Nature & wildlife tours in Vancouver Island

THE 10 BEST Vancouver Island Nature & Wildlife Tours

Nature & Wildlife Tours in Vancouver Island

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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C$249.00
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Full-day Tours
3 hours
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C$123.00
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5 hours
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C$165.99
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3 hours
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C$193.99
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3 hours
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C$123.00
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Air Tours
1 day
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C$538.55
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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C$129.00
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4 hours
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C$172.92
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Shore Excursions
3 hours
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C$167.49
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Private Sightseeing Tours
1–2 hours
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C$315.00
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4 hours
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C$203.00
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Shore Excursions
3–4 hours
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C$178.12
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3 hours
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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C$182.00
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3 hours
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  • C D
    Cleveland, OH147 contributions
    Our tour guide, Anthony, was fantastic!!! He was very informative and knowledgeable about the area. He was also, pleasant and personable. All times were on spot! Anthony would give passengers choices as to which direction they preferred. So glad we had Anthony as our guide. He took us the scenic route around the island which was gorgeous! Butchart Gardens was a gorgeous must see. Unbelievable!
    Written January 9, 2023
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  • Frank S
    Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
    My wife and I enjoy very much for this tour. We watched two huckaback whales, a group of dolphins and big sea lion families during the tour. It’s really a wonderful tour. Thanks captain, tour guide and Five Star Whale Watching for their knowledge, good and kind services, definitely recommend this wonderful tour.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • Escape305053
    Atlanta, GA3 contributions
    Richard was great and very knowledgeable!! We added an extra hour and went to the top of the mountain! Learned a lot about the whole island, not just the tourist spots!
    Written August 30, 2022
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • amanda g
    4 contributions
    We were warmly greeted at reception and immediately impressed by the contemporary relaxed atmosphere the Clayton Hotel.
    Our junior suit was very spacious warm and comfortable.
    The early evening cocktails were very good, made by Dominc who was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly .
    The breakfast was thoroughly enjoyable, in particular the vitality bar. The choice of hot food was excellent, and again professional, curtious and friendly service.
    Our overall experience was a delightful and relaxing..
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • Joan B
    5 contributions
    We had one day to travel from Vancouver, do 2 high teas and tour the Butchart Gardens. This was THE way to go. They were so helpful when we made reservations on the phone and so helpful when we checked in. They got us on an earlier plane back that night. Their scheduling of plane, bus transport and garden tickets was so dependable and made it so easy to do. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Written September 15, 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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  • cstarnes2017
    Nanaimo, Canada14 contributions
    Great beautiful views of the coast and strait of Georgia. It is pretty much a return flight from Nanaimo but really cool especially if you have never experienced this before.Sechelt is a cute little town with a great swimable beach.
    Written July 29, 2021
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  • MBain
    South Queensferry11 contributions
    We had an excellent trip with Ocean Ecoventures. We had Tax as our captain, who was brilliant. The information she was able to give us really enhanced our trip and her ability to identify each whale activity was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see 8 humpbacks on our trip and being able to spend time watching them, listening to them and even smelling their breath is a memory that will last. Would thoroughly recommend this trip.
    Written September 29, 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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  • Cathy C
    5 contributions
    It was an enjoyable and informative tour of older Victoria. Our guide was able to answer all of our questions and when she didn’t know she said we’ll have to look that one up. Chuck was an easy going and obedient horse. Love that he joined the dialogue at times.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Nancy Taylor-Fraser
    2 contributions
    The best part of our tour was seeing Potamus the humpback whale! It was amazing. We started off with a group of 5 orcas. Further on we found the humpback whale, Potamus. He was sleeping for about 15 minutes and then he woke up and started slapping his tail on the water. He must've done this about 15 times, it was so exciting and a once in a lifetime experience for me and my daughter. We also saw a turkey vulture, and harbour seals. Rodrigo and Allie were our Captain and Guide. There were both very knowledgeable and friendly. We were very happy that we came for this tour. We would highly recommend this. My daughter, Jenn who is 40, took a screenshot of the video she got while Potamus was slapping his tale for us. Thank you so much, Allie and Rodrigo. 🐋 We loved it! 💙
    Written August 17, 2022
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