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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

1,055 reviews
Victoria, Canada
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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’ Sporfisher.
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Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
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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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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite having lived in Victoria for over 15 years and on the water sailing and cruising for most of that time, this was my first ever trip whale watching. I was so impressed with the experience. The crew were very professional and friendly and engaged...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dburton19
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello dburton19, It is so great to hear about locals getting out to experience everything this amazing coastline has to offer. From stunning scenery, historic lighthouses and of course so much wildlife, it truly is an awesome coast! I am so very happy, yet not...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Victoria. The zodiac boat was so fun we ended up going twice because we loved it so much and both times we saw large groups of orcas and the second time we even saw a rare puffin!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sarah V
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sarah V, Woohoo... we were the highlight of your trip! We are so happy to hear that. Good on you for going twice, most people only ever go once in a lifetime. It is awesome to hear that both experiences were as good as each...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ian, Marcus and Emma were brilliant and very professional. We saw two pods of Orcas, two species of sea lion, harbour seals, sea otter and guillemots. Ian found the Orcas and the other boats followed.....The staff in the office were highly professional and helpful too....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Whitchurchdave, Thank you so much for the great review. Sounds like you had a great time on your Marauder IV trip with Ian, Marcus and Emma. Our crew work very hard and really appreciate the kind comments. The Pacific Northwest is such a special...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this Company. The crew were fantastic. They were very professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We were lucky to see two pods of Orcas, a sea otter, a bald eagle and a colony of Sea Lions. The three hours went very quickly.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Elizabeth H
SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Relations and Communications Specialist at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elizabeth H, Thank you for your 5-star review, and thank you for the kind comments about our crew! We always aim to go above and beyond. We love sharing our knowledge and passion for marine life with our guests. That's fantastic that you saw...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was really worth it, saw a bunch of orcas that came so close to the boat! Tour is well organised, all staff is lovely and very knowledgeable about marine wildlife, the boat was comfortable and there are lots of little attentions (hot chocolate,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time watching wales with Megan, Emma and Marcus. They were very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and were wonderfully kind and welcoming. Saw quite a few whales.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vessel is supper confortable. Staff is kind, well prepared and have a lot of knowledge. We were so lucky that we saw 3 orca groups and two males dive beneath our both! Still cannot get over that amazing moment. Special thanks to Megan, Emma...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest and Communications Representative at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ericaf758, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! Our crew, Megan, Emma, and Marcus appreciate the kind words. Our crew are eager to share their knowledge about the wildlife we encounter and make sure you have a smooth and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice tour especially if small children/infants are involved. The boat has a toilet and warm chocolate, water, coffee. Very nice.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ben J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Springtide was a fantastic company with an amazing tour. Our plane into Victoria was late landing and our bags were literally the last off the plane. My daughter hadn't even had lunch but we were rushing to try and get there on time. The representative...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Dianne R, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for your kind comments. I know that you may think I went above and beyond for you and your daughter, however, I genuinely just see it as my job as a Customer Service...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw some whales! And it was a very informative ride! They took us further then they meant to just so we could see some whales. Would definitely go again!

Date of experience: April 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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