Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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See the majestic wildlife of the northern Pacific Ocean on a whale-watching cruise from Victoria. On board a comfortable boat, you'll spot orcas, humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales with the help of an expert naturalist guide, who is on board to make sure you have a memorable and educational experience. You'll also see other marine life like elephant seals, harbor seals and sea lions, plus admire views of Vancouver Island's beautiful scenery from the water.

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Head to the Victoria wharf to board your 61-foot (19-meter) motor yacht, the Marauder IV, which holds up to 84 passengers and features comfortable seating and a smooth, quiet ride. Meet your naturalist guide and head out from the harbor, cruising into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the body of water separating Canada's Vancouver Island from the United States.

As you cruise, your guide will help you spot the variety of whales that live in these Pacific waters, including orcas, gray whales, humpback whales and minke whales. Keep your eyes open for other marine life, too, like sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals and sea birds. You may even catch sight of a bald eagle.

During your journey, listen to your guide's informative, expert commentary about the biological and ecological features of the whales and their ocean environment. If you have any questions, ask away! And if the conditions are right, the boat's hydrophones can pick up and amplify the beautiful sounds of the orcas as they communicate with each other, giving you the amazing opportunity to hear the song of the whales.

If you get chilly, head inside the spacious heated cabin and warm up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. You can keep watching for whales through the windows.

Your tour ends with return to the wharf.

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Inclusions for Victoria Whale Watch Tour

  • Professional naturalists and biologists on board each trip
  • Cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea on board
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Exclusions for Victoria Whale Watch Tour

  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking

Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand. If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact your local tour operator (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour

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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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  • An enjoyable tour but despite the best efforts of the crew saw limited wildlife one humpback whale and some seals but that is just the luck of draw whether the wildlife is at the locations where the boat can get to in the time available. Boat was comfortable and good facilities. Overall the tour was very well organised. On-board wildlife experts provided lots of insight but could only give limited commentary due to the lack of wildlife that we spotted.

  • I gave this whale watching trip as a gift to my nice visiting with her boyfriend and two teenager from Germany. They were amazed about their experience! They saw Orcas, A humpback Whale, Seals. It was an unforgetable trip with long lasting memories.

  • Absolutely worthwhile expierence... a once-in-a-lifetime moment to see Orcas in their natural habitat. We had a wonderful biologist narrator who provided a lot of educational information and guidance. The boat was very rocky when it was stopped for observing the orcas. Once they are spotted, all the tour companies notify each other so your distance away may be near or far depending on how many other boats are around you. We had maybe 20 other boats around us. With a really good lens, you can take great shots! However you have to contend with the waves that rock the boat from side to side. If you get sea sick I would not suggest tours like this! We also went to a different spot to observe a First Nations island that was home to a lot of sea lions and a peregrin falcon. That was also really awesome to see. Overall, a great experience and worth the cost!

  • This was an enjoyable experience with the crew, but so sad we saw zero Orcas.

  • We thoroughly enjoyed this tour .Booked online it was cheaper than the ships tours most of which were sold out .We caught a taxi to meet the tour.although the office was only a 15 minute walk it was Canada celebrations so the streets were busy.It was great to see the orcas.

  • Excellent tour and I was relieved not to get travel sick. It does get quite cold on board but they had plenty of big coats that you could use. Saw plenty of Whales and they did their best to get you as close as possible. A couple of guides on board that gave you info on the whales and on the way home there was a talk on whales which you could listen to. Would definitely recommend

  • Fantastic time well worth the money.

  • Great ppl and humpback whales!

  • Nothing went wrong with the tour, as we didn't take it. Viator sent me a voucher and a confirmation number, but when we arrived, Viator did not book us with Spring Tide Whale Watching Tours as our voucher said. Thank goodness the company booked us on another tour, at the same time and cost, but we had to change locations, etc. Very unprofessional of Viator and embarrassing for us.

  • We had a great time. We only seen 1 whale, but that's not their fault.

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USD 78.59