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Victoria Whale Watch Tour provided by SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

Victoria Whale Watch Tour
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
84
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    84
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3530WHALE
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional naturalists and biologists on board each trip
  • 3 hour tour departing downtown Victoria
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • $5 Wildlife Conservation Fee plus 5% GST
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 1119 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4, Canada Your check in office is located on Wharf Street (street leve)l, beside Bastion Square. Look for a 3 story, very pretty yellow historic building. Our entrance has a white hanging sign over the door and there is a 'sandwich board' on the sidewalk. Darcys Pub is right next door to us.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand
  • If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact SpringTide (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour
  • This vessel is not wheelchair accessible, but we have had guests with collapsible chairs and limited mobility join the tour
  • Please note that check-in office has no secure storage for personal possessions
  • Suitable footwear (flat sole, closed toe) and at least 1 extra layer of clothing recommended. Ocean air often feels 10-15 degrees cooler than experienced in the city
  • Please inform SpringTide if any child 23 months or younger is part of your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 84 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional naturalists and biologists on board each trip
  • 3 hour tour departing downtown Victoria
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • $5 Wildlife Conservation Fee plus 5% GST
Departure details
  • 1119 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4, Canada Your check in office is located on Wharf Street (street leve)l, beside Bastion Square. Look for a 3 story, very pretty yellow historic building. Our entrance has a white hanging sign over the door and there is a 'sandwich board' on the sidewalk. Darcys Pub is right next door to us.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand
  • If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact SpringTide (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour
  • This vessel is not wheelchair accessible, but we have had guests with collapsible chairs and limited mobility join the tour
  • Please note that check-in office has no secure storage for personal possessions
  • Suitable footwear (flat sole, closed toe) and at least 1 extra layer of clothing recommended. Ocean air often feels 10-15 degrees cooler than experienced in the city
  • Please inform SpringTide if any child 23 months or younger is part of your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 84 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 5, 2022
A note from Victoria Whale Watch Tour
Guests will be greeted on arrival at the check in office and staff will answer any questions that arise.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
147 reviews
Excellent
133
Very good
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Terrible
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Katie W
21 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had an absolutely amazing experience with SpringTide. Every one of their staff members were so friendly and helpful, we were smiling from start to finish. We were lucky enough to see Humpbacks, Orcas and even a Gray Whale! Not to mention all of the other amazing biodiversity that the area has to offer. What really made the experience special was the knowledge and excitement from the Captain and Crew, they really welcomed us into their world and helped us appreciate the magic of the Salish Sea. You cannot visit Victoria without going on a tour with SpringTide Whale Watching!
Written May 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danielle G
2 contributions
May 2022
What a wonderful experience with Springtide! It was our lucky day to witness 3 different species of whales on our chartered boat. We were warmly welcomed by our Captain Ian and Chief mate Yves. Our guides Heather and Morgan, as well as the volunteer guides, were informative and friendly, answering all of our questions with knowledge and passion. You can tell that they love what they do and the positivity was catching and radiated through the guests. I highly recommend this group. from planning with Joanne to the execution...it was fabulous!
Written May 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tara W
2 contributions
May 2022
We recently rented out the full boat for a corporate networking activity and it was perfect! When you work out the cost per person, it was great value. I highly recommend this company. Captain Ian was a hit, and that naturalists on board are very informative. Our group had a great time. Ask for Joanne - she's lovely to work with!
Written May 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jackie
Guelph, Canada2 contributions
May 2022
We looked around and went with Springtide as they had great reviews and are one of the original whale watching companies in Victoria. No regrets! Crew was very professional, helpful, and informative. The boat ride itself was enjoyable, the ocean is beautiful, and fun to see lots of wildlife and of course the killer whales.
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John R
Middle East28 contributions
May 2022
What an amazing experience! If you want to experience everything the Salish Sea has to offer, then SpringTide is the way to go! We had an absolutely wonderful Captian (Ian) and crew (Yves, Caitlyn, and Laura) who were incredibly attentive and informative during our trip. The best part was that we saw so much wildlife including seals, ocean birds, and WHALES!!! Not just one species of whale, but two including a pair of Humpback whales and a really rare Gray whale. We spent so long with both species of whale, following the Humpbacks as they swam near San Juan Island and then watching the Gray whale hang around in a sheltered cove at Discovery Island. We also got to see an abundance of Harbour Seals and a group of Stellar's Sea Lions (which make a deep growling noise). This was definitely the best experience we had visiting Victoria and we can't wait till we are able to go out again! The SpringTide staff truly made this a memorable and magical experience and we can't thank them enough for teaching us about all the wildlife and Whales!
