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Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

From US$ 128.64 per person

Experience memories that last a lifetime on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Victoria, Canada. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art zodiac boat to observe the vast wildlife of the Salish Sea, feeling the spirit of the wild of British Columbia.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the vast west coast wildlife
  • Take an exhilarating ride on board a 12-passenger zodiac vessel along one of the world's most breath-taking coastlines
  • Experience the wilderness of the Pacific Ocean up-close
Full description

Experience the awe and inspiration of seeing whales in their natural environment on this unique whale-watching excursion from Victoria. Cruise along in an open zodiac boat on the Salish Sea, and get the chance to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales, as well as porpoises and seals.

After being collected from your downtown accommodation in a comfortable shuttle bus, you will venture down to the harbor where you will meet with your boat. After meeting your guides for the day, you will then depart from Victoria, setting off on your 3-hour whale-watching tour. Between April and October, you will have a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales. Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, and otters and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. The zodiac vessels used on your tour are definitely recommended for the wild-at-heart. You can let the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west-coast elements in an open-style, 12-passenger vessel. At the conclusion of your exhilarating tour, you will be returned back to the harbor, at which point you will be driven back to your accommodation in downtown Victoria.

Includes
  • Whale-watching tour
  • Certified marine naturalist Zodiac driver
  • Full flotation cruiser suits
  • Dry storage under seat or storage in the office during the tour
  • Hydrophones to listen to whale calls as they communicate in the water below
  • Whale watching guarantee
  • Food and drinks (light snacks are available to purchase in the office)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the dock level of 950 Wharf Street.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Food and drinks are available to purchase in the office
  • Bags can be stored in the office or in the dry storage boxes under your seat
  • This company is Gold certified with Green Tourism Canada, and continually looks for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives
  • Remember to dress warm as it is always cool on the water
  • This tour is unfortunately not available for guests under the age of 6, pregnant women, and those with pre-existing injuries and/or health conditions
  • In the event that you are unable to see a whale on your tour, you will be offered a second complimentary whale watching tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 211 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This was the most amazing experience EVER. We went as a group of 4. We were all kitted out with body length wetsuits. Please don’t wear flip flops like I did as my toes nearly fell off with frostbite lol. We see a huge whale that went under the boat and played around for a while. We then seen some sea lions and a bald eagle. Our guide was fantastic and so enthusiastic.

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October 28, 2022

The whale watching tour and company was fantastic. No issues with going through a third party. The contact section in the app does not get through to the actual guide company, so go through the company’s website for any further inquiries. Get your guide customer service is unfortunately not helpful or knowledgeable to assist with specific questions (very friendly, however).

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October 16, 2022

Vriendelijke mensen/ kapitein. Helaas, geen walvissen gezien, dit maakte 3uur op een zodiak wel lang. Ik heb geen spijt van de tour, maar denk niet dat ik het opnieuw zou doen. tip, doe waterdichte kleding aan, want je wordt erg nat. het pak dat je aan moet doen is niet waterdicht.

September 15, 2022

Product ID: 184400