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Orca Spirit Adventures

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Victoria, Canada
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About Orca Spirit Adventures
Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company, offering carbon neutral tours led by captains and naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. April through October are the peak whale watching months and during this time we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including humpback whales, transient & resident orcas, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life. Choose between a covered vessel with indoor and outdoor viewing areas and the 12-passenger zodiac vessel, for the more wild at heart. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria. Tour length is 3-hours.
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Embark on a whale-watching excursion onboard a small Zodiac boat that allows up-close encounters with marine life. As you search for whales, enjoy an intimate experience that you can’t get on larger whale-watching tours. Additionally, the small group size means you don’t have to compete for a spot at the rail when you want to take a photo or enjoy the views.
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3 hours
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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3 hours
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

Join Orca Spirit for an unhurried adventure along the glacier-carved shoreline of the Juan de Fuca Strait, BC. In addition to whale and wildlife watching, we’ll cruise by the Lighthouse at Carmanah, Sea Lion Rock, and the West Coast & Juan de Fuca Trails.

Keep your eyes peeled for telltale blows off in the distance and black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests nearby.
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3 hours 30 minutes
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Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

Get up close and personal with the ocean and its incredible marine wildlife during this whale watching excursion from Victoria. Climb onboard a Zodiac boat equipped with padded bench seats and cruise the sea at up to 35-knots while your marine naturalist explains the area and animals around you. Head for the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait and lookout for humpback whales, otters, seals sealions, and birds.
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3 hours
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Victoria Sunset Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

You will travel on board in the comfort of a covered vessel with on-board bathrooms, snacks and drinks available for purchase, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas to experience the world’s best location to view whales in the wild. On this three-hour tour from Victoria, British Columbia, immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its migrating orca whales. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such as Resident and Transient Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds to name a few!
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3 hours
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zach s wrote a review Feb. 2021
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It’s is the best thing I’ve done in Victoria, we saw lots of wildlife, porpoises and seals, etc. the captain was hella knowledgeable about anything you ask, I would pay 2X the price just for the ride through the waves, both me and my girl had the time of our lives! If you get the chance, do it, this place rips!!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Responded Feb. 18, 2021
Hello zachsB5941RI, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us an awesome review on your recent winter wildlife tour! We are thrilled to that you saw lots of wildlife on your tour and had an adventurous time out on the Salish Sea with Captain Matt. Thank you for your recommendation to our future guests! We hope that we can welcome you on board with us soon. Kind regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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ellamay wrote a review Jan. 2021
agassiz5 contributions
Orca Spirit Adventure accommodated me for a spur of the moment trip to see Humbacks and Sea Lions. I was so grateful for their willingness to adjust my departure time so I could get better light for my photographs. Matt my guide was incredibly knowledgeable! He was also fantastic at navigating the waves so the boat ride was smooth! I can't wait to book another adventure with Orca Spirit soon!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Responded Jan. 28, 2021
Hello ellamay67, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review on your recent whale watching tour! We are thrilled that we were able to get you out on to the Salish Sea to experience the magnificent creatures that call it their home. We hope that you were able to capture some once-in-a-lifetime photos! We are so fortunate to have Matt as part of our crew I will absolutely pass along your kind words to him. We can't wait to welcome you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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Gary J wrote a review Nov. 2020
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked the beginning of November and they told us they had seen a few whales over the last week. We couldn't go out for 2 days due to weather. The office staff is super friendly and helpful!! Along comes Friday (Nov 6) , the weather is beautiful! Matt and Alex take us out. AMAZING!! Within 15 min we're watching orcas, including the (recently) famous T'luk, look him up!! Really cool!! As we were all admiring the orcas, Matt noticed humpback whale blows. Off we went and watched a humpback whale spout many times including showing its full tail twice!! Amazing!! After that we went to see harbour seals, California seal lions and Stellar sea lions. All wonderful and amazing!! What a great day!! Thank you Matt!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Responded Nov. 10, 2020
Hello GaryJ968, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing review on Trip Advisor! We are so happy that the weather cooperated and we were able to get you on the water. WOW!- It sounds like it was an incredible day to be out exploring the Salish Sea with Captain Matt and Alex. I will be sure to pass along your kind words. Little T'Luk is one of our crews and guests favourite whale and it's always exciting to see him while on tour along with all of the other wildlife that calls the Salish Sea home. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and hope to welcome you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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Diane wrote a review Nov. 2020
Delta, Canada1 contribution
What an amazing experience! Upon check in we meet Hayley! She started it off on the right foot with her amazing personality! Out trip started at 1pm and my first picture of a whale was at 1:15pm, we seen everything from sea otters, Orca, humpbacks and a baby whale! Our tour guide Mick Miller was absolutely amazing, his intuitions were often correct on where the Orca was going. (I know this may not be normal especially in October) I would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded Nov. 10, 2020
Hello Diane P, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a five star review on your recent whale watching trip! We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing tour on the Salish Sea with captain Mick and are so happy that you were able to see so much wildlife so soon in to your adventure! We are very fortunate to be surrounded by these animals and love being able to showcase it to our guests. Thank you for mentioning our amazing crew I will be sure to pass along your kind words! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and we look forward to welcoming you on board with us again in the future! Best regards, The Orca Spirit Crew
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Tricia C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Colborne, Ontario, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
We had an incredible experience with Sarah. We were very comfortable in our floatation suits despite the chilly October air. I am prone to sea sickness and didn’t feel sick even once. We saw multiple families of humpback whales and then hustled to see a pod of orcas, including a rare white one. We were allowed as much time as we wanted to sit and watch them swim around. Because Sarah didn’t have another toured booked right away, she offered to keep us out a little longer to get in more viewing time. We finished off driving by Race Rock to see hundreds of sea lions. Sarah was very knowledgeable about the whales and their habits. I highly recommend this your.
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Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures
Responded Oct. 28, 2020
Hi TriciaC319, Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave such a glowing review on Trip Advisor! It sounds that this trip was nothing short of spectacular - We’re so happy we were able to share these amazing creatures with you! I have passed along your kind words to Captain Sarah, she is so happy to hear you had an unforgettable experience :) Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you again the next time you are back in Victoria! Sincerely, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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