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Duration: 3–4 hours
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  • Professional and educational naturalists on board each trip
  • Washroom
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Complimentary coffee, tea & hot chocolate


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  • 1119 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4, Canada
    Check-in 30-45 minutes prior to your tour departure time. The check in office is located at 1119 Wharf St (at street level & not at dock).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3530WHALE

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • For any additional information regarding accessibility, please contact SpringTide Whale Watching at (250) 384-4444
    • Must meet minimum passenger requirements to confirm.
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Victoria Whale Watch Tour?
    Victoria Whale Watch Tour price starts from C$172.64. Discover and book Victoria Whale Watch Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Victoria Whale Watch Tour cancellation policy?
    Victoria Whale Watch Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Victoria Whale Watch Tour on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Victoria Whale Watch Tour?
    Victoria Whale Watch Tour is hosted by SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Victoria Whale Watch Tour on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Victoria Whale Watch Tour?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Victoria Whale Watch Tour on Tripadvisor

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    • SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
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      Canada
      Joined in May 2008
    • christopherrV6181YX
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breath taking
      Absolutely amazing. We saw close to 2 dozen Orcas today. There was cute 1 year old calf. Finished the day off with sea lions and seals. Staff are amazing as well. 10/10
      Written April 23, 2024
    • roanr995
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bucket list experience
      This trip was just incredible and a real travel bucket list experience. We saw a whole pod of orcas in their natural habitat without disturbing them. We kept our distance in the zodiac but we were able to observe for quite some time! The t expedition leader Ian is full of knowledge of the orca’s, marine wildlife and the environment they live in. Ian made the real difference for us. His amazing and funny personality makes for a fun and entertaining afternoon. And he literally went the extra mile for us during the trip. Thank you so much team at Springtide, and Ian in particular for this bucket list experience. Regards from your Dutch friends and see you next time!
      Written March 27, 2024
    • Billyfish21
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly and knowledgeable crew
      We booked an early morning departure. From the moment we walked in to book, there was a friendly atmosphere. Because it was off season I think we managed to book at short notice. The vessel had a good amount of indoor and outdoor seating as well as a bathroom and complimentary hot beverages. We were out on the water for about 15 minutes before we saw our first whales. There were so many and the crew talked us through what to look out for and answered all of our questions. We saw sea lions and seals and to top it off we saw a pod of orca. Thank you so much for a great trip.
      Written October 9, 2023
    • sharon s
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A beautiful lucky day!
      Our crew was excellent! Lots of information about all the whales! Very caring for the tourists. Next time I’ll have cash to tip them. We saw 7 humpbacks and 10 killer whales.
      Written September 22, 2023
    • fadokvalerie
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      fabulous experience in nature on a Zodiac with Tyson
      This was my third attempt to whale watch in my trip to Vancouver Island. Ferry didn't run for my first booking, so I missed it. The second tour was canceled. But the third time was a charm. I am so glad that I had this experience today. Our captain and guide was Tyson, and he was amazing. The Zodiac was a lot of fun, and we must have seen at least 6 humpback whales. We also saw many sea lions and harbor seals, as well as birds galore. I share my favorite picture from this trip. I highly recommend this company and Tyson!
      Written September 15, 2023
    • wgsutherland
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Stellar Afternoon!
      Had an exceptional afternoon on the water yesterday with the fabulous Captain Ian, Captain Yves, and Naturalist Caitlyn! We've searched for whales and other marine wildlife with this company many times over the years, and it is never a disappointment. So well organized and excellent customer service! Their vessels are comfortable and safe . . . second to none. We were on the Marauder IV and there are plenty of places for excellent viewing on the vessel. Take your pick of top, inside, front, or back. Safety is always uppermost in the crew's minds and we felt well looked-after. Yesterday, we had fantastic sightings of three different groups of humpbacks, and an amazing time at Race Rocks viewing hundreds of sea lions. At all times, Captain Ian maneuvered the vessel safely so that we had the best views while being respectful of the wildlife. We were kept very well informed by Yves and Caitlyn with respect to what we were seeing without disturbing our viewing. We typically have done our whale-watching in the summer months. This Fall trip was outstanding, exhilarating, and exciting!
