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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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About SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds! Enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations. Or, join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs. SPORTFISH year round for Salmon & Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sportfisher.
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Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac

Discover the native marine wildlife for which British Columbia is famous on this 3-hour bird and sea lion-watching tour from Victoria. Hop aboard your high-speed Zodiac vessel in Victoria and head out onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s rolling waves with your guide. Watch the water for possible sightings of graceful whales and porpoises, and gaze over the rocky coastline where playful seals and sea lions relax. Watch the skies for bald eagles, heron and other native bird life, and gain insight into the animals’ life cycles and hunting habits.
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour by Zodiac

Add an extra thrill to your Victoria whale-watching adventure with this wildlife cruise aboard a fast-moving, inflatable Zodiac boat. Get closer to the water — and the whales — on a wet and wild ride through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Hang on to your hat and keep a sharp eye out for native marine life such as humpback and gray whales, orcas, sea lions and harbor seals. An expert naturalist guide will help point out passing species and share insight into the amazing aquatic world of the northern Pacific.
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

Group of 5 friends who made last minute decision to do a Whale watching trip, after thinking all were closed for the season. Best decision we made, Captain Ian was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and could hear him conversing with other boats to heighten our...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representive at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Dear Ej1504, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad your friends decided to join us last minute on the zodiac trip and that they had such a great time! It’s wonderful that you saw such...More

Reviewed December 26, 2019

Couldn't recommend this tour more! Even though it was late in the season we saw humpbacks really close to the boat as well as seals, sea lions, bald eagles and lots of other interesting birds. Captain Ian was so welcoming and knowledgeable, made the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representive at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Dear R2kj, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for recommending us. It’s incredible to hear that you saw so much different wildlife out on your zodiac trip with us and that you saw humpback whales so close! Thank...More

Reviewed December 26, 2019

We left Victoria Harbour at about 1pm with Springtide. Captain Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about the surrounding area and kept the experience fun. Although it was late in the season and there were very few boats out we got the amazing opportunity to watch four...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representive at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Dear Scorp113, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really do appreciate it. It’s fantastic to hear you had such an incredible trip out on Christmas Eve! Seeing so much wildlife is such a treat. It’s great that you...More

Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

This was an amazing experience with an amazing guide. I was definitely pumped that they were still doing tours in November and I got a deal from my hostel. I have always wanted to see Orcas and was thrilled to get the chance. Booking was...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Who knew Orcas lived so long, thanks for the great marine lesson on Orcas Captain Ian Robert's. Also, thank you for keeping us safe on the water. Erin, thank you for the friendly phone conversations and reminders that our boat was leaving soon. :-) Great...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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DeniseSLubbock
May 4, 2018|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hello Denise! Thank you for touching base. You have such a good question and one that I wish I could answer. The truth is that sightings are truly random throughout the day and do not seem to correlate with the time of... More
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kimt480
April 21, 2017|
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Dear Kim T, Ogden Point is either a short 7 minute taxi ride from our office or a 30-40 minute walk. If you were to book for a 10am trip with us we would need you at our office 40 minutes before departure, 9:20am. We hope... More
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Leann O
August 10, 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Leann O, Luckily for our guests there is no better time of day to see Whales. We see Whales just as much on the morning tours as we do in the afternoon or evening. Killer Whales don't sleep like humans do. They do... More
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