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    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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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We went on the larger boat for whale watching, and though it took some time to find whales, the crew kept in touch with other whale watching tours in order to find where the animals were. We ended up seeing three humpback whales and were...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kaitlynadm
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    These guys know what they're doing! From ticket purchase to docking after the tour we were all handled with such professionalism and real friendliness. You can tell these folks love their job! Their boat is also perfect for whale watching. Small enough to maneuver on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DestinationEnjoy
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I wasn't sure what to expect for whale watching. I thought it might be a glorified boat ride, with a chance of whales. It was actually an awesome time! Saw Orca's, a humpback, propoises, seals and sea lions. There was also lots of interesting info...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank harrisonwh
    SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hi harrisonwh, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. That is amazing that you saw two whale species (Humpbacks and Orcas). We love it when that happens! We are so happy that we exceeded your expectations. We are very proud of...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Springtide Whale Watching offered a smaller boat than we've been on with other whale watching excursions, but it was perfectly equipped for a few hours of whale watching/searching. The boat has viewing decks on the front, top & back plus a covered indoor area perfect...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Toowoombatourist
    SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Toowoombatourist, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. That is so wonderful that you saw a family of Transient Orcas! These orcas are often travelling quietly which makes viewing them a serene and peaceful experience. I am glad you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Let me begin by saying that I am handicapped and usually use an electric scooter. I left the scooter in the Springtide office after my husband took me to the boat dock first. The staff on the boat were so nice -Emma, Ian and Aaron....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank SueAx57
    SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi SueAx57, Thank you for your lovely review and rating. We were very happy to accommodate your needs and we are glad you had so much fun going fast. The Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and Lighthouse is one of my favourite places to see. The...More

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    They have covered boats that I believe would be wheelchair accessible.
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