      Written October 28, 2021
    • CJCamano
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 excellent customer service. There was a bit of a snafu with my booking which was handled very efficiently and with good humour. I will definitely book with them again!
      Written June 2, 2021
    • deborahdW7984MM
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic beyond our expectations
      The staff were all kind, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.They made our trip and we will remember our experience for a lifetime . Very well run and everyone was masked and socially distanced . We saw at least 25 whales humpbacks and orcas and it was a thrilling experience . We will take this tour again.
      Written August 31, 2020
    • Ej1504
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 the season. Best decision we made, Captain Ian was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and could hear him conversing with other boats to heighten our chances of seeing wildlife. We were very lucky to spend ages with 2 Humpback Whales, along with seeing a further Whale in the not to distance. We loved seeing the different seals around the lighthouse, along with some Eagles. A real bonus of seeing an Elephant Seal! Obviously no guarantee to see Wildlife, but would recommend to others as a great trip.
      Written December 28, 2019
    • R2kj
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 as well as seals, sea lions, bald eagles and lots of other interesting birds. Captain Ian was so welcoming and knowledgeable, made the whole trip really fun! 100% must do of you visit Victoria.
      Written December 26, 2019
    • Scorp113
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Christmas Eve Experience!
      We left Victoria Harbour at about 1pm with Springtide. Captain Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about the surrounding area and kept the experience fun. Although it was late in the season and there were very few boats out we got the amazing opportunity to watch four seperate Humpback Whales feeding and travelling in a pack. We then travelled to Race Rock and got really lucky spotting an Elephant Seal, which was unexpected for that time of year. There was also a good show put on by Sea Lions, Seals and a few Bald Eagles, which really rounded out the whole experience within the amazing backdrop of the Salish Sea. As far as first experiences go I was incredibly satisfied with this trip and was amazed to learn that a portion of their profits go back to environmental awareness and conservation programs. Thanks Springtide!
      Written December 26, 2019
    • amysuela33
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience seeing Orcas!
      This was an amazing experience with an amazing guide. I was definitely pumped that they were still doing tours in November and I got a deal from my hostel. I have always wanted to see Orcas and was thrilled to get the chance. Booking was easy and the staff was beyond helpful and gave clear and concise information, dress very warm, giving the right expectations, etc. Ian was our Captain and guide. He was great and took his time with us, so we were all comfortable. He said that there were no guarantees but that he had good information on where we could find a pod of Orca, and we found them!! It was amazing to see. Ian got respectfully close and told us specific information about that family. He also took pictures too, phones really don’t do the trick. Overall, very professional and welcoming tour. I would definitely recommend. Thanks Ian!!
      Written November 11, 2019
    • Terry B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 for keeping us safe on the water. Erin, thank you for the friendly phone conversations and reminders that our boat was leaving soon. :-) Great bunch of people and we were lucky enough to see a pod of 4 Orcas. The experience was unforgettable. Highly recommended!!!
      Written November 10, 2019
    • Roy1235
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 did, however, need at least 4 people to continue the tour. Under the guidance of our experienced captain Ian, Heather (our 2nd guide) sailed us right into an area where we were surrounded by no fewer than 15 humpback whales who were 'lunge partying'. Together they gave us an unforgettable trip on the water! They could explain everything about what we saw and where we were going: from the type of sea lions to the ecosystem of water, they knew it all. On the day itself it was cold, but the visibility was super clear. However, the whales come to eat precisely during this period, because the somewhat lower temperatures ensure more nutrition in the water. Also the contact with the company through Gabriella was super easy and all information about our reservation was clear. We are more than satisfied with our experience and would recommend Springtide to everyone!
      Written November 5, 2019
    • Roving78857
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 guide. It was a truly wonderful experience.
