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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1119 Wharf St | Beside Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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+1 250-384-4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative, enjoyable and comprehensive whale watching trip out with a great guide who knew all there was to know. Zodiac was great to zoom around in and the co-operative tracking with other boats really helped us find tons of whales. Interesting to see a...More

Thank BobBowowski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How much more memorable can a wedding anniversary date be?? It was mesmerizing, truly blessing to be able to see the orcas after 30-45min of boat ride from the deck in Victoria Harbor. Such a beautiful creature!! I didn’t know how to verbalize my emotion...More

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

Dear Shizuka L, Thank you so much for your detailed review of SpringTide Whale Watching. We really appreciate the positive feedback. Happy Anniversary to you both. It is so lovely to hear that we helped make your special day such a wonderful memory. Watching Whales...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were several mis-cues about where to park the car in order to catch the whale watching charter. Then when we finally got to where we checked in for the excursion, it was 2 blocks or more away from the boat. Once we got on...More

Thank Gene
SpringTideWhaleTours, Sales & Operations Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Gene We are so glad you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for taking the time to comment on the parking. We agree, car parking can be a concern for all businesses in the downtown part of Victoria. We do send out a parking map...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The office staff was extremely helpful and patient with us when the weather deteriorated. Our skipper was Ian who was knowledgeable and skilled when it came to finding wildlife. We saw a humpback whale, sea lions, seals, elephant seals, and an otter. The highlight of...More

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

Hello PurduePolo, Thank you so much for your awesome review and the lovely comments about our Captain and office crew. We all try very hard to make your experience one to remember from start to finish! It sounds like you had a trip of a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really recommend this trip The best tour i’ve ever had Tears in the eyes Thank you Ian for beeing our skipperMore

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

Dear nilsfandrich, Although your review is short and sweet it says everything it needs to! Trips with SpringTide are awesome and trips with SpringTide's Captain Ian are outstanding!!! Thank you so much for reviewing us and for sharing your happiness with everyone here on TripAdvisor....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip with an zodiac boat. I have never seen so much whales before. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I can really recommend this trip.More

Thank Q951XApatrickf
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Q951XApatrickf, Thank you for your review and thank you for the kind comments about our friendly staff. We always go above and beyond for every guest on every tour and it is even better when the whales and wildlife cooperate too :) Thanks so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fiona and Ian, shared an amazing experience. Fiona made sure we were bundled up in warm clothes, a rain suit and full body flotation suit. Ian guided us to a pod of 4 Orca Killer Whales that played for over an hour. At one point...More

Thank NeonShark
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello NeonShark, Wow... thank you so much for your five star review and for your kind comments about Ian and I. We are both with SpringTide over 7 years now and still get excited to meet new people everyday and share BC's stunning wildlife and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the experience of a lifetime with our fantastic guide Ian. I bought this as a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend on the 7th of November, and to our surprise we were the only people who had booked the tour, so luckily had...More

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

Dear marthaclare_, Thank you for reviewing SpringTide - Victoria Whale Watching. I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour so much. No doubt you made a birthday boy very happy indeed! You are correct in saying that your viewing experience was a rare one....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the boat trip last Thursday. I was told the normal whale watching season ended in October,but I just wanted to try my luck. Booked my trip from the visitor center. The Springtide staff were friendly and funny. I was wrapped up in layers...More

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

Hello lbcn, We love your comments especially the funny remark about our giant cruiser suits. We all feel like Michelin men when we put them on but boy they sure do keep the cold out once we are moving fast and they are our lifejacket...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great boat, a great tour, but very few whales to see. We saw some fins at a great distance. There were also more whale watching boats around than there were actual whales! But the tour itself was very good, and the guides were very...More

Thank Paul U
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Paul U, Thank you for sharing your experience online. We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed our tour, our boat and our crew. Our crew work very hard to supply our guests with an outstanding trip every time. Everything in our control...More

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DeniseSLubbock
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
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kimt480
April 21, 2017|
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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
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
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