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Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

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Address: 12 Erie St | Fisherman's Wharf, Pier #2, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
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+1 250-384-8008
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are Wild 4 Whales! Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria, BC's 1st multiple...

We are Wild 4 Whales! Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria, BC's 1st multiple award winning whale watching tour company. Guaranteed Whales & guaranteed adventure with the most thrilling, environmentally responsible, sustainable, professional, comfortable, and safe marine adventure tour company on Vancouver Island.

Don't take our word for it: we have been rated as the #1 whale watching tour company in Victoria on Trip Advisor since 2007.

As passionate stewards of a world renowned marine environment, we are motivated to provide our guests with more than just "a look at the whales". Eagle Wing Tours was Canada's first 100% carbon neutral whale watching tour company and the only one to support 1% For the Planet.

You will be treated to attentive service by dedicated professionals who have spent their lives learning the intricacies of the local ecosystem. This locally owned and family operated marine adventure eco-tourism company offers the only sustainable, premium experience for travellers demanding more.

We realize that most of our guests have traveled great distances at high cost to experience what we have the privilege of doing daily. We respect, and ultimately are grateful for this, and so with every departure we go above and beyond - maximizing guest satisfaction, overall comfort, and delivering the "WOW" factor!- at the center of the world's highest concentration of Killer whales (orca, or Blackfish) and other whale (cetacean) species in the Salish Sea, such as Humpback whales, Gray whales, and Minke whales.

Our mission to you, our customer!

Eagle Wing's mission is to work with purpose and passion on behalf of all wildlife in the Salish Sea, encouraging our guests to become more involved in the education and conservation of a sustainable, healthy, and more balanced marine eco-system...

Inspiring the conservation of our marine environment, with a thrill!

PASSION - EXPLORE - INSPIRE

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Great Tour on a Stormy Day

Thanks to all the folks at Eagle Wing, had a great afternoon tour on 19th April. Despite being pretty stormy, with pretty big waves (they seemed big to me but I don't spend much... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steve T
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to all the folks at Eagle Wing, had a great afternoon tour on 19th April. Despite being pretty stormy, with pretty big waves (they seemed big to me but I don't spend much time on the water) the catamaran boat was a really good boat for watching the whales from. Capt. Ron did a cracking job and the two... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon Steve T, We always appreciate an adventurous spirit! A little wind doesn't stop us, and as you experienced, the weather can change quickly depending on where you are on the water. Thank you for coming out with us on an "exciting" west coast day, and for taking the time to share your experience. Your crew will be happy... More 

Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since moving to Victoria last summer, this is my second time whale watching with Eagle Wing, every time a family member from eastern Canada visits, we take them here! Went last week and going back tomorrow!!! We had a beautiful day and saw numerous pods of orcas and other wildlife and twice, an orca came right next to our boat,... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jo444111, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours! We love having locals come out with us - it's an important responsibility to be entrusted to teach people about their own backyard and we take it very seriously! The more people understand about the connection between our own living space and the "wild", the more they will help protect... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not know which whale watching tour to take we decided eagle wing because they cover more distance! We were please because we went a long way out of the way to see a 6 pack of transient whales

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Lennard T, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours! One of the advantages of coming out with us (as you experienced) is our flexible timing - we often extend our tours depending on the location of the whales. We love having the extra time to ensure our guests get plenty of times with the whales as well as... More 

St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice tour. Excellent boat that was very clean and easy to get around. Crew were experienced and knew their environment. Would suggest having the lead tour guide having a mic that could be relayed around the vessel. Those back aft could not hear any information that would of added to their experience. Would also suggest some alcohol being an... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Drodge709, Thank you very much for your feedback. We value hearing about our guest experience so we can continually improve our tours. We have thought of having a mic but have found it disruptive to other vessels - we try to have a naturalist on every deck so they can tailor the information they give to the interests... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat and its captains (3 of them) were amazing and knowledgeable. 3.5+ ride. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales, really gutted. But it's how nature can be. Don't go with the idea that you will see them, that way you can enjoy the boat ride, along with being pleasantly surprised when and if you do. We saw lots of... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Nichola S, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. I am sorry there were no whales in the area when you came out with us. Our Winter Wildlife tours have much to offer but whales can be less predictable between November-April. The closer you get to summer the better the chances (which is why we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rough and tumble day on the water was predictably delivered up by Mother Nature from the southeast. Great guided adventure on an exceptionally stable 36" boat with triple Suzuki 250's led by "Brett" made for a great day for our 11 person crew. Experienced boat handling in tough conditions was needed. Brett delivered along with an engaging fact based commentary... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jim K, Many thanks for your glowing recommendation! Brett is indeed an amazing captain, as his experience, boat handling, and historical and ecological knowledge is without a doubt some of the best in the industry. Add to this his passion and exuberant personality, and you couldn't ask for a better guide! It sounds like you had an amazing... More 

North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out April 18 for a 3.5 hour tour. I am a Tour Manager and brought 3 seniors with me. We had a fabulous tour. Saw whales very quickly less than 10 minutes out. Excellent navigation by our captain gave us incredible views. Crew very attentive and pax safety ensured. I would highly recommend this tour company; their passion for... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon smlavoie, Thank you for your thoughtful review and experienced opinion! We truly appreciate the feedback, especially from seasoned passengers who have experienced ecotourism in its different forms. I'm very happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience. Although, to be clear, the whales are not always waiting 10 minutes outside the harbour! Great luck on that day... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staffs, big boat with lots of room. They're professionals!!! Love to come back and have more fun with these crews❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Thank indianajode
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon indianajode, Thank you for your kind words about our crew, and for taking the time to share your experience with us! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and the whole ecotourism experience. I hope you will join us again soon! All the best, Mika Ogilvie, Social Sustainability Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip. The boat was very stable and comfortable. Plenty of room for everyone to move around and get a great view. We saw orcas and porpoises, seals, sea lions and eagles. The staff on the boat were very knowledgeable and I found it very educational. They picked us up from our hotel but it is also an easy walk... More 

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon SarahTaubman, It sounds like you had a fabulous tour aboard 4 Ever Wild, our partially enclosed catamaran! It's always nice to have the option of the heated cabin, especially at this time of year! The shuttle service is always nice, though we also appreciate the harbour walk into town, or the Harbour Ferry service direct from the docks... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew was very friendly and professional, they gave a lot of information... but off course seeing the whales was the best, even though seeing the sealions & eagles was also a unique experience! The only minor point was that we needed to be 45 min in avance at the location, while briefing only started 10 minutes before.

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eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon Evie L, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours, and for taking the time to share your experience with us! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the background and knowledge the crew bring to the whole experience. It's not just about seeing the whales; it's about learning about who they are, how they relate to... More 

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