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Victoria, BC: 3-Hour Ultimate Whale & Marine Wildlife Tour

4.9 / 5

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Victoria, BC: 3-Hour Ultimate Whale & Marine Wildlife Tour

From US$ 98.04 per person

Enjoy a 3-hour ultimate whale and marine wildlife watching tour in the Salish Sea! Sit back and relax aboard a luxurious coastal explorer as you search for killer whales, humpbacks and other wildlife with the help of marine biologists.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Set sail and search for orcas and killer whales
  • Learn about local marine wildlife from marine biologists
  • Relax aboard a luxurious coastal explorer
  • Benefit from excellent unobstructed views with in- and outdoor viewing areas
Full description
The waters off Victoria, British Columbia are known as the Salish Sea. Discover its wonders and rich marine environment with this ultimate whale and marine wildlife tour! Board a brand new high speed coastal explorer boat and set sail to look for orcas (also known as killer whales), humpbacks, harbor seals, California sea lions and over 127 species of marine birds!  Take a tour of the west coast aboard a luxurious coastal explorer, with two outside viewing areas and a fully heated cabin. Enjoy complimentary coffee and hot chocolate as you set off on an adventure to learn all about the local marine wildlife and important landmarks. From playful orcas to giant humpbacks, your experience is sure to be memorable. Discover the marine wildlife in the waters off Victoria with the help of marine biologists and learn about efforts to establish Victoria as a world renowned whale watching destination. 
  • 3-hour whale and marine wildlife tour
  • Hot chocolate
  • Use of jackets
  • Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 2 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for infants and people with back or knee injuries
  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Amazing Tour - Exceeded all our expectations

We took the afternoon Tour and saw an amazing number of animals: eagles, seals, otters, sea lions and we were lucky to see a lot of whales. High speed boat, quit comfortabele, we were with only 8 people. Our guide was a marine biologist with lots of expertise who Made our Tour even more enjoyable. I highly recommand this Tour, it is truly unforgettable!!

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July 15, 2019

We saw lots of whales and enjoyed the knowledge and friendly staff.

August 5, 2019


July 24, 2019

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Product ID: 178260