Water activity

From Victoria: Whale Watching 3-Hour Trip on Covered Boat

Water activity

From Victoria: Whale Watching 3-Hour Trip on Covered Boat

From US$ 121.50 per person

Hop onboard a covered boat for a cruise led by marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island's wildlife are unequaled. Look for humpback whales, orcas, and other marine animals.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Sail the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island
  • Learn about the vast west coast wildlife including: resident and transient orcas, humpback whales, seals, eagles, and sea lions
  • Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and both indoor and outdoor viewing areas
Full description

Join certified marine naturalists on a cruise from Victoria to spot whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpbacks, minke, and gray whales. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and relax with guaranteed whale sightings and a conservation fee included in the tour price.

After meeting at the pier, begin your carbon-neutral tour led by certified marine naturalists who will share their knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife with you. Whilst on the boat, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, onboard bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas.

 You may also encounter Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, otters, and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. 

Make the best of peak whale watching season in Victoria which runs from April through October. In the event of an unlucky tour, you will be invited to join again for a complimentary second whale-watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.

  • Whale-watching tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Victoria
  • Hot drinks
  • Marine guides
  • Whale sighting guarantee
  • Conservation fee

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Marina Level behind the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA.

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    Important information

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    • Remember to dress warmly as it is always cool out on the water
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 178 reviews

    Review summary

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    We were fortunate to see Orcas and Humpbacks, along with Sea Lions, Seals and Sea Otters. in your advertising you should probably place more emphasis on the fact that people should bring warm clothing that they can put on...with a strong wind, fog and rough seas (spray) it can be very brisk

    March 26, 2023

    Captain Evan made every effort for to ensure that we were able to experience the whales, which we certainly did. As well, he was willing to share his extensive knowledge with all of us and was open to answering all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone.

    March 26, 2023

    We went on this tour in October and saw a number of humpback whales and large numbers of two types of Sea Lions. The naturalist taking the tour, Leah, was knowledgeable, was able to identify the individual whales that we saw, and provided information about the all the different species including the birds we could see. Above all she was friendly, approachable and clearly loved her job and enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the wildlife with us. The type of boat (covered with an upstairs viewing platform) was perfect for this type of activity and guests could shelter from the elements as we moved from spot to spot.

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 184388