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Victoria Whale Watch Tour provided by SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 01/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Guests will be greeted on arrival at the check in office and staff will answer any questions that arise. They will then administer a short questionnaire confirming all Health BC safety protocols are met.
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Updated 01/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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Departure Point
1119 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional naturalists and biologists on board each trip
  • 3 hour tour departing downtown Victoria
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • $3 Wildlife Conservation Fee plus 5% GST
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand
  • If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact SpringTide (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour
  • This vessel is not wheelchair accessible, but we have had guests with collapsible chairs and limited mobility join the tour
  • Please note that check-in office has no secure storage for personal possessions
  • Suitable footwear (flat sole, closed toe) and at least 1 extra layer of clothing recommended. Ocean air often feels 10-15 degrees cooler than experienced in the city
  • Please inform SpringTide if any child 23 months or younger is part of your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 84 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Deb Kühl wrote a review Nov 2020
Ladysmith, Canada3 contributions
This was definitely a highlight of our family adventures this year. Captain Ian knew exactly where to go to find the humpbacks, sea lions, and even some gorgeous orcas. We were treated to an incredible show of nature! Our host- naturalist & marine biologist Izzy was super
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from springtidewhalewatcm, Manager at Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2020
Thank you Deb, It was a pleasure seeing you and your family on board. We all shared in a great afternoon and a memorable tour. We never get tired of the natural beauty that can be found here so close to Victoria. You joined us a a wonderful time of year to view the humpback whales. At other times of the year other species come to the fore. This ever changing cast of characters is what keeps these tours special all year round. Thanks again.
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Westcoast Chick wrote a review Nov 2020
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
We went out on the covered boat not sure what to expect. Well let me say this was life changing! We saw WAY more whales then we expected and just LOVED the information that our naturalist, Heather, shared. She was just as excited as we were and had a really fun way of explaining
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from springtidewhalewatcm, Manager at Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2020
Thank you for the great review! I am always so happy when others share the feeling that this can change your whole view of life. It is magical when we are lucky enough to experience these awesome wild animals within the rugged beauty of the Salish Sea. Our vessel the Marauder IV provides a comfortable platform to become immersed in the this wild marine world and as you saw the crew are excellent. In these times when we face more restrictions in day to day life it is a special moment to be able to safely step outside and take a moment to breathe some fresh air. We would love to see you again. Each time is always new and special.
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Josie K B wrote a review Nov 2020
Victoria, Canada6 contributions
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My friend and I enjoyed an amazing whale watch on October 31, 2020. Our naturalist, Heather, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Captain Ian made sure the boat was well-positioned so we had the best views of the whales. And there was SO much wildlife that day! We saw at least
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Meander820157, Manager at Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for the great review .It is a wonderful part of the world where we are. It's always a privilege to be surrounded by such wild beauty. We are very happy you felt the same.
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Karen F wrote a review Sep 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba129 contributions47 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this adventure. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The policies for Covid are in place, with social distancing and masks. When we spotted some whales we were given lots of time to view them and to take videos/photos. Be sure to dress warmly, even on
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Responded 28 Sep 2020
Hello, karenfL6003MS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review! Even with the sun shining it's easy to forget the ocean can be much colder - having those extra layers on board is a real life saver. I'm so happy our Captain and Crew were able to help you have such a great time with the animals, as well feeling safe with our new protocols. Thank you so much and we look forward to taking you on your next adventure! Cheers, Morgan
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Remi Tom wrote a review Sep 2020
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We picked the company at random! We picked Right! 😁 The guides are very informative and the boat was powerfully sea worthy.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Responded 28 Sep 2020
Thank you Tlaoqui! We appreciate the kind words - I'm glad the power of the universe (or internet!) brought us together creating a great time on the water :) Cheers, Morgan
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Fantastic beyond our expectations
The staff were all kind, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.They made our trip and we will remember our experience
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Highlight of Vancouver Island
Group of 5 friends who made last minute decision to do a Whale watching trip, after thinking all were closed for th
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Amazing Christmas Eve trip!
Couldn't recommend this tour more! Even though it was late in the season we saw humpbacks really close to the boat
Scorp113
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Amazing Christmas Eve Experience!
We left Victoria Harbour at about 1pm with Springtide. Captain Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about the surroundi
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Great experience seeing Orcas!
This was an amazing experience with an amazing guide. I was definitely pumped that they were still doing tours in N
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Spring Tide Whale Watching
Who knew Orcas lived so long, thanks for the great marine lesson on Orcas Captain Ian Robert's. Also, thank you fo
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What an amazing experience, being surrounded by 15 humpback whales!
What an amazing experience! Because it was the low season in terms of tourists, we had the zodiac to ourselves! We
Roving78857
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Amazing whale watching trip
The captain took just three of us out in the zodiac despite the rain. He was very knowledgeable and an amazing gui
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The best whale watching tour
We booked 2 hours before and having a doubt that will we see any whale in this season. Turn out, we see a group of
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Humpback delight
A sunny October day. We were not too sure to do a trip that late in the year. However, turned out to be one of the
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One humpback in calm seas, and several orca in some swells and rain
had a great time we saw one of the humpback whales gave a good view or two of its tail, then we rushed out into the
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Excellent whale watching trip
We spent a great 3 hours on a Springtide boat a couple of days ago with Heather & Emma as our guides. We were luck
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Unforgettable Experience
We had an amazing tour with Springtide. To add to the thrill of travelling on the water on a Zodiac, our skipper L
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An exceptional experience
As soon as we walked into the office we knew we were going to have an amazing day. All the staff we came into conta
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Very Very Disappointing
We booked to go whale watching with Springtide on the Vodiac for a bit of excitement. If we didn’t see whales we wo
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