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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

27 Reviews

  • Location: Victoria, Canada
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3530WHALE

See the majestic wildlife of the northern Pacific Ocean on a whale-watching cruise from Victoria. On board a comfortable boat, you'll spot orcas, humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales with the help of an expert naturalist guide, who is on board to make sure you have a memorable and educational experience. You'll also see other marine life like elephant seals, harbor seals and sea lions, plus admire views of Vancouver Island's beautiful scenery from the water.

Head to the Victoria wharf to board your 61-foot (19-meter) motor yacht, the Marauder IV, which holds up to 84 passengers and features comfortable seating and a smooth, quiet ride. Meet your naturalist guide and head out from the harbor, cruising into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the body of water separating Canada's Vancouver Island from the United States.

As you cruise, your guide will help you spot the variety of whales that live in these Pacific waters, including orcas, gray whales, humpback whales and minke whales. Keep your eyes open for other marine life, too, like sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals and sea birds. You may even catch sight of a bald eagle.

During your journey, listen to your guide's informative, expert commentary about the biological and ecological features of the whales and their ocean environment. If you have any questions, ask away! And if the conditions are right, the boat's hydrophones can pick up and amplify the beautiful sounds of the orcas as they communicate with each other, giving you the amazing opportunity to hear the song of the whales.

If you get chilly, head inside the spacious heated cabin and warm up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. You can keep watching for whales through the windows.

Your tour ends with return to the wharf.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Wharf Street, Victoria

Departure Time:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to the original departure point approximately 3 hours after departure

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10am Departure
Code: SC01000

Departs at 10am

USD $85.33
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2pm Departure
Code: SC1400

Departs at 2pm

USD $85.33
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea on board
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Pat P, June 2016

Professional staff and very accommodating. The boat was top notch and they tried everything to make the whales appear this day but no luck. We did see amazing wildlife in birds,seals, and otter. The naturalist on board gave a very interesting talk on the whales, birds and other wildlife. Came away with a greater appreciation of shore animals.

Reviewed by: Dkain726, September 2015

Great way to spend an afternoon. We saw Orcas and Humpbacks. However the whales were a little shy and didn't perform for us. Ahhh the way of nature! The crew was great- knowledgeable and friendly. Check in process was quick and easy. I would recommend these guys to anyone looking for a tour.

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