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Orca Spirit Adventures

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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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Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company offering carbon neutral tours led by certified marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. Come aboard to experience the wild! Orca Spirit is Gold certified with Green Tourism Canada and continually look for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives. Three hours in length, April through October are the ideal whale watching months. In this peak season, we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient & resident orcas, humpback, 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 whale watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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No orcas and the boat only followed two small whales for 45 minutes or so. If we had been told that no other boats had sited orcas we would never have gone on this very rough and long boat trip.

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Booked a covered vessel whale watching trip on the 16th. There are two docks and we went to the wrong one. But Bob the bus driver dropped us to the other dock. Double check this though as it’s a pain waiting for a lift back...More

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The crew was knowledgeable and so friendly! Our trip up until then hadn’t gone as expected, but they really turned our vacation around!

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Our family of 5 did the Zodiac boat to see the whales. We saw both humpback and orcas. Our guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the whales. Also the Zodiac is a lot of fun w/twists and turns - the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went out with OSA on Canada Day and the sea was a bit rough. We saw harbour seals and bald eagles but no whales. We sat upstairs for most of the journey but, at the point the crew seemed to give up on finding...More

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So worth going to see the whales. We saw only the tail of a humpback, however then about 12 “resident” orcas decided it was time to display themselves off to the very best. What a wonderful few hours. Even the crew on the boat were...More

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Hello Jill! Thank you so much for sharing your review of your recent whale watching tour with us! Our team is always overjoyed when we see the Southern Resident Killer Whales as they return to our waters each summer to feed on chinook salmon. There...More

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susanmoorhouse152
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
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Caitlinelisem412
March 10, 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
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Steve C
November 30, 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
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