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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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Address: 1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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+1 250-384-4444
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08:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder....

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.

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Magical Sun set trip

On a whim decided to take a whale waching trip. The office is super nice and they give great advice. We had the good fortune as it turned out to get Captain Greg Abakhan. He is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mies L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a whim decided to take a whale waching trip. The office is super nice and they give great advice. We had the good fortune as it turned out to get Captain Greg Abakhan. He is warm, dedicated and knows a lot about the area. He is funny and likes to realy "go for it' The trip it self. I... More 

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Koper, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 3 hour whale watching tour on a Zodiac boat was simply amazing. Captain Greg made sure we enjoyed the tour a lot, so definetely a big special thank you to him. We were lucky enough to see some whales too. This was for sure a great and an unforgettable experience!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This 3 hr whale awatching tour on a Zodiac was awesome thanks To Captain Gregory and his boating skills. He was very informative, found whales for us and provided us with a memorable experience

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Krempe, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and me took today the Zodiac Tour. It was an awesome adventure. We saw a couple of humpback whales and Captain Gregory was a great guide, who made sure that we had a lot of fun.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best whale watching ever. Captain Gregory was so passionate about the area and his job. We had a thrilling zodiac ride and saw a couple of whales and heard a few good tales as well. Thoroughly recommend!

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, we had a very nice excursion aboard the Springtide Boat. We left on time this morning which is a good thing. I hate large groups where you seem to be no faster than the slowest person. That cuts into your tour time! So we were off to a good start on a beautiful calm morning, perfect conditions for getting... More 

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went out and were expected to see whales as the people in the office made us confident we would see killer whales. Ended up only seeing a humpback whale for a glimpse as the waves were massive and the overall trip was boring. The trip was only suppose to be 3 hours long but went way over by the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend these guys over a larger operator. The boat relatively large, modern and clean. 3 crew who are hands on, know the area and easy to talk to (Very approachable). The water was claim especially in the harbour, a little choppy when you get out about an hour offshore. That said I always left safe (it is fitted... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done Springtide & Capt Greg, the trip started with a through safety briefing, following the awkward fitment of the USCG Approved Suits, following a great dialogue from Greg about facts on the harbour, then the fast trip to the whale viewing, with a fantastic event, with multiple sightings of the famous J pod , what a great day, well... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Alex H, Thank you for reviewing SpringTide and for sharing your awesome experience with the world on Trip Advisor! Greg is a great guide, people just love his tours. I know he very much appreciates the kind comments. I am so happy to hear you saw lots of Whales on your trip. Thanks so much for joining us and... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our captain, Greg definitely made our trip extraordinaire! It was our first time whale watching and its one we wont soon forget, from safety expertise we felt we were in good hands from the begging of the tour, We saw a group of transient orcas who were playful and came close to the boat we enjoyed their presence for a... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear ianzen, Wow.... It sounds like you had an experience of a lifetime! I am so happy to hear that you had such a great time with SpringTide. Greg is a great guide and we are lucky to have him as part of the crew, I know he really appreciates your comments. We also really appreciate you taking the time... More 

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