We only saw saw 1 bald eagle, and some seals and 1 minke whale like the other reviewer. It was only a flash of it. We could have gone for the guarantee, but we were leaving Victoria. My wife said it was worth every dollar even though we didn't really see whales - that's nature for you. The captain stayed extra time trying to find whales for us as well as conversing with other captains. No one was finding whales at that time. The young (very) woman who told us about what we were seeing and explaining about whales was great and VERY knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun with the "Irish lass" also. Free hot chocolate we very appreciated. We're from Texas where it was over 100 when we left. The cold was wonderful, but the hot chocolate made it even better. It was a great trip. Pick this tour!
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August 18, 2013
Dear Mark L,
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Thank you for your awesome review of SpringTide on Trip Advisor,. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We understand wildlife can be unpredictable and we thank you for understanding this too. Although it is high season for Killer Whales we don't get to see them on every trip. Our crew are trained naturalists and biologists and can teach you all about the amazing marine life of BC. Whether it's a Killer Whale, a Minke Whale or a cute little Harbour Seal we aim to educate our guests and promote our beautiful waters that surround us here on Vancouver Island! It sounds like Izzy (our youngest naturalist) did just that!
Thank you for joining us and if you ever want to come up North again to cool off we would be delighted to have you join us!
The SpringTide Crew
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