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Address: 1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6, Canada
Phone Number: 250-642-2343
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Are you ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind exploration with Vancouver...

Are you ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind exploration with Vancouver Island’s premium quality Whale Watching and Eco-Adventure company?Sooke Coastal Explorations can take you on an exhilarating West Coast marine adventure that will thrill your senses and leave you with a deep appreciation for the enchanting creatures that inhabit our local waters. Offering the perfect balance of excitement, safety and education, our experienced, knowledgeable crew will take you on an open water excursion lasting 3 to 4 hours in length, and travelling along the Island’s western shores.

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Absolutely Worth the Money .... had a fantastic time .......

I was hesitant to book here at first cause of one of the reviews ... but after I put some thought into it ..... how can you "EXPECT" to see whales for absolute certainty ? I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I was hesitant to book here at first cause of one of the reviews ... but after I put some thought into it ..... how can you "EXPECT" to see whales for absolute certainty ? I thought to myself ... could you possibly be any more unrealistic and unreasonable than that. Your going out into nature ... you get what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were on a zodiac that is quite comfortable and very stable. You are lower in the water so get a great view of the whales and other sea life. The guides were knowledgable and took us all over looking for whales of which there were quite a few . I usually get motion sickness but had no problems with... More 

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Thank 53sisterluke
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My fiancée and I stayed at the hotel this past June for her sons graduation and this past October for a week end get away. We are from Winnipeg and the scenery especially the mountains was absolutely beautiful. My fiancée and I will be getting married September 12, 2015 and we will be staying at the Prestige hotel for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We decided to go at the last minute due to the cost and uncertainty on what we could see. At the end of the day it has been a fantastic day as my son said. Paul guide was simply great. We saw a lot of killer whales even near the boat and a wonderful humpback whale. What marvellous animals they... More 

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1 Thank Antonella A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After looking at several whale watching tours on offer we were recommended Sooke Coastal Explorations by our Canadian relatives, all we can say is it will be a day treasured for life. Paul and Dan got us suited and booted for our adventure on "Canada Day" morning after staying in Victoria the two previous days, the whale watching reports had... More 

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1 Thank EdenCumbrian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best rocky beach walk I've ever seen. Two grand kids my wife and I had a wonderful foggy walk on the trail with many excursions onto the rocky beach. Unique sea life and beautiful scenery in late August.

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Thank Richard B
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a fabulous day on the water with Paul. We were a group of eight aged 6-58 and all of us have great memories to last a life time. We were watching transient orcas just minutes outside Sooke basin. I love the respect shown for these beautiful animals. If you want a great experience and wild life to go with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Completely agree with the review that this was worth the trip even if you don't see whales, though be sure to wrap up warm even in the summer and especially for young ones! We went out as a family and sadly the whales did not show but the boat trip was amazing and they could not have put more effort... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our party was disappointed that we didn't see any whales. I know that this can't be guaranteed but I think they should come up with a Plan B if the whales aren't out that day, especially if they know there is a very low chance. We were on the water for 2.5 hours and driving around on the water was... More 

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2 Thank ToughGuyTuesday
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A small whale watching company in Sooke but where you will be assured to see whales, and much more. It seems that even the Whale Watching companies from Victoria come all the way to the Strait of Juan de Fuca to see more whales than around Victoria. It was an open boat but we were right there among a killer... More 

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