Written May 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

T H
1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic trip! The SpringTide crew was extremely accommodating and helpful as I am in a wheelchair. The captain was very funny and knowledgeable. The naturalist was very informative. The best part was seeing the whales. Thank you Spring Tide Charters. I would definitely recommend Spring Tide for whale watching in Victoria.
Written May 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A Sayer
1 contribution
May 2022
Well organised trip with friendly, knowledgeable team and superb sighting of two orca pods - couldn't ask for more!
Written May 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi A Sayer, So glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the water. It’s always such a treat to spend time with orcas – especially when multiple pods come together. Our crew loved sharing the experience with you. We’re thrilled you came away from the tour knowing more about the wildlife and feeling so pleased about the experience all around. Thank you for your review! We hope to greet you onboard again some time. Kind regards, Heather
Written May 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Holly R
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Great experience! All of the staff were super friendly and really knowledgeable! We were able to see a ton of whales and had great views from the boat!
Written April 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Holly, Thank you for sharing what a great time you had on our cruiser, Marauder IV. She is indeed a very comfortable boat with various viewing platforms! Lovely to hear you enjoyed how enthusiastically our crew shared their stories about the wildlife. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria. Cheers, Heather
Written May 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Riley B
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Friends
I went whale watching on one of their cruisers and it was the most fun I have had since the pandemic began!
The crew was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They made it an excellent experience and even had jackets on the boat for anyone that got cold. From the beginning to the very end of the trip I was always impressed! If you’re looking to go whale watching in Victoria, Springtide is the touring company to go with!
Written April 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Riley, How wonderful to know that your trip out with us exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind words. It’s always our goal to help people have an unforgettable experience, so we’re very happy to hear you had such fun. Wishing you a marvelous summer. Next time you’re in town, we’d love to greet you on board again! Cheers, Heather
Written May 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom R
2 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Solo
Overall fantastic experience with stunning scenery and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Jerry, Heather and Ian were extremely welcoming and insightful.
Written April 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Tom, Thanks for your 5* review! What a fabulous afternoon you had on the water with orcas. We feel very lucky here to be surrounded by such stunning scenery and love sharing it with guests. No matter where you sit on the Marauder IV, you’re in for a treat! Always great to hear our crew kept you comfortable and informed. Kind regards, Heather
Written May 8, 2022
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By: SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
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A Stellar Afternoon!
Had an exceptional afternoon on the water yesterday with the fabulous Captain Ian, Captain Yves, and Naturalist Cai
CJCamano
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Outstanding Customer Service
Although I wasn’t able to take a trip with Spring Tide I want to commend Captain Ian and the office staff for excel
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Fantastic beyond our expectations
The staff were all kind, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.They made our trip and we will remember our experience
Ej1504
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Highlight of Vancouver Island
Group of 5 friends who made last minute decision to do a Whale watching trip, after thinking all were closed for th
R2kj
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Amazing Christmas Eve trip!
Couldn't recommend this tour more! Even though it was late in the season we saw humpbacks really close to the boat
Scorp113
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Amazing Christmas Eve Experience!
We left Victoria Harbour at about 1pm with Springtide. Captain Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about the surroundi
amysuela33
amysuela33
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Great experience seeing Orcas!
This was an amazing experience with an amazing guide. I was definitely pumped that they were still doing tours in N
Terry B
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Spring Tide Whale Watching
Who knew Orcas lived so long, thanks for the great marine lesson on Orcas Captain Ian Robert's. Also, thank you fo
Roy1235
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What an amazing experience, being surrounded by 15 humpback whales!
What an amazing experience! Because it was the low season in terms of tourists, we had the zodiac to ourselves! We
Roving78857
Roving78857
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Amazing whale watching trip
The captain took just three of us out in the zodiac despite the rain. He was very knowledgeable and an amazing gui
ckchia1018
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The best whale watching tour
We booked 2 hours before and having a doubt that will we see any whale in this season. Turn out, we see a group of
BLM666
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Humpback delight
A sunny October day. We were not too sure to do a trip that late in the year. However, turned out to be one of the
thx1138RyanR
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One humpback in calm seas, and several orca in some swells and rain
had a great time we saw one of the humpback whales gave a good view or two of its tail, then we rushed out into the
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Excellent whale watching trip
We spent a great 3 hours on a Springtide boat a couple of days ago with Heather & Emma as our guides. We were luck
ZT777
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Unforgettable Experience
We had an amazing tour with Springtide. To add to the thrill of travelling on the water on a Zodiac, our skipper L
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