      Written November 2, 2019
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    Caroline O
    Minneapolis, MN9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    This tour company was a last minute choice when our original whale watching tour cancelled. We appreciated Springtide was willing to negotiate price, and get the price for 8 people down close to the amount we were to pay with original company. It was convenient to walk to the tour office from our ship. The staff on the tour boat were very knowledgeable about the wildlife, and the whales that they have named in the area. Once on the boat, it was hard to find a seat where you could see without having to stand the entire time. In order to see a whale blow hole, or tail, it was necessary to stand up to see around the people already standing. We saw a total of four whales, and really just the blow hole, back fin and tail. We had many more whale sightings from our cruise ship. This company was an excellent provider, I just wouldn’t recommend spending the money if you are on a cruise ship from Alaska. You should see more whale sightings while on the cruise ship.
    Written September 16, 2023
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    Dear Liney, Thank you for choosing SpringTide and for sharing your experience. We are grateful for your feedback and we apologize for any disappointment you experienced during your tour. We are pleased to hear that we could accommodate your group at a reasonable price and that your found our staff very knowledgeable. However, we're sorry to hear that you found the seating limited. We never book Marauder IV at full capacity - this is to allow for enough space for all passengers to move around the vessel however your feedback is important to us and helpful moving forward. Regarding the visibility issues you encountered, nature can be unpredictable but we strive to provide the best opportunities for wildlife sightings, still there are no guarantees. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there is anything else we can do to enhance your experience.
    Written September 17, 2023
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    Westcoast Chick
    Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    We went out on the covered boat not sure what to expect. Well let me say this was life changing! We saw WAY more whales then we expected and just LOVED the information that our naturalist, Heather, shared. She was just as excited as we were and had a really fun way of explaining what we were seeing and asking questions that carried into stories about stuff we couldn't see but really helped us understand why these whales do what they do.We spent tons of time with them, and we also just watched them in silence to hear them breathing. Just WOW. The captain was really good at figuring out where we needed to be and even tried to turn the boat the right way so we weren't staring into the sun. We got some really awesome pictures! There was lots of space on the boat and we could sit inside to warm up too. I can't wait to come back out with these guys again some time. They seem to really love their job and working together, and made sure we felt like part of the team for the day. Super friendly! Thanks Ian. Thanks Heather.
    Written November 6, 2020
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    Thank you for the great review! I am always so happy when others share the feeling that this can change your whole view of life. It is magical when we are lucky enough to experience these awesome wild animals within the rugged beauty of the Salish Sea. Our vessel the Marauder IV provides a comfortable platform to become immersed in the this wild marine world and as you saw the crew are excellent. In these times when we face more restrictions in day to day life it is a special moment to be able to safely step outside and take a moment to breathe some fresh air. We would love to see you again. Each time is always new and special.
    Written November 21, 2020
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    Riley C
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    Jul 2020
    It was a wonderful experience! The crew was very knowledge and able to answer all of my questions. They also did a great job at keeping everybody socially distanced and making sure everyone was wearing a mask when needed. We got to see three humpbacks, one of them came just feet away from the boat! It was a awesome experience and would highly recommend this tour to anyone in Victoria.
    Written July 26, 2020
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    Dear Rileyc905, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad that the crew was able to answer any questions you had. We pride ourselves on being able to share our knowledge of the amazing animals and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. We also appreciate hearing that our efforts to create a safe and socially distanced environment on our tours have been successful. As always, our priority is to ensure the safety of our guests and staff while providing an unforgettable experience. All the best, Erin Guest Services Representative
    Written July 26, 2020
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    World Traveller
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    Jul 2022
    WOW. When I booked this tour I had no idea we'd have this much fun! I hoped we'd see whales but I never imagined we'd learn so much from our guides, and that their stories would be so entertaining! If you're on a tour with Heather, try to hang out near her. I've been on many whale watching tours around the world but never have I had such a great guide. Thank you! The boat is really comfortable. I loved how spacious it was even with 50-odd people on board. We spent time on all the different decks: we started on the back deck as we travelled out to the wildlife then moved to the front deck and went upstairs on the way back. Excellent viewing from everywhere. The captain, Ian, did an amazing job of keeping the whales at a respectful distance and even tried his best to keep the sun behind us for best photos. Everyone of the staff (in the office and on the boat) seemed really intent on making sure we had the best possible experience, and we really did! Thank you.
