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Orca Spirit Adventures

#9 of 37 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Victoria Features Animals
146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and continue to be the leaders in providing the highest level of customer service, education and responsibility found in our industry.
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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Reviewed yesterday

Today's zodiac whale tour was great! We had Captain Gregory Abakhan who was an excellent captain, story teller and tour guide. He made the ride fun and engaging for everyone and he made us all laugh. He is very knowledgable about the area and wildlife...More

Thank plupluplee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took this tour as they have a really high percentage of tours where Orcas are sighted - unfortunately ours was one of the unlucky tours that saw no whales of any sort. The boat was comfy and well equipped, the crew knowledgeable and informative,...More

Thank Elmac2112
Reviewed yesterday

Finding a whale in the immensity of the Pacific Ocean might seem like finding a needle in a haystack... those were my thoughts and my expectations were low. But it did not matter, the ride on the zodiac was in itself an adventure, the scenery,...More

Thank Lidiabelles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my 2nd time whale watching in Victoria. Since my first visit however, I was very saddened to hear that many of the Resident Orca pods we'd seen 6 years ago had diminished or broken apart due to lack of salmon to eat. This...More

Thank MandyJennifer
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked the covered boat trip leaving Victoria at 11.30. For safety reasons numbers are limited on the upper deck but there is plenty of room on the open lower, rear deck as well. So don't worry about views. The trip out was fast and...More

Thank jchickrookery
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a whalewatching trip on a zodiac boat at the end of July with Gregory and had a lot of fun. The trip on the open boat was a thrilling experience by itself. We had to get dressed in red overalls and put lots...More

Thank Cosica70
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time whale watching with them, finding a few humpback whales, the crew were very knowledgable and the vessel worked well. I was a little put off at first being on a big boat, but this was quick and comfortable with plenty...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the covered vessel trip at 11:30am on 14/08/2017. Upon check in at the seaplane centre a free shuttle bus was provided. We were lucky enough to get a space on the rear deck of the vessel (limited to 50). Weather was great, complimentary...More

Thank Rita G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful trip, really friendly and professional staff. They told us lots of fun information and answered a lot of questions. They found a pod of orcas. It looked like this was the pod called 'L.A. Killers'. They are really intense orcas that are known for...More

Thank GUPPIE80
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw a lot of orca/killer whale action in the covered boat. It sailed well and the Crew relayed a lot of interesting info

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10 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
Steve C
30 November 2016|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
30 May 2016|
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Response from fidelisamicus | Reviewed this property |
There were a few kids on my tour , 7 yo would be fine but I'm not sure about the 3 yo. Just be sure to pick the larger boat with covered for a smoother ride. Check the weather forecast before you make a reservation.