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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour provided by Orca Spirit Adventures

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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour

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2 adults
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Embark on a whale-watching excursion onboard a small Zodiac boat that allows up-close encounters with marine life. As you search for whales, enjoy an intimate experience that you can’t get on larger whale-watching tours. Additionally, the small group size means you don’t have to compete for a spot at the rail when you want to take a photo or enjoy the views.
  • Look for whales from a Zodiac boat trip through the straights of Haro and San Juan de Fuca
  • The small-group environment ensures personalized information from your guide
  • Hotel shuttle pickup and coffee or tea included
  • The tour includes a guarantee—if you don’t see whales you can go again for free
Important Information
Departure Point
950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle pick up
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not suitable for participants with pre-existing injuries and/or health conditions
  • Minimum age of 6 years old
  • This experience requires good ocean conditions. If it is cancelled due to poor conditions, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hellen wrote a review Mar. 2020
British Columbia, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Being February in Canada I knew it would be cold but didn’t expect the trip to be sunny and flat! We could not have asked for better winter ocean conditions. I can imagine though that even on the warmest day when travelling at speed on the Zodiac it would still get chilly -
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from OrcaSpirit, Marketing & Sustainability Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello canadatravels1983738, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your winter wildlife zodiac tour and that Captain Ed made this experience a memorable one. We have an exceptionally passionate team, so we are happy that you mentioned him. I will pass this along for him to read! Although not being successful in finding whales during your tour, we are glad that you were still able to see some of our locals - including sea lions and seals! They sure are entertaining every time we visit them! Thank you again for leaving a review and for joining us! Kind regards, Rebeca Marketing & Sustainability Coordinator
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SunsetBeachLover725 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Springfield, IL11 contributions6 helpful votes
It was June 14, the last night of our Princess Alaskan cruise. We had been on several excursions that week and had seen quite a few humpbacks, but it has always been my dream to see orca whales, and thanks to Orca Spirit, we did!! It was the evening tour, and we weren't out very
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
Responded Jan. 12, 2020
Hello SunsetBeachLover725, Wow - What a review! Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. Reading this has put a smile on all of our faces! We are so glad to hear that this tour was so incredible. It is always an amazing experience seeing Orcas in their natural habitat and we are thrilled that we were able to share this moment with you! Thank you for mentioning our passionate crew. We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing team and we are glad they helped make this experience a memorable one! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our Flickr page to view photos from your tour and others that day, they are free to download! Thank you for joining us and we can't wait to see you again! Sincerely, Rebeca Marketing Coordinator
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katastrofa wrote a review Dec. 2019
London, United Kingdom88 contributions35 helpful votes
Our skipper made every effort to find killer whales and humpbacks, and succeeded! He knows a lot about the animals. We were also treated to wonderful sights of the Salish Sea and a glorious sunset. The trip was extended to give us an extra chance to see humpbacks. As a bonus, we
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
Responded Dec. 17, 2019
Hello Roman, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor! It's always a pleasure sharing the gentle giants of the Salish Sea with our guests. Both Killer whales and Humpbacks sounds like a dream come true! I'll be sure to share your comments with your skipper and the rest of the team. They will be so happy to know that they made your experience a memorable one! We hope to welcome you onboard again soon! Sincerely, Rebeca Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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Ophelia B wrote a review Nov. 2019
Calgary, Canada3 contributions5 helpful votes
We took a zodiac tour in early November and were thrilled to see a transient pod of Orca and a grouping of about 8 Humpback whales. The staff were very knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and organized. Most importantly, our captain Evan was very careful with regards to keeping
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
Responded Nov. 20, 2019
Hi Ophelia! Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave such a glowing review on Trip Advisor! It sounds that this trip was nothing short of spectacular - We’re so happy we were able to share these amazing creatures with you! I have passed along your feedback to Taylor and Evan, they are so happy to hear you had an unforgettable experience :) Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you again the next time you are back in Victoria! Sincerely, Rebeca Marketing Coordinator
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Stephen R wrote a review Sep. 2019
Darwen, United Kingdom169 contributions71 helpful votes
Obviously from the title you will deduce that we saw lots of Whales - clearly you can be unlucky however the zodiacs have the speed to reach places where there are sightings - would do this one again
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
Responded Oct. 14, 2019
Hello Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent whale watching tour on Trip Advisor! We're so glad that you had an outstanding trip and that you saw lots of whales! We hope to see you on board again sometime soon! Sincerely, Rebeca & The Orca Spirit Adventures Crew
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Whale watching tour
Saw some resident orcas, which is a treat since they are very rare. Crew was informative and respectful of the wid
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Highly recommend - even in inclement weather!
The team at Orca Spirit Adventures did their best to ensure our experience was top notch. It was a cold and damp da
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Whale watching
A perfect trip,we got picked up from our hotel and taken to the boat.The crew were so knowledgeable about the whale
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Awesome Orcas....
We were on a Zodiac Tour with Captain Mick and our first ever view of Orcas will stay with us forever. The Zodiac j
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What a Whale of a Day !
Me, I love to go whale watching and have tried on many occasions to get out and spy one or two, so this time I was
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Humpback Whales!
Dress warm, and enjoy not only the beautiful scenery but the whales! We were disappointed to not see orcas but it
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Anna M
The most disappointing and expensive experience ever
We got to see several times for 2-3 seconds a fin of an Orca from a distance of approx. 200m. No other whales. Not
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Chip J
We saw whales! Excellent guides...
We'd previously done whale watching in Victoria (in May) and got shut out -- no whales seen. This visit was in lat
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Incredible! Saw Humpbacks, Orcas and Sea Lions!
My first ever whale watching experience and it was even better than I expected. The staff were all extremely friend
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An Afternoon to Remember
Orca Spirit Adventures provided a great and memorable afternoon not only in finding a pod of orcas who we observed
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Excellent experience, great guides
Have had a fabulous trip ...saw orcas and humpbacks as well as other marine mammals. Guide was exceedingly knowledg
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Great afternoon
Despite being delayed flying into Victoria, the staff were very accommodating and moved us onto a different time/tr
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We were very lucky to not only have a fabulous calm sea but also Matthew as a guide. Matt knows his humpback and t
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Great 3 hour trip. Staff friendly and informative. Easy to book and pick up helpful. We were lucky enough to see a
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Orca spirit adventure
This has been on my bucket list for a few years and finally check it off.... amazing experience..we seen Hump Back
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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