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Orca Spirit Adventures

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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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Zodiac Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria
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$92.26*
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
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As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and continue to be the leaders in providing the highest level of customer service, education and responsibility found in our industry.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Victoria was a day trip package from Vancouver via Harbour Air Seaplanes (reviewed separately). Due to overcast weather we were a bit worried that our trip would be fruitless. Luckily, the staff and captain of our boat were able to communicate with...More

Thank JDBonthemove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost cancelled this trip worried that we were going to waste money due to the time of the year. So pleased we didn't - turned out to be a wonderful once in a lifetime fun filled day. Managed to see orca , humpback whales...More

1  Thank helenminnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sea was flat, the sun was shining - what could be better? to see whales of course! the Orca Spirit crew were on the binoculars pretty much as soon as we left the harbour - we did see a couple of humpback whales, mother...More

Thank Pam B
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Pam, Thank you for sharing your review for our future guests to read! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour, we agree - it is SO exciting to see these gentle giants in the wild! We never tire of sharing these experiences...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Orca Spirit Adventure tour as part of a combined harbour Air seaplane trip from Vancouver. We took the covered 10am boat from Victoria Harbour on a windy Sunday. We headed out into the Straight if Georgia and it wasn’t long before we...More

Thank SMAX68
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! The Altitude package with Harbour Air Seaplanes is definitely a popular option for guests that are coming over to Victoria for the day....More

Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Booked this tour through Viator. It was a great adventure starting off taking a seaplane with Harbour Air over to Victoria. This was a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed it.we enjoyed a nice time looking around Victoria and then made our way to catch the...More

Thank 140AngelaL
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you for booking the Altitude package with Harbour Air Seaplanes! This is a very popular package for guests who are making a day trip over to Victoria as it is such a quick and beautiful ride between Vancouver and Victoria. From personal experience, the...More

Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We choose the covered boat for a gentler ride and I figured it would be better for photography. It took around 30 minutes or so of travelling before we located some orcas. We found, what we were told was some of the resident pod “J”....More

Thank Paul B
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Hello Paul, Thank you for joining us at Orca Spirit Adventures for your recent whale watching tour in Victoria! Wow!! What a whale filled trip you had to BC! That is correct, we didn't see the resdident orcas as often as we saw the transient...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

This was a birthday present from my mother, and I was so excited to get the chance to see some Orca. We had just gotten off of a cruise in Alaska, and only saw humpback, but it was my dream to see Orca in the...More

Thank MacKenzie M
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello MacKenzie, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words on TripAdvisor for our future guests to read! It is always great to hear about the whole experience that guests have with us at Orca Spirit Adventures and we are so happy to hear...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

We had a great day of whale watching!!! Not only did we get to see Orcas in the wild but we had several naturalists with us who were taking pictures right along with us. They post them to a web site that we can see...More

Thank betwms
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you for joining us for a whale watching tour during your recent visit to Victoria! Our marine naturalists are incredibly passionate about the wildlife and educating our guests on board, and they definitely share in the excitement during our tours. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed September 28, 2017

The ride in the RIB was great in itself. We did not get to see Orcas but instead we saw 3 feading Humpback whales, which came close to the RIB and vice versa. Our knowlegable captain gav a clear exlanation about the animals and their...More

Thank Ernst t
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ernst, What an incredible view you must have had during your zodiac tour! It is always so exciting to see the whales exploring the waters around the vessel and to see them at a birds eye view. It sounds like you had a truly...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We saw humpbacks, sealions and a lot of ocean. This is wildlife so nothing guaranteed but disappointed that another boat saw orca and we didn't. We did see a few humpbacks which seemed to prefer hanging out near the other boat so I didn't get...More

Thank Lewis H
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Hello Lewis, Thank you for sharing your review! As you mentioned, the animals are wild and always moving which makes every tour very unique. The return of humpback whales to this area is very exciting for us in the Salish Sea. They have made a...More

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Caitlinelisem412
March 10, 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
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Steve C
November 30, 2016|
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Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
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Matta2309
May 30, 2016|
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Response from fidelisamicus | Reviewed this property |
There were a few kids on my tour , 7 yo would be fine but I'm not sure about the 3 yo. Just be sure to pick the larger boat with covered for a smoother ride. Check the weather forecast before you make a reservation.
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