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  2. Vancouver Island
  3. Victoria, British Columbia

Whale Watching Tour in Victoria, BC

Product ID: 4915
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The waters of Victoria BC are home to three of the major Pods (groups) of Killer Whales. This tour presented by pioneers in the field will offer the unique experience of observing these magnificent mammals in their natural environment.
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
  • Observe Killer Whales in their natural environment in the comfort of smooth and stable 40 passenger catamarans.
  • Veteran Captains and Certified naturalists insure a positive and educational experience
  • Indoor and outdoor seating offers excellent unobstructed views for travelers of all ages.
  • Discover the wonders of the Salish Sea
  • Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales
Full description
The waters of Victoria BC are home to three of the major Pods (groups) of Killer Whales. This tour presented by pioneers in the field will offer the unique experience of observing these magnificent mammals in their natural environment.

The area's resident Killer Whales spend much of their time around Victoria and San Juan Island feeding on the natural abundance of salmon, one of their principal diet sources. The extensive spotting network and years of experience in locating the whales ensures a very high success rate for tours. The area of operations in the water surrounding Southern Vancouver Island, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands is the home of pods "J", "K", and "L" numbering approximately 90 whales in total. Your crew is waiting to introduce you to these magnificent mammals and share with you the myriad of other natural wonders abundant in this pristine marine environment.

The Salish Sea, the water off Victoria, is home to an abundance of marine wildlife. During the tour, explore various feeding areas that attract whales to local waters. You'll have the opportunity to see orcas and humpback whales in their natural habitat. Other possible encounters include mike and gray whales. The Salish Sea is also home to seals, sea lions, porpoise, otters, and many more sea animals. Let five-star whale watching introduce you to the wonders of the Salish Sea.
Includes
  • 3-hour cruise
  • Hot chocolate & coffee
  • Use of jackets
  • Taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tours depart at 645 Humboldt Street located on the side of the Fairmont Empress Hotel next to Miniature World. Please be there 30 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Tours are open for people of any age, this tour is not suitable for someone in a wheel chair, with stability issues or known back problems. Sea conditions can change and become rough on the water.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 14 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Five Star Whale Watching

Product ID: 4915