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Address: 146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and...

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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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
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Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

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The perfect morning

Great tour with captain Mick on the zodiac. Sea was like glass, sun was shining and we saw plenty of orcas and dall's porpoises who swam alongside the boat for a while. Safety... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great tour with captain Mick on the zodiac. Sea was like glass, sun was shining and we saw plenty of orcas and dall's porpoises who swam alongside the boat for a while. Safety conscious, knowledgeable and entertaining - the perfect combo for a great morning on the water.

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Sam_and_Ena! Thank you for your awesome review of your zodiac whale watching tour with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Mick is one of the most experienced zodiac drivers in the industry, and thrives on the excitement and opportunity to educate all of his guests on board. Thank you again for choosing Orca... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went out for an afternoon early in August 2016 and had a marvelous experience. My wife, and three kids 12-17 years old. We still have fond memories of the trip - seeing the whales, learning about their habitat and habits and, naturally, getting splashed by the waves at high speed. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative; we felt... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Reasonable_fussy65! Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor for our future guests! The zodiacs are a fantastic option for the adventurous thrill seeking passengers - and the young at heart! Our zodiac drivers are incredibly passionate about the wildlife and are dedicated to sharing their wealth of knowledge with their guests on board. Thank you for choosing Orca... More 

Maryland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The whale watch was awesome! Alex, Sheena and Captain Bill were wonderful; their passion and knowledge comes through in the experience. They know the whales and while respecting nature, were able to provide me with awesome photo ops!!! THANKS for all you do!!!!

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Jlc0ffin! Thank you for your glowing review of our staff and your experience out on the water with us at Orca Spirit Adventures. We love to hear that the respect that our naturalists and captains have for the environment and wildlife has been shared with and passed on to our guests. We look forward to having you on board... More 

Brownhills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Without a doubt, this was the highlight of my Canada & US trip this year. Did the tour on 11th September @ 10am. Orca's absolutely *EVERYWHERE*, around the boat, under the boat, in the distance... Apparently because it was sunny, the salmon hide under the shadow of the boat which then makes the Orca's go underneath... Just un-real. Also saw... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello 123NeilyB! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us! We are thrilled that this was the highlight of your holiday, and we hope that you will make it back out here again soon. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a vast amount of wildlife right in our backyard, and we are even more... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Only had 1 day to hopefully spot whales so we chose the afternoon trip (very helpful rep in the booking office had said that by then the boats would know roughly where the whales could be spotted). We were lucky enough to see a group of about 15 transient humpback whales which was absolutely amazing - just didn't know which... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Hazetl1956, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor with our future guests! You really hit the jackpot on your tour, it is so great to hear that you were able to find so many humpbacks (not a common occurrence) and found all of our staff happy and knowledgeable! Thank you again for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for your... More 

Woking
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were only a short walk from our hotel at the Inn at Laurel Point to the jetty. Mickey captained our Zodiac and got us sorted out with complete waterproof suits that were also our buoyancy aids. The trip on the boat was fast and exhilarating. We were blessed to see and get up close to several Orcas! It was... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Dipper999, Thank you for joining us on a zodiac whale watching tour during your trip to Victoria! Mick is one of the most experience drivers in the industry, and we never tire to hear the excitement and passion he instills in his guests experience. We are very fortunate to have three resident orca pods in our area during our... More 

Titchfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Tristan our guide was excellent and we we were quickly whisked away to see some orcas he'd spotted out in the bay. This was my first time whale watching and it was excellent. We then went to where he'd had another call and spotted a mum and baby orca . Finally another pod were playing with each other having fun... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello maddiePortsmouth! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your zodiac whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! We are incredibly fortunate to have these magnificent animals right in our backyard, and even more lucky to be able to share them with our guests. I will be sure to pass along your review to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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187 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Unfortunately on my trip out on the water we did not see any whales, but others from my group went again and all had an opportunity to see whales and were delighted with the adventure. The company were informative and very in touch with the whole whale experience.

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Afrika57, Thank you for joining us on a tour during your stay in Victoria. We are sorry to hear that your tour unfortunately did not see whales. We offer a "Whale Guarantee" in these circumstances and have made a note on all bookings from your tour, so that you can come back in the future during your next stay... More 

Knighton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great guides who shared their wealth of knowledge regarding the wildlife and especially the whales in the area. We did see a few Humpback Whales which was great and quite exciting, but I was slightly disappointed not to see Orca's. We did also see sea-lions and a few seals so the trip was worth it.

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Louise, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor with our future guests! This has been an absolutely phenomenal year for humpback sightings in our area. Not to say that we haven't been having good sightings of orcas as well, there have been a remarkable number that have returned to Victoria breaking all recent records. We hope that on... More 

Southampton
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153 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Such a fantastic experience from start to finish. If you've booked through an agent don't forget your voucher as the front desk staff need this to let you go on the trip even if you've confirmed. It was a very short walk from the Laurel Inn where we were staying. Tour check-in and briefing was slick and efficient. Our captain,... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Mrcredeacon, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our future guests at Orca Spirit Adventures! Alex makes every tour unique, and loves to entertain and share his deep passion for the wildlife with his guests on board. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed his company! We look forward to seeing you on board... More 

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