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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

#4 of 105 Tours in Victoria
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Address: 1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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+1 250-384-4444
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder....

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’ Sporfisher.

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A whale of a time (sorry)

We did have high hopes with this, being on my wife's bucket list too meant there were a few (lots) of boxes to be ticked, each and everyone was ticked and then some!!!! It all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Davide P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did have high hopes with this, being on my wife's bucket list too meant there were a few (lots) of boxes to be ticked, each and everyone was ticked and then some!!!! It all started with the great Fiona!! who was amazing from the start calling to make sure we were all set and had everything, even better when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The weather wasn't the best we saw lots of wildlife but no whales. When the captain heard there was a whale sighting he went above and beyond to find us a transient killer whale to take pictures of thank you spring tide the trip was well worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the Pacific North West! We basked in the tranquility of a calm sea and mild, early spring temperatures–no rain! I would guess we saw over 20 orca whales total and we were lucky enough to be surrounded by them all day long. We also saw California sea lions, bald eagles, seals,... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Chantelle M, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience of SpringTide on Trip Advisor. Your group was so lucky to have seen so many Whales and other Wildlife. It sounds like you had a blast with your Captain Mark. Mark is a great guide, we're lucky to have him as part of our crew. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not have imagined a better experience. From the moment we walked in off the street and met Fiona, and her charming cheerful personality, it foreshadowed the rest of our experience with SpringTide. We were hopeful to have a good day whale watching but knew our chances weren't too high to see whales as it was off season. Captain... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Tallulabell, Thank you so much for your detailed review of SpringTide. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Marine Wildlife Tour with us and that you were lucky enough to see Killer Whales in February. May I say that Ian and I very much appreciate your kind comments. SpringTide is all about the customer service. Leaving all... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Great experience! Ian knows all about the whales. We saw many. Even on a cold winter day very doable and recommended!

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear anonymousS2943SJ, Thank you for taking the time to review SpringTide. We are so glad you enjoyed your Marine Wildlife Excursion with us this January. Captain Ian is a great guide and I know he appreciates your comments. Thanks for joining us. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were originally booked with Prince of Whales, but they didn't have a boat going out as it was low season (Dec 28), and the transition was smooth to take a Zodiac ride with SpringTide instead. Although it was relatively cold- we were all well prepared, and suitably dressed- they provided some warm clothing to those that didn't have it.... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear RWMChang, Thank you for your detailed review. We are so glad we were able to get you out on the water. As I am sure you are aware, December is not normally prime Whale Watching season. However, this past December has been just fantastic. We have had many Killer Whale sightings this month. The sightings have included Resident and... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

At noon we decided we needed to do something as we walked by the office of Springtide. We walked in thinking, that it would not be a good time off the season to see whales. But at least it would be fun to go onto the zodiac. We got dressed up in some nice suits and of we went. Captain... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear MarcellaLeeper, We just love your spontaneity! Deciding one hour before that you would join us on a trip is just awesome. We are so glad you loved it so much. Ian is a great Captain and a wonderful guide. We are not surprised you had such a blast with him. Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

At the time of our visit there were a number of storms about and the previous couple of trips had been cancelled. We sailed on time; the crew were very helpful and more than willing to answer questions. As mentioned the weather wasn’t great but the boat did have a limited amount of coats and trousers for those who wanted... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Davetheaddick, Thanks so much for your review. It sounds like you had a wildlife packed tour! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing your experience with the world on Trip Advisor. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

A small group of three went to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in a zodiac. We followed two pairs of Mom and calf humpbacks, went to the shoreline and watched a family of minks and circled a number of islands that were populated with sea lions and seals. The captain (Mark) was quite knowledgable and kept us entertained for... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Patrick_Dooley, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Seeing Whales in the winter is never guaranteed but it sounds like you had an absolute treat. Seeing one pair of Humpback Whales is special but to see two sets is just awesome! We also very much agree with you, we think Mark is fantastic too. We are very lucky... More 

Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We had done whale watching on the raft in Hawaii and really liked it so we decided to try while in Victoria. It's too bad that there is the border nearby because you could get closer to the Killer Whales if it wasn't. You get bundled up in real heavy red suits before boarding the raft. The raft is closer... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear mariedesjardins, Thanks so much for your review. By the sounds of it you joined us on our high speed, open Zodiac. They are a lot of fun and as you found out, quite bumpy! July is a fantastic month for watching Killer Whales and with the sun shining it makes it extra special. We really appreciate you sharing your... More 

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