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Sooke Coastal Explorations

1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6, Canada
250-642-2343
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Ranked #6 of 22 activities in Sooke
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Westmount, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My daughter and I went out on the whale watching expedition on Labour Day. The scenery was breathtaking. With the help of our expedition operator and a few others in the coastal waters , we spotted the whales and spent a good amount of time following them as they surfaced and dove. We then went on to see the sea... More

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ok..what can I say except that Paul and Dan are FUN and great guys! We went on a whale watching excursion with them and even though that one day the whales were in hiding we still had a blast!! We saw the ever so darling sea otter chillin' like a villain and the sea lions barking and swimming in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Very Very Nice small boat. The captain knowes everything about the area and is a Very Good guide! We saw 2 big humphbacks and he showed us an amazing island full with big sealions! It really was a Great trip!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

No whales. Big disappointment. The skipper tried his best to make the trip interesting and was obviously frustrated with lack of whales himself. However I was a bit disappointed with offer at the end- either go on next trip FOC (we were leaving so couldn't) or get a discount which we took. It was such a small discount from price... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Picture perfect day. Went out in the Zodiac and just happened to be in the middle of 3 pods of Orcas! Amazing. We saw around 40 whales. Heard them chatter and saw many a whale jump out of the ocean. Also was close enough to watch them slap the water to force fish to come to the top for feeding.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had been wanting to see Elephant Seals at Race Rocks for quite some time and they were more than happy to take us out there. We didn't have the best of luck with the whales that day, but we got a discount on the cost of our ticket as a result and since we were really out for elephant... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a fabulous trip on the zodiac with Captain Russ, looking for whales and wildlife. We saw several humpback whales, and Captain Russ was able to enlighten us about whales etc in a very interesting way. We then went to Race Rocks and saw (and heard, and smelled) copious quantities of sea lions and seals. The scenery was stunning,... More

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Wainwright, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Just went on a morning tour with Russ last week, it was the first time for my girlfriend and I out whale watching from the start I thought it was a great experience.She was a little scared when we started out but I assured Russ had to be a great operator or he wouldnt still be going,after that she relaxed... More

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