SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
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Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Join SpringTide for a 3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour on our 61-foot ocean cruiser. Your boat has inside & outside seating and provides the very best viewing on walk-around outside decks. Experience joy, excitement and take away wonderful memories viewing our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals, and marine birds! Enjoy spectacular scenery while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations. SpringTide is respected as a world-class leader in the provision of safe, educational & entertaining whale tours in Victoria BC. Our goal is to constantly exceed customer expectations by understanding & anticipating their needs and providing the best possible experience delivered by knowledgeable & caring employees. Leaders in conservation programs, the owners have volunteered their time for almost 30 years to ensure our oceans & their inhabitants have the environment they require to flourish for future generations to experience.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Recommended by 96% of travellers
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C$129.00
per adult
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5.0
1,173 reviews
Excellent
1,015
Very good
98
Average
27
Poor
10
Terrible
23

ira
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
Crew was very knowledgeable and nice, my daughter loved seeing whales, is a unique and exciting experience definitely worth the time and price.
Written October 23, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hi ira! We’re so thrilled to hear that you and your daughter had a wonderful time on our tour. What a great experience to be able to give your young one! It certainly is a unique experience, but we hope you’ll come back someday to let us recreate the magic! Cheers Hannah
Written May 17, 2023
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judy j
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Oct. 2022
The commentary by Katie complemented the numerous whale sittings. She was always available on our deck to answer questions, very knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about wildlife. The rest of the crew were so friendly. Our entire family had a great experience.
Written October 3, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hi Judy, We’re so glad to hear that Katie was able to answer your questions. We pride ourselves on sharing a passion for marine wildlife with our community and guests, so it’s great to know that you felt that while on board! We hope you’ll come see us if you’re in Victoria again. All the best, Hannah
Written May 17, 2023
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Lina
6 contributions
Great trip with really nice tour guides! Even though I had to come back because there was no whale watching trip on the day I booked but still a good experience
Written September 24, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Thanks for the review Lina! We’re so glad to hear that we were able to accommodate your scheduling and that you had a great experience. Thanks so much for choosing to join us. All the best, Hannah
Written May 17, 2023
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Julie-Maude B
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
That was awesome! I recommend to everyone bring your kids. Staff was very knowledgeable and really like the chairs
Written September 24, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hi Julie-Maude B! We’re so glad you had an awesome time. Great idea to recommend that prospective guests bring their kids. We’re always so happy to see the little ones, and we feel there’s so much to see and learn out on the water. Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and for coming out to join us. We hope to see you again some day! Until then, take care. Hannah
Written May 17, 2023
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Hanna P
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Such a great experience! Amazing crew and office staff! Would HIGHLY recommend! Saw some amazing wildlife!
Written September 24, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Thanks for letting us know you had a great experience, Hanna! We are very proud of our team and are glad they were able to give you an amazing day. There’s so much so much diversity in our local wildlife, and we’ll hope you come back to visit us and find some more. Until then, take care! Hannah
Written May 17, 2023
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Road390304
4 contributions
Great experience. This was our first whale watching trip and we saw lots of whales! The captain took us to several great locations and we were able to see killer whales and humpbacks.
Written September 9, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hi Road390304, Thank you for choosing SpringTide Whale Watching for your wildlife tour! We are so happy we were able to make your experience great. Being able to see both humpbacks and orcas is such a breathtaking to observe! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you again, Hanna Guest Services Representative
Written November 16, 2022
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Ruth K
3 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Solo
Had a great day on the ocean! The staff were so
dedicated to finding us wildlife, educating us and
making the most of our day on the water!
We saw several humpbacks, porpoises and seals
and of course had fabulous views of the area. I
highly recommend the Springtide tour!
Written August 25, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hello Ruth, Thank you so much for choosing SpringTide Whale Watching for your tour and taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so happy you were able to see humpbacks as well as other ocean critters. The staff are thrilled to be on the boat educating the amazing people who come aboard with us. The marine life in the Salish Sea is fascinating for us all! We hope to see you can join us again, All the best, Hanna Guest Services Representative
Written November 16, 2022
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Alymcc4
Schomberg, Canada84 contributions
Wonderful day on the water learning about sea life. Very knowledgeable crew, comfortable vessel, learned so much! We saw porpoise, orcas and humpbacks as well as sea lions. Dress warmly but they do have extra gear if you need it. Highly recommend, well worth the money. Our whole group of 8 LOVED it.
Written August 23, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hi there Alymcc4, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy you and your group had a wonderful day and learned lots about the sea life. Being able to see humpbacks and orcas on the same trip is such an amazing experience! The staff are elated to be able to educate the folks that come aboard about the amazing creatures in the Salish Sea. All the best, Hanna Guest Services Representative
Written November 16, 2022
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Nicsintes
Sant Pol de Mar, Spain12 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We saw whales but very far away. I think that out expectations were higher but the wildlife is unpredictable. Staff very friendly.
Written August 14, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hello Nicsintes, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We appreciate you taking the time :) Although we usually know the whales are in the Salish Sea, we never know exactly how they will behave during a specific trip. But every trip is fun in its unique way! We hope that we can host you again in the future to experience more wildlife in their natural habitats! Sincerely, Ella Guest Services
Written November 16, 2022
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Zoe H
London, UK9 contributions
We booked with this company last minute, after being let down by another company!
Service from office on main harbour was informative, polite & friendly.
We arrived at 1;30 to office in harbour near fisherman’s wharf, from where we left at 2pm.
All staff were great. Boat was clean. Toilet and tea & coffee facilities.
We were on three hour tour and whilst we didn’t see any orca, we weren’t disappointed with what we did see!
Staff on board were conservationists, explained everything going on and what they doing for the environment.
Family trip with 3 daughters aged 18,15,12.
recommend and would do again. fabulous experience!
Written August 14, 2022
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hello Zoe H, We are so happy we had space for you and your daughters on the boat. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope you were able to experience some of the amazing critters we can find here in the beautiful Salish Sea. The staff on board absolutely love sharing their knowledge about any type of wildlife or ecosystem we run into during the tour. We hope to see you again! All the best to you and your daughters, Hanna Guest Services Representative
Written November 16, 2022
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