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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria provided by Orca Spirit Adventures

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
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
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.
Highlights
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
What to expect
Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and experience the world’s best location to view whales in the wild on a three-hour tour from Victoria, British Columbia. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such as resident and transient Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds! Zodiac vessel tours are for the more wild at heart, letting the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west coast elements in an open style, 12 passenger vessel. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7111P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Complimentary hotel shuttle pick up
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
To request a shuttle pick up from your downtown Victoria Hotel, please call our office 24 hours prior to your tour departure.
950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Located at same dock as seaplane terminal.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Complimentary hotel shuttle pick up
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
To request a shuttle pick up from your downtown Victoria Hotel, please call our office 24 hours prior to your tour departure.
950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Located at same dock as seaplane terminal.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Popular mentions

4.5
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Geoff A
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Great experience. Great value.
Excellent experience. Killer whales came right at us and saw a humpback as well. The Zodiac road very smoothly in rather rough water. Our guide Adrian was well informed and answered every question with enthusiasm.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Geoff, Thank you for taking the time to leave Orca Spirit Adventures a five star review on your recent whale watching tour. Wow - two different species of whales in one tour, we refer to that as a "Double Creature Feature"! The zodiac vessels are known for their stability and durability in all ocean conditions. Thank you for mentioning your guide, Adrian, he loves sharing his passion and knowledge to our guests. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and we look forward to welcoming you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written July 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maps271106
1 contribution
👍👌👍
Jul. 2021 • Couples
We had a great your. Lucky enough to see orcas seals and humpbacks. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Written July 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Maps271106, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five star experience on TripAdvisor. Wow! We are thrilled that you were able to see so much wildlife on your tour, including, Orcas, Seals, and Humpbacks. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing wildlife and we love being able to share it with our guests. Thank you again for sharing your experience with our future guests. We look forward to welcoming you on board with us again! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written July 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neil S
Victoria, Canada6 contributions
A whale of an experience we will never forget!
Jun. 2021 • Family
My friend and I thought this would be a great way to surprise our 9 year olds on Father’s Day weekend. It was also a fun way to celebrate the end of a uniquely challenging school year for them. While exploring the spectacular scenery amidst the San Juans, in a way, the adventure felt as though it signified a return to pre pandemic freedoms and privileges afforded - what a breath of fresh ocean air...oh, AND we saw Orcas!
An incredible experience we will never forget.
Thank you Orcas Spirit!!!
Written June 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello njschuler, Thank you for taking the time to leave Orca Spirit Adventures an amazing review on Trip Advisor! It sounds like you had a spectacular tour on board the zodiac vessel for surprise Father's Day outing. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by magnificent wildlife in the Salish Sea and we love being able to share in with our guests, especially Orcas! Thank you again for sharing your experience we hope to welcome you on board with again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written June 27, 2021
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hollystacey
Nanaimo, Canada2 contributions
Today’s Tour
Jun. 2021 • Couples
June 20,2021 Tour. This company was outstanding from the first phone call, purchasing the tickets and the tour. Mic was amazing. The entire staff does a great job. Thank you
Written June 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello hollystacey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave Orca Spirit Adventures a five star review on your recent whale watching tour. We appreciate your kinds words about our staff, we take pride in providing exceptional customer service. I will be sure to let them know! Thank you again for sharing your experience with our future guests. We look forward to welcoming you on board with us again soon. Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written June 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Liam F
1 contribution
10/10 - an excellent morning with an exceptional staff!
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Went out on Kodiak this morning and was fortunate enough to have Sarah as our skipper! She was very knowledgeable, infectiously enthusiastic, and showed us an exceptional time. We were able to see a vast array of marine life, including otters, seals, porpoises, and a lone killer whale, while also seeing an enormous cormorant nesting site.

Having lived in Victoria for 4 and a half years, it becomes difficult to find things that I have not done before and even day trips or outings can become repetitive. This however was truly a unique and special experience that reminded us how fortunate we are to live in such a special location. The price was worth the experience a hundred times over, and we were ensured that if no whales were seen, we could come back at any time to go out again for no extra charge.

All in all, it was an excellent morning, and something my friends and I will cherish for a long time. Thank you to Orca Spirit Adventures and to Sarah for an excellent morning and a reminder of how special Vancouver island really is.
Written June 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello 585liamf, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your recent whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures with our future guests! It sounds like you had a truly magical experience exploring the Salish Sea with Sarah as your guide. We greatly appreciate your kind words of our staff, I will be sure to pass on your message! Thank you again for your recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! Sincerely, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written June 10, 2021
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Bridgetnunn
Banff, Canada2 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience !!!!!
May 2021 • Couples
All the way from booking the experience with the lovely ladies on reception to the tour it could not have been a better trip. We got a crazy views at a few different pods of orcas. It was moneys worth and back again. I will never forget this.

