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Orca Spirit Adventures

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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and continue to be the leaders in providing the highest level of customer service, education and responsibility found in our industry.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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Reviewed yesterday

I have just returned from Vancouver and the highlight seeing at least 4 pods of Killer Whales,seals and sea lions after sailing out from Victoria harbour with the Orca Spirit tours,we had onboard a very knowledgeable naturalist who answered all questions with gushing enthusiasm and...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Warm day, calm sea, and after 40 minutes on the Zodiac we were right into the middle of a pod of transcient Orcas. Brad the skipper was informative, kept us close and we even had one turn and swim towards us and under the prow...More

Thank adriansaggers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went the in morning and there was a lot of mist during the trip but we did get to see orca whales and they where close to our boat. Our guide was fun and full of information during the trip. We recommend this company.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were able to see many orcas on our trip. Megan gave us lots of information on our way to where the captain had reports of sightings. She even had a chart of markings on their tails to know which orca had been sighted and...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time on this whale watching trip. The boat, the Catalina Adventure is fast and smooth. There is a small snack area with reasonably priced snacks and drinks, free coffee and tea. There was lots of room on board although the decks...More

Thank KitTexas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait about 15 minutes for people coming from another pick up point but they did not cut our trip short. We got the full 3 hours. We did not see any orcas but saw at least 6 grey whales with one breaching...More

Thank skyhawk13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dream of seeing an Orca whale in its true habitat was one we had shared for years and was one of the main reasons we took this trip to Canada for my 55th birthday. All these dreams were placed in the hands of Orca...More

Thank CPM_62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose Orca Spirit with my family for a 3hours round trip on a Zodiac in August. We left the dock on time, for almost 2 hours we were full speed (at the end children on the boat couldn't wait for the boat to stop...More

Thank Carole P
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Carole, Thank you for taking the time to review your whale watching experience with us, we value your comments and feedback. We are sorry to hear that your whale watching experience was anything less than that what you had anticipated going into the tour....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a tour in September. The weather was calm and made for smooth sailing. The crew were great, friendly and very knowledgeable. We had approximately 15 sightings of a couple of Orca whale. The crew were able to give specific information about each of the...More

Thank Enza G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the time this is a must. Alex our guide was great, he knew exactly where to go. As other boats chased the whales he waiting and it paid off. We had an 8m male breach right next our boat them swam straight...More

Thank Chris A
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10 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
Steve C
30 November 2016|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
30 May 2016|
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Response from fidelisamicus | Reviewed this property |
There were a few kids on my tour , 7 yo would be fine but I'm not sure about the 3 yo. Just be sure to pick the larger boat with covered for a smoother ride. Check the weather forecast before you make a reservation.