    Written July 25, 2022
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    Wow, it was such a treat to read this detailed review! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback, World Traveller. It means so much to us! Your experience, including your comfort on board, entertainment, and engagement with the ecosystem is a priority for us, and we are so glad that you enjoyed it to the fullest. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Ian and Heather as well. We are so proud of our staff and it’s great to hear that they are appreciated for their hard work. Respecting the ocean critters is also a top priority at SpringTide, so thank you for noticing and also taking care. There are so many wonders to find out on the sea, so we hope you’ll be back someday to take in some more! Sincerely, Hannah
    Written May 17, 2023
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    IStallion
    Snellville, GA118 contributions
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    Everything about this experience was top notch for my wife and myself. Great people working here, from the young lady who took our reservation up to the Captain. I believe his name was Captain Marty. Speaking of Captain Marty, he was totally fabulous ….the people, like my wife and I, who watched the whales from on top where the Captain steers the ship, got to listen to him share his wisdom and his humor about the whales and much more. That was a unexpected treat for us on top.

    We were able to see many Orcas (killer whales) popping in and out of the water. Unfortunately, they were not as close as we would have liked because they were located at this Naval Base and we had to keep our distance…200 or 400 meters, not sure which one. I thought I heard both numbers. But, it was still enjoyable to see them show themselves when they did. We stayed there tracking them for about 30 minutes. Then we headed to this place the Captain said the Humpbacks usually hang out. Guess what? He was right….there were about six to eight Humpbacks showing themselves to us. Much of the time you mostly see their fin tails, and none breached, but we didn’t mind. It was still exciting to see them pop up. And these whales were much closer so we also appreciated that. Didn’t have to concern ourselves with Government rules like we did with the Orcas. There were also a bunch of sea lions on the island where the Lighthouse was situated hanging out on the rocks there…no doubt doing their best to stay away from an Orca.

    The trip was close to 3.5 hours long, and like I said, great people were taking care of us. I read some reviews where some whales would come up right next to the ship or breach….well that didn’t happen to us, but you take what you can get, right? You can’t control everything. My wife and I went home very content and very pleased we chose this Company to drop our money to.
    Written September 19, 2023
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, it truly means a lot! Our Captains and crew take pride in their knowledge and friendliness and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Marty :) Thank you for choosing SpringTide for your Whale Watching Experience and we hope to see you again in the future!
    Written September 20, 2023
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    Danielle G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Hi Danielle, That is so exciting that you got to see 3 different species of whales! As a crew, we are still astonished at the amazing marine wildlife Victoria has to offer and we love that we got to share such an exciting moment with you. Thank you so much for your lovely compliments, we are so happy you had a great time! Have a lovely day, Shelley
    Written May 31, 2022
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    DeSmulsmurf
    Mortsel, Belgium91 contributions
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    Jul 2023
    Zeer vriendelijke crew, we kregen met onze groep een upgrade van boot, en de boot was gelukkig niet te groot zodat de andere passagiers je voor de voeten liepen. Het mooiste was echter dat we een bultrug hebben kunnen spotten die allesbehalve verlegen was en ruim twintig minuten in en uit het water sprong - volgens de mensen van SpringTide was dit zelfs voor hen exceptioneel. Zeer professionele staf, weten perfect waar het maritieme leven zich in de baai bevindt.

    Very friendly crew, our group got an upgrade for the boat, and fortunately the boat was not too big so the other passengers didn't stand in front of you the whole time. But the best part was that we were able to spot a humpback whale that was anything but shy and jumped in and out of the water for over 20 minutes - according to the SpringTide people, this was exceptional even for them. Very professional staff, know perfectly where marine life is in the bay.
