1. Canada
  2. Vancouver Island
  3. Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour on Covered Boat

Product ID: 184388
Join us aboard a covered vessel tour lead by marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island's marine wildlife is unequaled. You can look for humpback whales, resident and transient orcas and other magnificent marine wildlife.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sail the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island
  • Learn about the vast west coast wildlife including: resident and transient orcas, humpback whales, seals, eagles, and sea lions
  • Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and both indoor and outdoor viewing areas
Full description
After meeting at the pier or being collected from your Victoria hotel or accommodation, you will begin your carbon neutral tour led by certified marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. Come aboard to experience the wild!

All tours are three hours in length and peak whale watching season is April through October. In this peak season, there is a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpbacks, minke, and gray whales. Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, otters and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Whilst onboard the boat you will also be offered complimentary coffee and tea, onboard bathrooms, certified marine naturalists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas.

In the event of an unlucky tour, you will be invited to join again for a complimentary second whale watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.
Includes
  • 3-hour whale watching tour
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from downtown Victoria hotels
  • Complimentary hot beverages
  • Marine naturalist guides
  • Whale guarantee
  • 2 wildlife conservation fee going to the Pacific Salmon Foundation for the restoration of the wild coho and chinook salmon population in the Salish Sea

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

146 Kingston Street, marina level of the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

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Important information
Know before you go
• Remember to dress warmly as it is always cool out on the water
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From £80.58 £64.46 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 123 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great whale watching experience in Victoria BC

We went on this tour in October and saw a number of humpback whales and large numbers of two types of Sea Lions. The naturalist taking the tour, Leah, was knowledgeable, was able to identify the individual whales that we saw, and provided information about the all the different species including the birds we could see. Above all she was friendly, approachable and clearly loved her job and enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the wildlife with us. The type of boat (covered with an upstairs viewing platform) was perfect for this type of activity and guests could shelter from the elements as we moved from spot to spot.

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October 19, 2019

Comfortable boat, knowledgeable staff, overall great experience!

Comfortable boat with options to sit inside and out, not overly booked so enough room to move around. The staff was pleasant and informing, clearly quite knowledgeable. Because it is a bigger boat, you get less close to the animals than in e.g. a zodiac. But bring a good camera or binoculars and you'll still get to see as much as the others :-)

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July 28, 2019

Great crew.

October 16, 2019

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