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“Zodiac whale watching”

SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds! Enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations. Or, join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs. SPORTFISH year round for Salmon & Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sporfisher.
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

What a hoot. Office staff very informative and accommodating. Choice of 2 types of boat - Zodiac is more fun, quicker and better if you suffer from seasickness (counter intuitively). You'll get a bit damp (spray) but laugh your socks off. Our driver/guide Mark really flexible and knowledgeable (he stayed out an extra 20 mins so we could get close to some humpback whales). You'll pay about $100 each - well worth it fora 3 hour experience. Layer up though cos it gets cold on the water.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DGregsonSmith
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Dear DGregsonSmith,
Thanks so much for the great review! It’s so great to hear that you saw some Humpback Whales and that you found all of our staff, both in the office and Mark out on the water, to be helpful and knowledgeable. You’re right; the Zodiacs certainly are a hoot!
Thanks again for joining us during your visit to Victoria. We’d love to see you again sometime!
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We went out on a Zodiac boat with Capt. Greg and it was awesome! We saw lots of whales and Greg really made the trip fun! I highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Talia S
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Dear Talia S,
Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and for joining us on one of our Zodiacs. It sounds like you had a pretty amazing day! We are glad you got to see plenty of whales and also to hear that Greg helped make your trip so fantastic.
Thanks again for your review; we hope you decide to join us for another trip one day!
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Greg was an awesome captain with a lot of knowledge of the area and the sea life that we were surrounded by. His enthusiasm towards making sure we all had a great trip was awesome. Would definitely recommend doing this in the Zodiac boat as it makes for a thrill seeking adventure as well as seeing the beautiful whales. You cannot beat being out on the ocean seeing the majestic whales in their natural habitat up close and seeing how big they truly are.
Thanks for an amazing tour.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Connor I
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Dear Connor I
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of SpringTide!
All of our Captains are very passionate and love sharing their wealth of knowledge and making sure everyone has the best time. We are so glad to hear you had fun with your Captain. We definitely agree that there is nothing better than being out on the ocean with whales in their natural habitat, especially on a Zodiac!
It sounds like you had such a wonderful day. Thanks again for the great review and we hope to see you again one day.
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Awesome experience! Ask for Capt Greg and go out on the Zodiac. Loads of fun and Capt Greg was knowledgable not only about where to find whales, Orca's and sea lions, but able to talk about the ecosystem and many facts. Highly recommend Spring Tide and especially Capt Greg.

Alan R, United States

Date of experience: September 2016
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Dear Alan R,
Thank you so much for your review of SpringTide! All of our crew are so dedicated to giving their passengers a fun, educational, and memorable experience by sharing their knowledge and passion. We are so happy to hear that Greg exceeded all of your expectations and that you had such an awesome trip out on the Zodiac!
Thanks again for joining us.
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Very well managed and with very friendly motivation and support by Captain Ian Roberts and all the staff
We have been supported very effectively in the escursion and to have all the scientific and enviromental information

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cosimop552
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Dear Cosimo P
Thanks for your review of SpringTide! We are glad to hear you had a great time with us and received some interesting information! All of our staff are incredibly knowledgeable and love to share as much as they can with all of our passengers.
Thank you again for your kind words and thanks for joining us.
Sincerely,
Fiona Fogarty
Guest Services Manager

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