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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Location Victoria
Departure Seasonal
Type
From €76.61 per person
Departure Date
Seasonal

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Informations

Inclusions
  • Professional naturalists and biologists on board each trip
  • Cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand. If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact your local tour operator (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour


Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by ngarment , November 2016

Excellent tour and I was relieved not to get travel sick. It does get quite cold on board but they had plenty of big coats that you could use. Saw plenty of Whales and they did their best to get you as close as possible. A couple of guides on board that gave you info on the whales and on the way home there was a talk on whales which you could listen to. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Lwe1 , November 2016

Fantastic time well worth the money.

Reviewed by Sofia A , October 2016

Great ppl and humpback whales!

Reviewed by Donna M , September 2016

Very nice trip, saw lots of whales, sea lions and the boat was very nice. Weather ended up being perfect! The staff was very friendly and helpful in finding the whales. Would go with company again.

Reviewed by Clare O , August 2016

Very efficient friendly company. We were looked after on the boat. Saw some whales. Student Biologists? On boat were very helpful and attentive. Boat not over crowded so all felt they had personal attention. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Janice W , August 2016

The staff were great on our Whale tour we saw Killer Whales and a Humpback whale
would recommend

Reviewed by carolina p , August 2016

It was amazing. The people in the office and in the boat were really kind.
We saw killer whales and hunchback whales too.
We went last week of July and the weather was perfect.
Great memories. !!

Reviewed by Sharon M , August 2016

We had a great day the people were awesome they tried so hard to find the Orca's for us and they did, very professional the boat we went on very comfortable and good for viewing. Highly recommend this company.

Reviewed by Linda B , August 2016

The whale watching tour was awesome. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We saw humpbacks and orcas. All in all an excellent excursion that I would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Margaret A R , July 2016

Very good. Saw lots of whales. Good narration. Go to office first before going to boat. You need to walk a ways to get to the boat on the Harbor front.