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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
+1 250-384-4444
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WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds! Enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations. Or, join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs.SPORTFISH year round for Salmon & Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sporfisher.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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+1 250-384-4444
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour did not disappoint. Plenty of Orca's and Humpback whales seen during our morning trip. Although the weather was warm on shore, be prepared with warm clothing on the water as it was quite cold. Tea, coffee and facilities are provided.More

Thank DavidCarolyn1988
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear DavidCarolyn1988, Thank you very much for joining us on a tour and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour aboard Marauder IV and that you were lucky enough...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

My daughter purchased tickets for another whale watching company on Granville Island - Vancouver but was cancelled due to bad weather. We were rearranged for Victoria a couple of days later and was not disappointed. Springtide's mooring, boat, crew and tour was brilliant and saw...More

1  Thank Dave M
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Dave M, Thank you so much for your kind words about SpringTide and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. It sounds as though you had a fantastic tour and got to see a truly incredible moment in nature!...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

The guide Ian was very friendly.We saw 4 orca, seals, sealions, seaelephant ...I tray seaweed.This was one of the best experiences during my travel true Canada.More

Thank viktorijamidzor
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear viktorijamidzor, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of SpringTide on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that the incredible wildlife you got to see was a highlight of your travels...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Perfect crew and the weather was GREAT besides. We will do this again when we return. The boat was very nice, clean and the coffee hit the spot.More

Thank Ray L
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear Ray L, Wow, thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased that your experience with SpringTide was such a positive one. Our crew are all so knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife that we are so lucky to have in this area...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The tour was amazing. The guide was very friendly, professional and gave very interesting information. The tour on zodiac is very cool. Easy to move from a place to another looking for Orcs. I highly recommend this agency. We saw Orca , Hamback whale and...More

Thank Khadija T
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear Khadija T, Thank you so much for joining us for a tour and for taking the time to write a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time aboard the Zodiac and that you got to see Orca, Humpback Whales, and sea...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I went out with one of my friends for a wild life tour on October 25th and iT was amazing! We saw orca, humpbacks, sealions, seals, otters and the zodiac ride was just awesome by itself. The captain gave us great insights and good laughs....More

Thank Véronique B
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Véronique B, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience aboard our Zodiac Vessel. Your Captain on October 25th would have been Ian. We totally agree,...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

My dream was to see Orcas, but that was not to be. We went in the afternoon, but I found out later they had appeared in the morning! However, we did see 2 or 3 sperm whales, but you don't see much of them as...More

Thank Rita N
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Rita N, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that despite not fulfilling your dream of seeing Orcas, you still had an great experience and enjoyed your time with our team....More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

From check in to check out we had an amazing experience. Our captain Ian went above and beyond and was very informative! We saw a lot of humpbacks, seals, a seal catching a fish, sea lions swimming and beautiful coastline. It was getting close to...More

Thank Michelle S
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Michelle S, Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with Captain Ian and that you were lucky enough to see such a variety of whales and wildlife. It...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Best part of my two and a half weeks in West Canada! Nice team, good commentary with a biologist and we saw 8 killer whales (4 permanent resident and 4 just on their way)! They were really close to our boat.More

Thank 360chfr
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Dear 360chfr, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your tour with SpringTide! We are so pleased that your tour with us was a highlight of your time in Western Canada and that you got to see some Killer Whales...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went as a group of 8 on a Zodiak tour and had an absolutely amazing time. We saw over 10 Orcas during the 3.5 hour tour. Our Captain Ian gave us the option of heading straight to a known group of Orcas that were...More

Thank Matthew R
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Dear Matthew R, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time on your Zodiac tour with Captain Ian. Ian...More

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kimt480
21 April 2017|
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Response from IrishOrcaGirl |
Dear Kim T, Ogden Point is either a short 7 minute taxi ride from our office or a 30-40 minute walk. If you were to book for a 10am trip with us we would need you at our office 40 minutes before departure, 9:20am. We hope... More
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Leann O
10 August 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Leann O, Luckily for our guests there is no better time of day to see Whales. We see Whales just as much on the morning tours as we do in the afternoon or evening. Killer Whales don't sleep like humans do. They do... More
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scotty2121
13 April 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry! The Marauder IV really is a great vessel, with truly terrific crew who care passionately about our mammals and ecosystems. The crew are the true gems of our company, interested in sharing... More
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