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Summer Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

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    View killer whales, humpback whales and other wildlife in Victoria, B.C. on this guided, 3-hour, small-group whale-watching tour. Climb aboard one of the best whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species.

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    • BC Whale Tours, 1234 Wharf St Waterfront, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9 Canada
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We joined BC Whale Tours yesterday for their 2pm whale watching trip. Right from the start we were welcomed with smiles and enthusiasm. Our group consisted of 2 adults and 5 teens. We were on the 12 passenger boat Orca with Captain Mark. He suited...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KSHCMC6
    BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we do appreciate it. It sounds like you had an amazing trip with Captain Mark and that he was able to share his knowledge and passion for the wildlife with you! Thanks...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Captain Gordon was knowledgeable and fun. We saw 2 Humpbacks breach several times. The waters were a bit rough that afternoon, so we were very happy we chose the LUNA boat and were able to take photos outside, but then stay warm inside while the...More

    Thank Anitamac33
    BCWhaleTours, Office Supervisor at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Anitamac33, thank you for writing such a great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour on BC Luna and were able to nice and warm during your trip :) We will be sure to pass along your kind comments to Captain Gordon! Thank...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    So amazing we got so close to the whales didn’t even need binoculars. I had been to a similar place earlier in the week whale watching and it was no where near as good. Our guide Gordon (your welcome Gordon for the scotch) was very...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lalajones43
    BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Lalajones43, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad that you had a wonderful time out on the water and were able to get a great view of the whales! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Captain Gordon....More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Very friendly staff. Grand did the tour great experienced guy. For one hour we were following a group humpback whales. Many pictures. Knowledgeable staff, great information. Experience of a life time. Tnx

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Cor K
    BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for the kind words Cor! It's sounds like you had an amazing experience with the Humpbacks and Captain Grant - he is certainly knowledgeable and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Victoria

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    BC whale watching may not be the biggest company in the harbour but they are definitely the BEST!!! Great customer service, fantastic skippers who have a huge amount of experience and passion for the whales welfare. We managed to find a pod of humpback whales...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Matthew L
    BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you Matthew for taking the time to give us an amazing 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time with some humpbacks and that the skipper was able to perfectly position you for the best viewing! We look...More

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    29 July 2019|
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    Response from Judy Y | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, most of the vehicles have an enclosed area.
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    Nancy K
    29 August 2018|
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    Response from ScottD3030 | Reviewed this property |
    Worth checking the sighting reports on the website for BC whale watching tours as this will highlight what they are seeing every day. However as with any wildlife experience, nothing can ever be truly guaranteed.
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    Nancy K
    29 August 2018|
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    Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
    I’m unsure, but we didn’t get to see any ourselves. They travel in pods and so, it depends where they’re feeding. We booked BC Tours as their boats are fast and small so you cover more ground and get closer.
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