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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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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...more
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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw 6-7 whales, mostly as the surfaced for air which meant that they showed their tails. Rather chilly on the water but there were hot drinks and jackets on the boats to ensure our comfort. We moved away from where the whales were quite...More

1  Thank Canada044
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Canada044, Thank you for joining our Whale Watching & Eco Tour. We are very happy to hear you saw so much wildlife on your tour. As much as we would love to spend all day out there with the whales there is only so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience! Friendly staff, both prompt and incredibly organized. Very experienced and knowledgeable captains and marine biologists ready and eager to answer your questions,and share very interesting marine life facts! Definitely recommend if you have always wanted to go whale watching, and have a memorable...More

Thank Zack F
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Zack F, Thank you for your 5 star review and for recommending SpringTide Whale Watching. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your whale watching experience with us. Thanks for joining us. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Sales & Operations Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not appreciate the rudeness and condescending attitude of the owner prior to the trip out to see whales. Don’t waste your time or energy!More

4  Thank saveseaturtles
SpringTideWhaleTours, Alyssa, Volunteer, Summer 2018 at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi saveseaturtles, As a fellow volunteer, I am very surprised and disappointed about your comments. I have had the chance to be part of the excellent and passionate SpringTide Team this summer. I have spent a lot of time with the owner and commend her...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time whale watching with Springtime. Admittedly i think we were lucky - saw about 30 Orcas which they said was exceptional - but the captain was superb, drifting us as close as is legal so that we got an amazing view...More

Thank Ian B
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ian B, Thank you so much for your review and your kind words about crew member Marcus. Marcus is a fantastic guide and of course we are not surprised to hear that you think so too. He sure is a fantastic addition to our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of taking a whale watching tour in early August. This was our first activity on our Canada Alaska trip and it was a great introduction. Not only did we see whales and orcas but we learnt so much more from our...More

Thank mrpbps
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello mrpbps, Thank you so much for the awesome review. Our Whale Watching tours are so much more than just Whales (although they are a special highlight). Our on-board crew are always ready to talk about the local wildlife and educate our guests on hot...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the cruiser with Ian as captain and Marcus telling us what we are seeing. We saw orcas everywhere. We saw a pod attack a porpoise and we saw the orcas playing. One came right up along side the boat. We saw a...More

Thank Kelly K
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW Kelly K! It sounds like you had a trip of a lifetime aboard Marauder IV with Captain Ian and our Naturalist Marcus. That is super to hear, although I am not surprised because our crew are just awesome :) Whale Watching around Vancouver Island...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we got on the boat, the whale watching experience was great, but there's more to the story. This is not an excursion for mobility impaired. It was difficult finding the right place to park our car and nobody warned us that we would need...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was hoping to see whales and wildlife but new it was never a guarantee, managed to get really close to a pod of killer whales which was truly amazing, the naturalists added to the experience and were extremely informative the one near me Marcus answered...More

Thank Max G
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Max G, Reviews like yours make jobs like ours so worthwhile. All of us at SpringTide truly love working in the Whale Watching Industry. We are part of a special little family here in Victoria and our goal is to share the beauty and wonder...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look for a groupon or online discount and save 20% or more Our trip had two naturalists, Megan and Heather and they were fantastic. Lots of info and excitement as we saw a family of whales and got amazing explanations about them. Really worth the...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi W9385VWstephenw, Thank you for the review. It sounds like you had an awesome trip out there with Megan and Heather on Marauder IV. The girls are a great team - we're so glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you so much for recommending SpringTide to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was a bit long- they extended it, as we kept heading out further chasing whales that we hardly got to see. Also, we wanted to get back in time to spend a little time in the town, but due to the tour running...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello itssharihere, Thank you for sharing your trip details with us. I am sorry your tour was not all you had hoped for. Although the smoke from the wildfires made it difficult to see the mountains around us etc it did not impact the whale...More

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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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