot of humpback whales, sea lions, seals! They took us around light houses, to feeding areas, etc. We definitely got our moneys worth and more! Great value!! Will definitely recommend!

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Emma was awesome
    She was very knowledgeable
    Shared a lot of good information
    Interacted personally with everyone

  • 11-Oct-2017

    The tour was great and the operators very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • 22-Jul-2016

    The description about this activity is not clear so we thought the guide would meet us at the port like the other shore excursions that we booked. However they met at some other places so we missed our activity...

  • 06-Oct-2015

    The two guides were very nolegable and very helpful. We had our full three hours on the trip.

  • 03-Sep-2012

    Great experience and nicely organized ! Went off very smoothly .