We are so excited to be visiting this July. We are spending three days and want to do a whale watching trip. I have read most links about whale watching on this site. But, I'm a little confused! (We will also be spending three days in Vancouver.) Is it true that taking a tour from Victoria is closer proximity to possible sightings of whales? With that in mind, do you have a favorite tour company? We will be staying at the Best Western Plus in Victoria. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide!