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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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    What to Expect
    Board an open-air zodiac-style vessel at the Victoria harbor and settle in for your 3-hour whale-watching cruise. These boats are equipped with bright yellow inflatable collars and a stable design that cushions your ride and guarantees maximum buoyancy even if the sea conditions are rough. These specially powered boats can cover over 100 miles in one trip, maximizing the distance you can travel on your tour and the amount of time you are ultimately able to spend viewing whales and other marine wildlife.

    On your 3-hour cruise, travel along the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, making stops at several points of interest. The boat will be positioned parallel to the animals, so you can enjoy fantastic photo opportunities. All the while, you will be fully entertained and educated by the industry’s best marine adventure guides.

    All passengers must wear a Mustang Survival flotation suit for their entire cruise. These suits are designed to protect from cold weather and use closed-cell foam to offer flotation in the event of an emergency. There is a large inventory of flotation suits of varying size and can accommodate all ages. There are also changing facilities and lockable storage on board for your convenience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Prince of Whales Whale Watching - Downtown Victoria
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Whale and marine life watching tour on a 12-passenger open-aired zodiac boat
    • Expert Guide/Skipper
    • Live commentary
    • All-weather exposure flotation suits, hats & gloves provided for all guests
    • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate upon return from the tour
    • 95-98% Whale Sighting Success Rate
    • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • 2 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not suitable for participants with back or neck problems, pregnant women, participants with recent surgeries
    • There is a minimum passenger height restriction of 4ft (120cm)
    • Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check in. Participants must be 19 years of age, or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date/time/vessel or 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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    Russ took us out on the zodiac and went right to the hot spot where they had been sighting them the past few days. Little did we know that we stopped almost on top of two whales. They surfaced about twenty five feet from our boat and then went right under the front of the boat.
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    Staff were very friendly and informative. The pre-brief was good. The zodiac is a good way to get up close with the whales (safely) and we saw a number of Killer Whales on our tour. The boat does go extremely fast though so be warned if you aren't a fan of that - the wind burn
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    We went out on the zodiac and saw some humpback whales which were huge! The on the way back our captain told us he got word of some orca that were in the other direction. He offered to extend our trip by a half hour so we could make it to them. Obviously we all jumped at the
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    Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
    Responded 5 days ago
    Hello Amy, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful trip with Jasper and got the opportunity to encounter both humpbacks and orcas!! Thank you for your kind words and we hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to the area! We hope to see you in the future :)
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    Absolutely great time. We saw humpbacks and orcas and enjoyed it very much. Jasper was wonderful and a great source of info. Loved the trip and would recommend to most anyone. I am not young and do have some arthritis and back issues but at least on our relatively calm day, the
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    Response from Bryttni_pow, Marketing at Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hello Julie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We appreciate it, and are so happy to hear you got to see humpbacks and orcas. Jasper is a gem and we are so lucky to have him as a part of our team, I will definitely pass along your kind words. Enjoy the rest of your visit to the area and come back out with us in the future!
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    Even though the weather was bad we still had a great time and saw some orcas. Our guide Austen was very knowledgeable and gave us the confidence to know we were in good hands our entire trip.
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    Response from Bryttni_pow, Marketing at Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us!! We are proud to have Austen as part of the team and will be sure to share your kind words with him. We would love to have you on board again, hopefully next time it will be sunny and calm :)
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