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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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...more
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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
+1 250-384-4444
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Reviewed today

This was such a wonderful experience! Ian was an amazing tour guide, and very knowledgabale! We felt like whale chasers! We got to see so much wildlife! highly recommend this tour if you are visiting the area!

Thank dscorey1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was amazing!! Worth every penny. They had suits for us to wear, a survival flotation type. I was worried about being cold, but with the suit and a lightweight jacket, it was fine on a sunny fall day. Our guide took us out near...More

Thank LV-and-BF
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky enough to go out on a bright sunny day with very calm waters. The good luck continued when the crew found a couple of humpback whales that were lunge feeding out by the lighthouse. We took lots of great photos, learned a...More

Thank Calgarypro
Reviewed 3 days ago

We set off with high hopes knowing there are resident pods of Orcas close by and we were not disappointed. We were out in the boat for a long time (few hours but just lost track of time) - saw Orcas - one breached -...More

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our party of 6 had a fantastic trip whale watching on the zodiac. I think we were lucky with the conditions, the weather was dull but the sea extremely calm. We got to see killer whales and seals and lots of sea birds. Our captain...More

Thank Derek7852
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the orca and whale tour on an a perfect Octobers day. The tour was very professionally run with great commentary from nature guides who answered many questions and gave great insights to both orcas and whales. We very very lucky to see both species...More

Thank Simbar80
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly amazing and unforgettable experience! Very professional crew that shared their extensive knowledge, making it even more enjoyable. Spent 3 hours and lost count of the number of whales we saw besides seals and sea otters!

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the largest boat (61 ft) and spent a fantastic 3 hours finding Humpback whales and Orcas, visiting the sea lions, seals and even saw an Otter. The boat is very comfortable, fast, warm if you need to be and perfect for the job....More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ventured out in the covered vessel which was more than comfortable. We were fortunate that the weather was almost perfect with clear skies and calm waters. The staff were very informative and happy to answer any questions. We were fortunate to see a pod of...More

Thank Paul S
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow Paul S, Your tour sounds just perfect. Killer Whales and Humpback Whales and all so close to Victoria. How lucky! Wild animals are totally unpredictable and we never know where they are going to be at the start of each day. The day you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Victoria. The gal working the desk was so very pleasant and friendly. She makes you sign a release stating that you are fit enough for the boat ride and do not have back or neck issues...More

Thank Chuck B
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chuck B, Thank you so much for your detailed review. Thank you also for your kind comments about the office staff and your Zodiac guide. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and breathtaking tours. It is so nice to see that validated...More

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May 4, 2018|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hello Denise! Thank you for touching base. You have such a good question and one that I wish I could answer. The truth is that sightings are truly random throughout the day and do not seem to correlate with the time of... More
April 21, 2017|
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
Leann O
August 10, 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