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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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US$94.33*
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
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US$94.33*
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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
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US$141.08*
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time on this whale watching trip. The boat, the Catalina Adventure is fast and smooth. There is a small snack area with reasonably priced snacks and drinks, free coffee and tea. There was lots of room on board although the decks...More

Thank KitTexas
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing a detailed review of your time on board with us! We love to hear that you appreciated the educational materials on board along with the added complimentary amenities like coffee and tea. We are always more than happy to assist however...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait about 15 minutes for people coming from another pick up point but they did not cut our trip short. We got the full 3 hours. We did not see any orcas but saw at least 6 grey whales with one breaching...More

Thank skyhawk13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dream of seeing an Orca whale in its true habitat was one we had shared for years and was one of the main reasons we took this trip to Canada for my 55th birthday. All these dreams were placed in the hands of Orca...More

Thank CPM_62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose Orca Spirit with my family for a 3hours round trip on a Zodiac in August. We left the dock on time, for almost 2 hours we were full speed (at the end children on the boat couldn't wait for the boat to stop...More

Thank Carole P
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Carole, Thank you for taking the time to review your whale watching experience with us, we value your comments and feedback. We are sorry to hear that your whale watching experience was anything less than that what you had anticipated going into the tour....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a tour in September. The weather was calm and made for smooth sailing. The crew were great, friendly and very knowledgeable. We had approximately 15 sightings of a couple of Orca whale. The crew were able to give specific information about each of the...More

Thank Enza G
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Enza, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! We love hearing from guests that have enjoyed their time on the water with us. We are so pleased that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the time this is a must. Alex our guide was great, he knew exactly where to go. As other boats chased the whales he waiting and it paid off. We had an 8m male breach right next our boat them swam straight...More

Thank Chris A
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Chris, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! WOW - It sounds like patience certainly paid off during your tour. What a truly unique experience that must have been, and in a zodiac where you are almost at the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on the 17:00 zodiac trip with Captain Gregory on 3rd August and had an amazing experience. After leaving the harbour we briefly saw a humpback whale and then travelled on to meet up with L pod. We shadowed the pod of about 25...More

Thank Andrew4L
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Andrew, One word can describe your tour: WOW! In the Salish Sea we are incredibly lucky to have a number of different types of whales. We are so pleased that you were able to see one of the Southern Resident Orca pods as well...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We had a tour with Orca Spirit adventures in Victoria BC. We had a all female crew from the Captain on down. The were all very good and knowledgeable. Everyone was very friendly. One of the crew members was a biologist. Within a few minutes...More

Thank John K
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello John, What an incredible tour! This is not something that we see often, and how exciting for you to find yourself sharing in this moment! Our naturalists are incredibly passionate about the wildlife and love to take the opportunity that they have working on...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This experience was definitely on my bucket list and it did not disappoint. We went with Captain Mick on a zodiac boat. He was very educative and funny. We were lucky enough to spot a mom Humpback whale and her calf and 2 orca families....More

1  Thank Wieke00
OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for your recent whale watching tour in Victoria! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words, we will be sure to pass along your review to Mick, your driver. We hope you will join...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We booked an early morning trip to see Whales - I rang the day before,as required, to confirm our trip and was informed where and at what time to attend. We were booked on the 'covered' boat - be aware, you can sit inside the...More

Thank 15naples
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your amazing day of whale watching! We are incredibly lucky to have so many different species of whales in our waters, and it is very exciting that during your three hour tour you were...More

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Caitlinelisem412
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
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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
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Matta2309
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.
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