Thanks again to the whole team.
Written May 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Bridgetnunn, Thank you for taking the time to leave Orca Spirit Adventures a five star review on your recent whale watching tour. We are thrilled to hear that from start to finish our team was able to exceed your expectations. We pride ourselves in having and providing superb customer service. The Salish Sea is home to many different species and we are so happy that you were able to witness not just one, but a few different families of Killer Whales while you were on tour! It really is an unforgettable moment seeing these animals in their natural habitat. Again, thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests. We hope to welcome you on board with us again. Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written May 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ellamay
agassiz5 contributions
Afternoon Adventure, tourist in my home town!
Jan. 2021
Orca Spirit Adventure accommodated me for a spur of the moment trip to see Humbacks and Sea Lions. I was so grateful for their willingness to adjust my departure time so I could get better light for my photographs. Matt my guide was incredibly knowledgeable! He was also fantastic at navigating the waves so the boat ride was smooth! I can't wait to book another adventure with Orca Spirit soon!
Written January 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello ellamay67, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review on your recent whale watching tour! We are thrilled that we were able to get you out on to the Salish Sea to experience the magnificent creatures that call it their home. We hope that you were able to capture some once-in-a-lifetime photos! We are so fortunate to have Matt as part of our crew I will absolutely pass along your kind words to him. We can't wait to welcome you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written January 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gary J
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions
Nov 6 Bobbi and Gary adventures
Nov. 2020 • Couples
We booked the beginning of November and they told us they had seen a few whales over the last week. We couldn't go out for 2 days due to weather. The office staff is super friendly and helpful!! Along comes Friday (Nov 6) , the weather is beautiful! Matt and Alex take us out. AMAZING!! Within 15 min we're watching orcas, including the (recently) famous T'luk, look him up!! Really cool!! As we were all admiring the orcas, Matt noticed humpback whale blows. Off we went and watched a humpback whale spout many times including showing its full tail twice!! Amazing!! After that we went to see harbour seals, California seal lions and Stellar sea lions. All wonderful and amazing!! What a great day!! Thank you Matt!!!
Written November 6, 2020
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Hello GaryJ968, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing review on Trip Advisor! We are so happy that the weather cooperated and we were able to get you on the water. WOW!- It sounds like it was an incredible day to be out exploring the Salish Sea with Captain Matt and Alex. I will be sure to pass along your kind words. Little T'Luk is one of our crews and guests favourite whale and it's always exciting to see him while on tour along with all of the other wildlife that calls the Salish Sea home. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and hope to welcome you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written November 10, 2020
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Diane
Delta, Canada1 contribution
Whale watching
Oct. 2020
What an amazing experience! Upon check in we meet Hayley! She started it off on the right foot with her amazing personality! Out trip started at 1pm and my first picture of a whale was at 1:15pm, we seen everything from sea otters, Orca, humpbacks and a baby whale! Our tour guide Mick Miller was absolutely amazing, his intuitions were often correct on where the Orca was going. (I know this may not be normal especially in October) I would highly recommend this tour!
Written November 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Diane P, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a five star review on your recent whale watching trip! We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing tour on the Salish Sea with captain Mick and are so happy that you were able to see so much wildlife so soon in to your adventure! We are very fortunate to be surrounded by these animals and love being able to showcase it to our guests. Thank you for mentioning our amazing crew I will be sure to pass along your kind words! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and we look forward to welcoming you on board with us again in the future! Best regards, The Orca Spirit Crew
Written November 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tricia C
Colborne, Ontario, Canada9 contributions
Experience of a lifetime!
We had an incredible experience with Sarah. We were very comfortable in our floatation suits despite the chilly October air. I am prone to sea sickness and didn’t feel sick even once. We saw multiple families of humpback whales and then hustled to see a pod of orcas, including a rare white one. We were allowed as much time as we wanted to sit and watch them swim around. Because Sarah didn’t have another toured booked right away, she offered to keep us out a little longer to get in more viewing time. We finished off driving by Race Rock to see hundreds of sea lions. Sarah was very knowledgeable about the whales and their habits. I highly recommend this your.
Written October 22, 2020
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Hi TriciaC319, 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 kind words to Captain Sarah, she is 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, Hailey Sales Coordinator
Written October 28, 2020
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agepat
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A whale of a day
The trip surpassed our expectations. Our skipper Matt was great and made our day. He was not only welcoming and fri
hocinel825
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Great time and experience
My son and I had a great time, the staff was knowledgeable in marine biology , friendly and making sure everyone w
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A beautiful memory
Totally worth it 💪🏼, idk why you’ll still sleeping on this fabulous adventure 🤷🏻‍♂️, mark my words you’ll thank
Odyssey4u
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An Extraordinary Experience
Our Zodiac whale watch adventure was captained by Sarah who was so knowledgeable and interesting! It was truly an
joymB9577RQ
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Amazing whale watching!
As our guide Sarah said…sitting with the whales! We watched transient orcas as they travelled to their feeding gro
Dendroctonus
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Mulit-Generation Tour was Wonderful!
We took 4 generations of our family out to see whales yesterday afternoon. It was the first time any of us have do
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Incredible whale watching in Port Renfrew!
What an experience! I've been whale watching in Victoria but this was a completely different adventure. Out on open
O5938INerins
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10/10 experience that never gets old
3rd time whale watching; 2nd time with Ocra Spirit Adventures; 1st time in Port Renfrew! So excited to be on the fi
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Heckin’ best boat experience for sure!
It’s is the best thing I’ve done in Victoria, we saw lots of wildlife, porpoises and seals, etc. the captain was h
bcguy55
bcguy55
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Great customer service.
We had booked a three hour tour with this company but due to a large group cancellation (last minute) they didn't
vibethsm
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Highly recommended whale watching tour
Whale watching on a zodiac is one heck of an experience. Being close to the water and exposed to all elements make
robgI739NZ
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Best whale tour I have been on!!
As an ecologist I had high expectations of this tour and I was not disappointed at all. My expectations were met an
Z4315OVgaryw
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Excellent
It was a excellent two days with the crew of Pacific Explorer 1. They were very knowledgeable and informative for
H6127JPpeterh
H6127JPpeterh
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Once in a lifetime
Absolutely amazing experience. Incredibly knowledgeable guides that truly make the experience that much better.
Krymeariver
Krymeariver
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ALWAYS A whale of a time!
Matt and Sarah are such knowledgeable guides and even after the countless adventures, they still cease to amaze me
Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria price starts from C$141.00. Discover and book Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria on Tripadvisor

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria on Tripadvisor

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