Nature & Wildlife Tours in Vancouver Island

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Nature & Wildlife Tours in Vancouver Island

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  • Roam673758
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guided tour to butcher garden and Victoria harbor today. Our guide Jessica was incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic day in Victoria. We learnt about history, places and much more. We are well traveled and have high standards, and we were very happy with our tour guide - Jessica was professional and friendly.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Matthew A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The day before was cancelled unfortunately with the weather, but the staff of Richard, Gord, Reid, Rajan, Michael were so understanding. Fortunately I was able to reschedule to the following day and they made it an unforgettable experience, as it was always a dream of mine to see Orcas in the wild. They were so welcoming and friendly and I can't recommend this tour enough.
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • Linda G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip was excellent and Katie couldn’t have done a better job narrating and telling us about the pods we saw. The captain sure navigated us right to the best locations. All in all my experience was incredible’ I would recommend this tour to everyone.
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • Laura S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a knowledgable crew and saw dozens of humpbacks. The seals and sea lions were fun to watch. Great adventure!
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • Sheila F
    Scottsdale, AZ15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The flowers are breathtaking. I went in late September. Want to come back during the summer with roses more in bloom. Also want to see at night!
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • Rayne B
    Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip was amazing! Lori was kind, knowledgeable, precise and safe in her driving of the boat, and invested in our experience and interest in seeing the marine wildlife. She went the extra mile and we really appreciate it!
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • Hilde Kaiser
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spottet a Killer Whale Family, Seals and Humpback whale - it was great !
    Zodiac is fun. Fast, sometimes bumpy . It was quite cold-but the suits we’re very comfortable - even the big sizes 👍 Marc did a great job. Thanks for an unforgettable tour !
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • Jenna K
    Summerland Key, FL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rod,Sam,Tom and Carol were amazing hosts!! It was such a wonderful experience! Saw a mother and baby humpback whales, seals, eagles, sheep. So much to see…The crew was knowledgeable and so friendly! Made us and our service dog Gus feel right at home. Tom took some photos for us and sent them to my husbands phone! All in all such a great experience, would definitely go again and would recommend to friends and family. Mother whales
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Curt
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience…our first sea plane ride was from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver island. The entire process was easy, the views were beautiful and the staff very friendly. I would highly recommend it for a day visit or longer.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Ap
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My fiancé, best friend and I went on the sunset whale watching tour August 19th 2023 and it was an incredible experience! The customer service/tour was really great, we loved the knowledge and insight from Jamie, Algebra, and other crew members Richard, Lindsey, and Rajan. We even got to see a few sightings of killer whales and the sea lions were cool! An experience we would highly recommend! We will definitely be going on another one when we are back in Victoria :)
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • Kaligua R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with James and Sam! We got to see many humpback whales despite it being late in the season. They shared lots of information with us about the species we were seeing and the history of whales in BC.
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • Mary Ryan
    Elgin, IL24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These gardens are not to be missed! Absolutely gorgeous. Caution to those who will push wheelchairs-it is extremely difficult to push the chairs up and down the uneven grounds.
    Written October 21, 2019
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  • sandra T
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fabulous from the start, our tour guide, was so passionate and knowledgeable. The trip was the realisation of a lifetimes, dream. A gift from family, the memories I have and the photos are something I will cherish forever.
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • SamLongBennington
    Newark-on-Trent, UK85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crew all excellent: Derek and Jake talking to us upstairs, Ryan and Jeremy in the wheelhouse. Quite quickly after getting out into open water two humpbacks approached the boat, one a male called Merlin, and an unknown companion. They swam around and underneath the boat for over 30 minutes. The crew’s obvious excitement and delight made us realise that this wasn’t a normal occurrence. Both whales brought their heads out of the water on numerous occasions. Other boats were around, but only after more than half an hour with us did the whales move away. So did we then, and headed to Race Rocks and beyond, where we saw harbour seals, California sea lions, and Steller sea lions. Then turned round to come back to Victoria. A humbling and exhilarating experience. Very glad we did it and we highly recommend Orca Spirit. Thanks again to our brilliant crew, and apologies for only just posting this review now. (This was early September)
    Written March 4, 2024
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