SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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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 - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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5.0
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Andrea B
1 contribution
Jun. 2022
A lifetime experience that I'm still trying to process. Together with the staff (Marty, Heather and Yves) and others on the boat we shared in silence an hour with a mother and baby humpback that will be with me for the rest of my life. We were beyond privileged to have witnessed this natural event. Special thanks to Heather for her kind, thoughtful and educated commentary to help us understand what were seeing and the magnitude of this encounter.
Written June 27, 2022
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McHetal
Tallahassee, FL89 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
The captain and crew was great. We had a lovely morning with Heather who was friendly and informative. We missed seeing orcas (it was too early in the season) but saw a young humpback, a pod of porpoises, and lots of sea lions. All the tour companies work together so you all see the same sealife. There were some boats with a lot more people and some that were tiny (like a raft). Ours was perfect. Make sure you bring your own water and snacks, but they had extra gloves, jackets and warm hats.
Written June 16, 2022
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Hello Hetal! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love taking guests out on our large boat the Marauder IV. She's comfortable, quiet and offers lots of room to move around throughout the tour. We are so glad that you enjoyed spending part of your day with us and felt well taken care of! We do our best to get our customers out to see as much as possible, and some days are humpback days, and others are orca or grey or minke days! Every day is a different adventure in the Salish Sea!. We would love to welcome you back the next time you are in Victoria and get you out to see some orcas. Thank you for your review! Sincerely, Shelley Guest Services
Written June 25, 2022
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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
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SpringTideWhaleTours
Hi Katie! We are delighted to hear that you had as much fun spending time with us as we did with you! That is so exciting that you had so many great sightings! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and for all the kind remarks about our crew. It really means a lot of hear that we help create lasting memories with the people we get to share the Salish Sea with. Warm regards, Shelley
Written May 31, 2022
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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
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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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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
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Hi there, We are overjoyed to hear that you and your party enjoyed booking a private tour with us. Private tours are a great opportunity for those who wish to experience the Salish Sea more intimately; it is an amazing bonding experience! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Captain Ian and the rest of our crew, the feeling was mutual. We would love to welcome you back anytime! Sincerely, Shelley
Written May 31, 2022
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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
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Hi Jackie! Thank you for choosing SpringTide. We are so glad that you enjoyed your adventure with us. We are very thankful that we have been able to serve the community of Victoria for over 29 years and that we get to share amazing experiences with people like you. That is great that you got to see some orcas; thank you for leaving a review! Cheers, Shelley
Written May 31, 2022
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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
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Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely trip. Victoria’s biodiversity is astonishing, and we are so grateful that we get to share it. It is wonderful that you were able to see so much wildlife, the whales are always amazing, but it is also exciting to see other species like sea lions and seals. Our staff was pleased to meet you and we hope to see you again! All the best, Shelley
Written May 31, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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Holly R
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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
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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
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