From Victoria: Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion
- Duration: 3 hours
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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.
A definitely must do! Orca Spirit adventure was amazing! We saw lots of animals, we were lucky finding our first humpback whale in the first 15-20 minutes of our trip. Our guide Ed was amazing, funny and knowledgeable. I was a bit worried about waves, but you simply cannot feel it in this powerful boat! I will definitely go back and do it again!
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 :-)
Good whale watching and seal experience only criticism was the boat very full. The staff on the boat were very knowledgable regarding the sea life.Also trip allowed a good time in Victoria which was a bonus before flying back to Vancouver.
We saw 5 humpbacks at the same time, even though the weather was very rainy. The suits they give you help a big deal staying warm and dry. After 3.5 hours in the rain my clothes were completely dry