    Written August 6, 2023
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    Thank you for your kind words about our crew, we will be sure to pass it along :) It sounds like you had an exceptional experience with a breaching Humpback Whale...for 20 minute...what a lucky encounter!
    Written August 7, 2023
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    Juliette P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    We booked the zodiac tour to go whale watching with the family and had the most amazing time ever sailing with Tyson. We’ve been chasing humpbacks and orcas all around the world for years, going to South Africa, French Polynesia, Iceland and Quebec, all unsuccessful trips that left us disappointed and almost hopeless to ever see these mythical animals in real life. Yet, after only three hours with our amazing guide Tyson we saw two humpback whales, three to four orcas and lots of sea lions. Not only is the landscape breathtaking here but we’d also never been anywhere with as many animals in the water. Canada is truly beautiful and we are now convinced there is no better place to go whale watching than Vancouver Island and Victoria specifically. We were more than delighted with Tyson who went out of his way (a literal extra mile or so) to give us the best shot at seeing orcas, and we did ! On our way back, he didn’t hesitate either to make a little detour to spot the humpbacks, which, once again, we saw in all their majesty. This was a lifelong dream for us and we felt immensely privileged to be able to see all these animals in just one excursion. Any type of safaris (on land or water) always rely on luck with the animals, but a great guide who knows his way around and approaches the situation with equal professionalism, humour and genuine kindness can make a true difference in your experience. We also do not regret at all the zodiac tour over the traditional bigger boat tour as it was so much fun being closer to the water and riding the waves. Thank you again Tyson, we had the best day ever, and would definitely recommend your tour and this company to anyone desperate to see the beautiful marine wildlife this island has to offer !
    Written August 5, 2023
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    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your Zodiac experience with us, it truly means a lot! Tyson is a great guide who loves sharing his knowledge and passion about our local marine wildlife and the beauty this island has to offer. We are happy that you finally got to experience Humpback Whales & Orcas in the wild and we are delighted that you got to do it with us!
    Written August 6, 2023
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    EdwardRFity
    Coquitlam, B.C. Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    As a local (Victoria) tour guide, I wanted to host my 45+ year out of town friends to a Whale Watching Tour this past October 2023. The tour could not have been better and the Whale Watching crew were fantastic. We spotted seals, sea lions, a large herring ball, cormorants, eagles, and several hump back whales! I believe the hump back whale was feeding on the herring ball while we were stopped. While we watched the herring ball being dive bombed by several species of birds, a humpback whale breached about 100 feet from our tour boat. A few guests along with the whale watching company photographer caught the whale breaching both still shots and video. After the initial frenzied/happy responses from everyone aboard, guests shared both photos and videos amongst all those aboard.

    What an incredible day. My three long time friends and I will never forget this tour. A huge thank you to all the staff on board. I highly recommend this tour to anyone or any group wanting to experience an incredible day on the water.
    Written February 23, 2024
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    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends had such a fantastic time on our Whale Watching tour last October. It sounds like the day was truly unforgettable, filled with incredible wildlife sightings. We take great pride in providing memorable experiences for our guests, and it's wonderful to hear that our crew exceeded your expectations. Spotting seals, sea lions, a herring ball, cormorants, eagles, and multiple humpback whales must have been an incredible sight! Thank you once again for choosing SpringTide and for recommending us to others. We hope to welcome you and your friends aboard again for another unforgettable adventure on the water!
    Written February 26, 2024
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    Stefan M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Today we had the pleasure to meet people who are dedicated to their work, are passionate about a rich knowledge of the subject. It is not easy to find hard working people this days . We had a perfect contact with everyone who works for SpringTide and therefore we highly recommend SpringTide for a fantastic time on the water.
    Stefan & Maria Mieczkowski
    Written July 13, 2022
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    Dear Stefan, We are so glad that our crew made you feel comfortable. We hope that you were able to feel how passionate our crew is about the wildlife, as well as the experiences of our guests. It is our pleasure to provide information to enhance your experience! We hope to see you again one day! Ellla
    Written August 5, 2022
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