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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We went in a three hour afternoon trip. We saw humpback whales, sea lions, harp seals and sea otters. Wow! We also got a chance to snack on bull kelp - yum, yum. The staff was friendly, organized and quite knowledgable. Well worth the money!

Date of experience: August 2016
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Dear DL N,
Thank you for your review of SpringTide! It sounds like you had an awesome time and got to see lots of wildlife! Getting to munch on bull kelp is quite the experience – we’re glad to hear that you thought it was so tasty!
Thanks again for taking the time to write a review and thanks for joining us.
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Went whale watching for the first time with Spring Tide and I have lived in Victoria all my life, so glad I went. Greg A. was our captain and he was excellent! Very knowledgeable, friendly and tried his best to get our group excited and revved up. Come on people we are out on the water on a beautiful day and we saw transient Orca whales, humpback whales, seals and seal lions on race rocks. Doesn't get any better than that ! The ride is as good as you want it to be. Only thing I wished for was that the group I was with showed abit more excitement, they were very subdued. I loved it !

Date of experience: August 2016
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Dear 565gibletc,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review of SpringTide on TripAdvisor! We absolutely love when locals experience the beauty of the Salish Sea and the incredible wildlife that we are so lucky to have close by!
Greg is an awesome Skipper, and it sounds like you had a fabulous trip! I’m sure Greg appreciated your enthusiasm for the trip even if the rest of the passengers were a little quiet.
Thanks again for joining us and for the great review! We would love to see you again some time.
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

Went out on an evening fast rib trip skippered by Greg. Brilliant mix of white knuckle ride, entertaining and fantastic views of multiple humpback whales in a mix of locations. Greg really knew his stuff and ensured we had a great evening out. Thoroughly recommend it

Date of experience: July 2016
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Dear R E,
Thanks for writing such a great review of SpringTide! We are so happy to hear that your evening out on the Zodiac with Greg was enjoyable and full of Whales! He is an awesome Skipper and Guide, and you are right in saying that he really knows his stuff. He definitely does all he can to give his passengers the best experience possible! We’re lucky to have him as part of our team.
Thanks again for joining us and for recommending us!
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is well worth your money and time! The staff was amazing and knowledgeable, we seen multiple humpback whales one of which played alongside our boat for about 5 minutes, and they even have hot drinks and coats/pants to keep you warm! Our captain Ian even personally emailed us video footage he took of the day! Best thing we did in Victoria!

Date of experience: July 2016
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Dear bnsiwy,

Wow, thanks for the awesome review! It is so nice to hear that you had an awesome experience out on Marauder IV with us. Captain Ian and all of the crew on board our vessels are truly dedicated to giving their passengers a fun and personal trip! It sounds like the Humpback Whale on your tour was especially friendly – it is so neat to see these massive creatures so close up!

Thanks again for joining us! We’d love to see you again next time you are in Victoria.

Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

Our family of 3 had a great time with the crew. We were lucky enough to see a very playful group of Orcas. This trip met all my expectations and was worth every penny!

Date of experience: July 2016
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Dear Shawna M,
Thank you for taking the time to review SpringTide on TripAdvisor! We are very happy to hear that your family enjoyed your Whale Watching trip and that you got to see Orcas in their natural habitat! They are such majestic creatures and we love sharing the experience of seeing them with our guests.
Thanks for joining us!
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
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