Victoria Whale Watch Tour - Vancouver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
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  • Departure Details :
    1119 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4, Canada
  • 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.

Overview

See the majestic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean on a 3 hour Ocean Cruiser Whale Watching Tour starting from downtown Victoria.
The 61-foot Ocean CruiserMarauder IVis fast, quiet, stable and comfortable.Sit inside, outside, or on the top deck with the Captain the viewing options are all terrific!Especially unique are side decks running the whole length of the boat lots of room to move, view and take that perfect picture.Free hot drinks and a spacious bathroom make this 84-passenger boat suitable for all ages and abilities.
Your expert naturalist guide is on board to ensure a memorable and educational experience. Sit back and enjoy ournarration about wildlife and the natural history of the Vancouver Island Coast.Keep on the lookout for whales andother marine life like elephant seals, harbour seals, sea lions and marine birds!

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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.

Inclusions

Professional naturalists and biologists on board each trip

3 hour tour departing downtown Victoria

Cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea on board

Exclusions

Gratuity (optional)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

$3 Wildlife Conservation Fee plus 5% GST

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 SpringTide (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour

This vessel is not wheelchair accessible

Please note that check-in office has is no secure storage for personal possessions

Suitable footwear (flat sole, closed toe) and at least 1 extra layer of clothing recommended. Ocean air often feels 10-15 degrees cooler than experienced in the city

Please inform SpringTIde if any child 23 months or younger is part of your group

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Oct-2017

    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.

  • 03-Sep-2017

    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.

  • 25-Aug-2017

    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!

  • 18-Aug-2017

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

  • 16-Jul-2017

    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.

  • 28-Nov-2016

    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

  • 01-Nov-2016

    Fantastic time well worth the money.

  • 30-Oct-2016

    Great ppl and humpback whales!

  • 08-Oct-2016

    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.

  • 15-Sep-2016

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

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