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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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Address: 1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-384-4444
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder....

WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds! Enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations. Or, join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs.SPORTFISH year round for Salmon & Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sporfisher.

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Fantastic Experience Whale watching in late November

Me and my friend went Whale watching with Captain Ian Roberts during the last week of November, and despite being typically out of season we were lucky to see plenty of orcas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friend went Whale watching with Captain Ian Roberts during the last week of November, and despite being typically out of season we were lucky to see plenty of orcas, humpback whales and the playful porpoises. Ian's knowledge was fantastic and his genuine enthusiasm for his work was noticable from the very start. The whole booking process from... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear woolr3103, Thank you so much for your review of SpringTide on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your Marine Wildlife Tour with us. November has been a fantastic month for wildlife and it sounds like your trip was no exception. Seeing Humpback Whales alone is very exciting but to also see Killer Whales and Porpoise is just... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Victoria in November. We saw orcas, seals and a humpback whale. We had a great day with a funny and awesome team.

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear quill95, Thanks for joining us and thanks for the review. Sounds like you were super lucky this month to see Humpback Whales, Killer Whales AND more! We're delighted you had such a blast. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best experiences I've ever had while travelling! A big reason that I loved going whale watching was our guide. Greg's enthusiasm, sense of humor and knowledge made our day on the ocean so enjoyable I didn't want it to end. I know that spotting wildlife is in part due to luck, but Greg definitely knew... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear pamh201, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of Greg and SpringTide! We are so glad we surpassed your expectations of the tour. By the sounds of it you experienced the best of what this coast has to offer. Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Seals, Sea Lions and Eagles... WOW Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your... More 

Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out on a zodiac Tour with capitain Marc! It was all well-organized. They made sure we wore enough clothes to keep us warm on the water in november and gave us extra jackets to wear. And eventhough the real whale watching season has finished, we got to see multiple whales thanks to our great capitain! I could definitely recommed... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear maaikes87, Thank you for your review of SpringTide. It sounds like you had a blast with Captain Mark! As you found out, it does get chilly on the water at this time of year. But if you dress in layers, like we suggested, you will end up having a blast seeing everything from Seals & Sea Lions to Humpback... More 

Olds, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a wonderful afternoon out on the zodiac with Ian as our captain and expert on marine life. It was an exciting ride and great fun. Ian went out of his way for us to see the humpback whales and it was fun to see, feel and experience his excitement as well as ours! I would recommend "Springtide" to... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear la6359, Thank you for your kind comments of Ian, Susie and I. We are all very appreciative and are glad that your experience from start to finish was a great one. Ian sure is a great guide and Captain. He goes above and beyond on every single trip to leave our guests with memories to last a lifetime. Thanks... More 

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Did the zodiac tour with Greg yesterday afternoon - what a fantastic trip! Everything was run very professionally, right from our time in the office to our safety briefing at the boat. Greg filled us in on the local bioregion and fauna, showing us dozens of hauled out seals and different types of cormorants before we pretty quickly encountered two... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Wow Janet W, Thank you so much for your kind comments about SpringTide and our amazing crew. We agree, Greg is a great guide and we are lucky to have him as part of our team. It is so nice to hear that you learned so much on your Zodiac trip with us. It makes it even more special knowing... More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went out on a zodiac with Captain Greg, who was extremely attentive and knowledgeable, routinely checking in with all of us and giving lots of information. We came across humpback whales quite soon, and after a while left to go find orcas - which we eventually did! We spent lots of time with them, and it was a great experience... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear RowenHG, Thank you for the detailed review and the kind comments about Greg and SpringTide. Greg is a great guide and is no stranger to amazing reviews from our guests. We are very lucky to have him as part of the SpringTide crew. Not only did you see Killer Whales but you also saw Humpback Whales too - sounds... More 

Yea, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a great ride out on a zodiac with Greg. I would recommend the zodiac for anyone who is able because we could go further to see whales and seemed to be more flexible than the bigger boats were. It was also very exciting to be zipping over the waves and the water was beautiful. We saw 5 humpbacks... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Annette C, Thank you for taking the time to review SpringTide Whale Watching on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear you had so much fun with Greg on our high speed, open boat. I am not surprised you had such a good time. You didn't just have an awesome Guide but you also saw 5 Humpbacks and had... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We spent a beautiful sunny October morning on the ocean and we saw humpback whales and several pods of Orcas. Absolutely amazing! Captain Ian and the crew, especially Greg and Charlie were wonderful!

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear candpl, Thank you for your review. By the sounds of it you joined us aboard Marauder IV, our 61ft Ocean Cruiser. She is a great boat for Whale Watching and as you found out she also has a great crew! Seeing one type of Cetacean on a trip is awesome but to see Humpback Whales and Killer Whales all... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went out on a Zodiac boat with Greg. It was a neat day, sunshine and good temperatures. At the beginning it was calm and we enjoyed our ride on the boat. Greg told us a bit about the geological history of the area around which was interesting because I am foreign and I therefore don't really a lot about... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Sianast92, Thank you so much for your review. You are right, you can't predict nature but by the sounds of it the Humpback Whales were a highlight on the trip. These gentle giants pass through our waters at this time of year filling up on food before heading South to Hawaii to breed. We are so happy we could... More 

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