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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour

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    What to Expect
    Three hours in length, April through October are the ideal whale watching months. In this peak season, we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient & resident orcas, humpback, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Stellar and California seal lions, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles.

    Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary whale watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.

    For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

    Traveler pickup is offered
    To request a shuttle pick up from your downtown Victoria Hotel, please call our office 24 hours prior to your tour departure.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Complimentary hotel shuttle pick up
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately
    • Not suitable for pregnant women
    • Not suitable for participants with pre-existing injuries and/or health conditions
    • Minimum age of 6 years old
    • This experience requires good ocean conditions. If it is cancelled due to poor conditions, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was June 14, the last night of our Princess Alaskan cruise. We had been on several excursions that week and had seen quite a few humpbacks, but it has always been my dream to see orca whales, and thanks to Orca Spirit, we did!! It was the evening tour, and we weren't out very
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    Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hello SunsetBeachLover725, Wow - What a review! Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. Reading this has put a smile on all of our faces! We are so glad to hear that this tour was so incredible. It is always an amazing experience seeing Orcas in their natural habitat and we are thrilled that we were able to share this moment with you! Thank you for mentioning our passionate crew. We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing team and we are glad they helped make this experience a memorable one! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our Flickr page to view photos from your tour and others that day, they are free to download! Thank you for joining us and we can't wait to see you again! Sincerely, Rebeca Marketing Coordinator
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    Our skipper made every effort to find killer whales and humpbacks, and succeeded! He knows a lot about the animals. We were also treated to wonderful sights of the Salish Sea and a glorious sunset. The trip was extended to give us an extra chance to see humpbacks. As a bonus, we
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    Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
    Responded 17 Dec 2019
    Hello Roman, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor! It's always a pleasure sharing the gentle giants of the Salish Sea with our guests. Both Killer whales and Humpbacks sounds like a dream come true! I'll be sure to share your comments with your skipper and the rest of the team. They will be so happy to know that they made your experience a memorable one! We hope to welcome you onboard again soon! Sincerely, Rebeca Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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    We took a zodiac tour in early November and were thrilled to see a transient pod of Orca and a grouping of about 8 Humpback whales. The staff were very knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and organized. Most importantly, our captain Evan was very careful with regards to keeping
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    Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
    Responded 20 Nov 2019
    Hi Ophelia! Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave such a glowing review on Trip Advisor! It sounds that this trip was nothing short of spectacular - We’re so happy we were able to share these amazing creatures with you! I have passed along your feedback to Taylor and Evan, they are so happy to hear you had an unforgettable experience :) Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you again the next time you are back in Victoria! Sincerely, Rebeca Marketing Coordinator
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    Obviously from the title you will deduce that we saw lots of Whales - clearly you can be unlucky however the zodiacs have the speed to reach places where there are sightings - would do this one again
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    Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
    Responded 14 Oct 2019
    Hello Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent whale watching tour on Trip Advisor! We're so glad that you had an outstanding trip and that you saw lots of whales! We hope to see you on board again sometime soon! Sincerely, Rebeca & The Orca Spirit Adventures Crew
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    Whale watching trip on the 24th September at 10.00 hours. Was picked up from our hotel on time which was great. Got on the grey boat and off we went all excited. The sea was rough which was ok but the captain of the boat was going very fast and we were all getting wet. Didn't
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    Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
    Responded 25 Oct 2019
    Hello Richard, We are saddened to hear of your dissatisfaction. During our tours, we strive to showcase as much wildlife as possible to our guests. All of our vessels are in communication with each other and the other whale watching vessels in the industry before and during tours. Had wildlife been spotted at a closer distance, requiring less travel, your captain would have taken you to those animals. On zodiac vessel tours, guests are required to wear a full cruiser suit, which is a Transport Canada requirement, but unfortunately are not fully waterproof. These rigid hull inflatable vessels are known for their ability to handle all types of weather and water conditions, while still offering a safe and exciting ride. Zodiac vessels are known for their safety and seaworthiness; they are the vessel of choice for Coast Guards around the world. Passenger safety is our number one priority and our captains are trained and certified in operating the vessel in all wind, weather, and sea conditions. Your captain did his best to maneuver the vessel in the most comfortable way for all guests onboard, however, despite his best efforts, the conditions caused a more turbulent ride. We are sorry that you were not provided with assistance to return to your hotel, we endeavor to take care of our guests in the best way possible, from the moment the reservation is made to their departure from our office. We are disappointed that we fell short on this occasion. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at rebeca@orcaspirit.com. Sincerely, Rebeca Sales Coordinator
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    By: Orca Spirit Adventures
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    SunsetBeachLover725
    Springfield, IL
    138
    Orca Spirit Adventures Evening Tour THE BEST!
    It was June 14, the last night of our Princess Alaskan cruise. We had been on several excursions that week and had
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    Roman W
    London, United Kingdom
    2735
    Great fun and success despite so-so weather conditions
    Our skipper made every effort to find killer whales and humpbacks, and succeeded! He knows a lot about the
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    Natalie5722020
    12
    Highly recommend - even in inclement weather!
    The team at Orca Spirit Adventures did their best to ensure our experience was top notch. It was a cold and damp
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    Ophelia B
    Calgary, Canada
    25
    A Magical Experience
    We took a zodiac tour in early November and were thrilled to see a transient pod of Orca and a grouping of about 8
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    bart917
    Braintree, United Kingdom
    134
    Whale watching
    A perfect trip,we got picked up from our hotel and taken to the boat.The crew were so knowledgeable about the
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    safarited
    Darlington, UK
    4313
    Awesome Orcas....
    We were on a Zodiac Tour with Captain Mick and our first ever view of Orcas will stay with us forever. The Zodiac
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    602deel
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    6931
    What a Whale of a Day !
    Me, I love to go whale watching and have tried on many occasions to get out and spy one or two, so this time I was
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    jjcoffman
    Parker, Colorado
    642117
    Humpback Whales!
    Dress warm, and enjoy not only the beautiful scenery but the whales! We were disappointed to not see orcas but it
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    Anna M
    Dubendorf, Switzerland
    10
    The most disappointing and expensive experience ever
    We got to see several times for 2-3 seconds a fin of an Orca from a distance of approx. 200m. No other whales. Not
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    Chip J
    Tucson, Arizona
    4317
    We saw whales! Excellent guides...
    We'd previously done whale watching in Victoria (in May) and got shut out -- no whales seen. This visit was in
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    Cal4747
    10
    Incredible! Saw Humpbacks, Orcas and Sea Lions!
    My first ever whale watching experience and it was even better than I expected. The staff were all extremely
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    Stephen R
    Darwen, England, United Kingdom
    16570
    Oustanding trip
    Obviously from the title you will deduce that we saw lots of Whales - clearly you can be unlucky however the
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    Nairn_11
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    106
    An Afternoon to Remember
    Orca Spirit Adventures provided a great and memorable afternoon not only in finding a pod of orcas who we observed
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    Richard C
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    2111
    Scary very wet whale watching, it wasn't raining.
    Whale watching trip on the 24th September at 10.00 hours. Was picked up from our hotel on time which was great.
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    LSheil
    20
    Excellent experience, great guides
    Have had a fabulous trip ...saw orcas and humpbacks as well as other marine mammals. Guide was exceedingly
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