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

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

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From US$ 110.22 per person

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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.

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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

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.

  • 3-hour whale watching tour
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from downtown Victoria hotels
  • Complimentary hot beverages
  • Marine naturalist guides
  • Whale guarantee
  • 4 wildlife conservation fee for 4 different no-profit organizations that help marine animals in the Salish Sea
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • 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

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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 173 reviews

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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