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Orca Spirit Adventures

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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company offering carbon neutral tours led by certified marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. Come aboard to experience the wild! Orca Spirit is Gold certified with Green Tourism Canada and continually look for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives. Three hours in length, April through October are the ideal whale watching months. In this peak season, we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient & resident orcas, humpback, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary whale watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the zodiac orca spirit tour at 11am last week. It was quite a disappointment due to a number of factors. The tour guide was friendly but once we spotted two humpback whales quite early in the trip it felt like the box...More

Thank Jesse B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great day out. We had low expectations but hoped we’d at least see some porpoise up close. We were blown away to actually see at least 3 or 4 Orca and a juvenile humpback. I personally really enjoyed seeing the sea lions fighting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a memorable experience to last a lifetime!!! Our pilot, Alex was very knowledgeable, safety conscious and entertaining!! Alex made our experience, THE EXPERIENCE!! It was a bit rough out with some fog but got to see 3 Humpback whales pretty close up! We did...More

Thank Glenn P
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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Glenn, Thank you for your kind words about Alex, I have passed along your message to him! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and had an awesome showcase of wildlife in the Salish Sea! Thank you again for choosing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put this was wonderful! They have a few types of watercraft to choose from when booking and as this was the kids first time out on the ocean we chose the bigger vessel. Informative naturalists and guides kept us up to date throughout the...More

Thank Sheila B
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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sheila, It sounds like you had an great time on board one of our covered vessel tours! They are an excellent option for families with young kids so that they can be inside or outside, depending on preference. If you are looking for photos...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only disappointment of what was an amazing holiday in British Columbia with my family to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had booked this trip a month in advance and our fantastic holiday company followed the booking up with an email to...More

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to review your whale watching experience with us, we value your comments and feedback. We are sorry to hear that your whale watching experience was anything less than that what you had anticipated going into the tour....More

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susanmoorhouse152
13 January 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
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Caitlinelisem412
10 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
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Steve C
30 November 2016|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
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