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"Cushy" Whale watching

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"Cushy" Whale watching

Does anyone know of a whale watching tour that does not use kodiak-type boats? I would like to go with my parents but I am not sure they would enjoy the kodiak experience as much as they would a boat they can get up and walk around. A toilet is a must as well for a 3-4 hr ride. If it were up to me, I'd be on the zodiak if not a kayak!

We will be on Vancouver Island June 9th-10th, and are staying in Victoria, so could potentially drive to Sidney or even Nanaimo for the trip. Would like to maximize water time and whale spotting time too :)

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.

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1. Re: "Cushy" Whale watching

The Prince of Whales is one of the most popular companies that I know of, and it offers the OCEAN MAGIC CRUISER TOUR. You can "move freely between the open air outdoor decks and interior heated cabins while enjoying beverage service and the comfort of on-board washrooms. The vessels are equipped with hydrophones to hear the whale vocalization."


Spring Tide also offers a tour on a 61′ Ocean Cruiser. It too has an outside deck and heated interior, as well as washroom facilities.


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2. Re: "Cushy" Whale watching

I would recommend Orca Spirit for a covered boat tour. While I like the Ocean Magic, it can get chilly on board as there is no enclosed area. As for Spring Tide, the boat is not that easy to navigate and walk around.

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