We were assured that there were Orcas seen on the previous days tours. According to the guy in the office there were upwards of 60 Orcas viewed. We really wanted to see Orcas in the wild. We are fully aware that anything like a whale watching tour is subject to nature and is a gamble as to whether you see anything or not. However, all we saw was ONE humpback whale at a great distance ( they are not allowed to go any closer than 200 meters) and it was only shallow diving. We did get some pictures of its dorsal side. Other than that and a few ugly harbour seals we didn't see much. This trip cost over $200 for a couple and we were crammed into the boat for 2.5 hours with tons of kids running all over the place. ( some parents are very relaxed about letting their small children run all over a boat that is clipping along at 20 knots- smarten up people.) It sure wasn't what I hoped it would be.We went out whale watching a couple of years ago in Tofino, had a blast and saw tons of wild life. I guess it just depends on the season and the animals, it's a gamble I know, but this just felt a little like a rip off. Save your money on whale watching in Victoria.
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