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From Victoria: Whale Watching 3-Hour Trip on Covered Boat

From Victoria: Whale Watching 3-Hour Trip on Covered Boat

From US$ 121.52 per person

Hop onboard a covered boat for a cruise led by marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island's wildlife are unequaled. Look for humpback whales, orcas, and other marine animals.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • 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

Join certified marine naturalists on a cruise from Victoria to spot whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpbacks, minke, and gray whales. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and relax with guaranteed whale sightings and a conservation fee included in the tour price.

After meeting at the pier, begin your carbon-neutral tour led by certified marine naturalists who will share their knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife with you. Whilst on the boat, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, onboard bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas.

 You may also encounter Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, otters, and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. 

Make the best of peak whale watching season in Victoria which runs from April through October. 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.

  • Whale-watching tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Victoria
  • Hot drinks
  • Marine guides
  • Whale sighting guarantee
  • Conservation fee

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Marina Level behind the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA.

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    Important information

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    • Remember to dress warmly as it is always cool out on the water
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 178 reviews

    Review summary

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    We were fortunate to see Orcas and Humpbacks, along with Sea Lions, Seals and Sea Otters. in your advertising you should probably place more emphasis on the fact that people should bring warm clothing that they can put on...with a strong wind, fog and rough seas (spray) it can be very brisk

    August 21, 2022

    As we were traveling with younger children we booked a covered boat tour. We could stand outside or sit inside with free coffee and tea. The crew was very welcoming and explained a lot and answered questions. The whales were also kind to and and showed themselves right next to our boat. That's a matter of luck, of course, but we had the feeling that the captain also knew where he had to go. We can highly recommend it. A portion of the proceeds goes to good causes.

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    August 17, 2022

    Great boat trip with the best summer weather at the end of July (but take something to wear, outside in the bay and it gets cooler quickly during the trip). We saw many whales that day with Jack as our tour guide, who himself often came up to the upper deck to take photos (we must have had a particularly good day with clear blue skies).

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    August 1, 2022

    Product ID: 184388