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Whale watching in April in Victoria

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Whale watching in April in Victoria

I will be attending a conference in Victoria, BC in mid-April. What are the chances that I will see whales if I go whale watching? I'm reading that summer months are better.

I'd like a longer tour - 3.5-4 hours. Which whale watching companies are best for this type of tour?


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1. Re: Whale watching in April in Victoria

Here's a link to some pretty thorough info on whale watching out of Victoria.


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I'm not sure the local pods are back in the area yet (that's usually late April/early May) but I've been seeing reports of transient orca sightings. I'd probably go with a company that uses zodiacs, since they have the speed to go further out from Victoria so you're more likely to see whales if they are within range.

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3. Re: Whale watching in April in Victoria

check out this info on TA:


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4. Re: Whale watching in April in Victoria

Typically, April is not a great month for whale sightings. Peak season for whale watching is June, July, August. However, I have been hearing numerous reports of whale sightings recently so you might just get lucky!

Although zodiacs are fun, I would choose a covered boat if the weather is cool. Also, it's a bit early in the season and not all companies are operating. It's basically just Eagle Wing and Prince of Whales. I would choose Eagle Wing - they take better care of you and they're rated #1 on Trip Advisor!

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