Boat Tours & water sports in Vancouver Island

THE 10 BEST Vancouver Island Boat Tours & Water Sports

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Vancouver Island

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3 hours
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7–8 hours
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3 hours
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C$123.00
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3–4 hours
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C$178.12
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3 hours
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C$167.49
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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C$129.00
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3 hours
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C$182.00
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3 hours
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4 hours
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3 hours
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3 hours
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C$135.45
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3–4 hours
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C$166.95
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3 days
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  • Erin
    3 contributions
    We saw so many whales (humpbacks and orcas) and sea lions throughout the afternoon. The experienced crew was great and shared their extensive knowledge of whales and other marine life and the ecosystem during the trip. The boat was clean and spacious so passengers could move around for the best vantage point. Highly recommend this tour.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • Sharon W
    2 contributions
    Absolutely gorgeous day and found probably at least 20 humpback whales!!!! Were able to watch them up close for a couple hours!!! And then the sea lions also were amazing!!!!
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • StuGarton
    Kiama, Australia8 contributions
    My girlfriend and I loved the tour. The captain, Laurie, was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic to show us the best wildlife experience she could. We were lucky enough to see Humpback whales, Orca whales, and heaps of sea lions.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Richard S
    2 contributions
    The boat ride thru the islands was worth the trip alone & the magnificent Orford Grizzlys at year-end (Oct) capped our awesome day. The indigenous pilot Ron was a master mariner with the blowing SouthEaster enroute home & the biologist Mairi was informative & chatty & answered our many Q's. A beautiful bucket list accomplished!
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • Chantele H
    3 contributions
    We enjoyed the tour but it was a bit longer of a day than we had thought. It might just be helpful to include an estimated time of return so any other plans can be accounted for. But overall we enjoyed our guide and seeing Victoria
    Written October 21, 2022
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  • Samantha G
    1 contribution
    We are Victoria locals who bid on a voucher to go whale watching with Five Star Whale Watching at an auction. We didnt really expect much as the whales are typically quiet in October but wow were we ever spoiled. Humpbacks and Orcas were all spotted and our Naturalist, Alexa, was so knowledgeable and answered every question we had for her. Captain Andrew was also great. From the booking to the cruise everything was seamless and fantastic. I will be recommending Five Star to anyone visiting.
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • Bailey R
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    This was an incredible day. We got beyond lucky and saw over 25 whales, 2 porpoises, 2 eagles, a sea otter, and countless sea lions.

    The staff were extremely knowledgable, sharing facts and information for the entire three hours.

    I can truly say it was well worth every penny spent. I felt emotional with how many whales we saw and how lucky we were.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • joeywolson
    2 contributions
    My husband and I have been on many whale watching tours in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. This experience was far and above the rest. The pilot steered us to a number of sightings--always a mystical experience. The crew was gracious, informed, educational. This evening will go down in the "favorite memory" file! I've already told friends and family that this Eagle Wing tours in Victoria is the way to go! We will choose them again next time we are in town.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • ira
    Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
    Crew was very knowledgeable and nice, my daughter loved seeing whales, is a unique and exciting experience definitely worth the time and price.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Mark R
    Orlando, FL72 contributions
    Witnessed a LOT of Orca out in the bay, lots of harbor seals sunning on an island near the lighthouse, (and avoiding the Orca), but the BEST was a young humpback whale stayed around our boat for about 20 minutes and LOVED being photographed and on video. BEST time EVER on a cruise excursion. I would definitely do this adventure again.
    Written November 9, 2022
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  • Mark A
    The Villages, FL1 contribution
    I just want to say how enjoyable this tour was and the driver Senan Magennis did a great job and really made the tour fun.
    Written September 7, 2022
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  • Dd H
    3 contributions
    Excellent whale watch! I went on this tour in mid-October. Aly was the marine biologist and Tonio was the pilot. They were very knowledgeable and the narrative enhanced the tour. The information they shared showed their love for the marine life and enjoyment in sharing it with others. I've been on whale watch tours before. This was, by far, the best I've experienced. The people in the office were also incredibly helpful. Well worth the time and money. I'd do it again!
    Written November 11, 2022
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  • Robert
    1 contribution
    This trip was part of my wife’s birthday present.

    Alex, Val, Vanessa were awesome.

    Safety procedure was very well explained,
    Good boat, had no worries regarding the seaworthiness of the vessel.

    Good sightseeing, yes there were whales, but the crew knew where to go to see dolphins too. I didn’t see all because our baby fell asleep on me 💤. My wife and our 3 year old wandered from top to bottom deck, taking it all in.

    Arrival at the dock, our daughter assisted Alex to throw the bumper over. Alex is great with kids 👍🏼

    Thanks for the tour 😊
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • Mei Y
    1 contribution
    Very organized trip. Our guide/driver was awesome, very informative and considerate. One day may be too short for Victoria, but we didn't waste any minutes on the way. I would definitely recommend this one day trip to my friends if they don't have much time to stay. Our driver played the Buthchart Gardens video on the way back, so no need to buy it in the gift store. He also dropped us off to a location closer to our hotel. We really appreciate that especially when we traveled with a kid after a tiring long day. Thank you so much!
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Eyeluv2Travel
    Winnipeg, Canada568 contributions
    Amazing tour with Alex as our guide! We were on our honeymoon and had the best adventure.

    Although the orcas had moved on for the year we saw everything else you could want to check off your list:

    Feeding humpback whales, sea otters, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and pacific white dolphins!

    It was an amazing day on the calmest ocean!

    Alex was very knowledgeable about the island and knew where to go to capture everything we wanted to see!
    Written September 16, 2022
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