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Orca Spirit Adventures

#9 of 37 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Victoria Features Animals
146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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$78.64*
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
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$78.64*
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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
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$138.37*
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea lions” (62 reviews)
“covered boat” (28 reviews)
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time whale watching with them, finding a few humpback whales, the crew were very knowledgable and the vessel worked well. I was a little put off at first being on a big boat, but this was quick and comfortable with plenty...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the covered vessel trip at 11:30am on 14/08/2017. Upon check in at the seaplane centre a free shuttle bus was provided. We were lucky enough to get a space on the rear deck of the vessel (limited to 50). Weather was great, complimentary...More

Thank Rita G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful trip, really friendly and professional staff. They told us lots of fun information and answered a lot of questions. They found a pod of orcas. It looked like this was the pod called 'L.A. Killers'. They are really intense orcas that are known for...More

Thank GUPPIE80
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw a lot of orca/killer whale action in the covered boat. It sailed well and the Crew relayed a lot of interesting info

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Neat trip, we ended up booking the Covered Boat and would definitely recommend taking the tour on the Zodiac boat. You feel very disconnected from the whales on the covered. Additionally, when we approached Orcas there were ~12 other boats surrounding the whales.More

Thank Kelsey D
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kelsey, Thank you for joining us on a covered vessel whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria. These vessels are our more comfortable option for whale watching with indoor and outdoor viewing areas, onboard washrooms, complimentary hot drinks, and marine naturalists on board....More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible tour this afternoon and saw lots of beautiful Orcas in their natural habitat. Out guide Gregory was informative and passionate. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Ljmilo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We realized that there was always a chance that we might not see an Orca, but why would you book a tour that doesn't leave the dock until 7 pm? By the time we got out to the sighting area the sun was down and...More

Thank queenweasley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience seeing Orca and Humpback whales. Great tour guides, very informative. Shared their pictures with everyone.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Saw humpback whales as never before. The Captain was excellent at finding these magnificent creatures and got us to a patch where almost no other boats were. Catherine was a great guide and talked us through the whole 3 hours. The crew seemed to...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The knowledgeable, friendly crew, combined with the unusually calm seas and very cooperative Humpback whales (one breached 3 times), gave all 5 of us memories which we will always cherish. We also saw seals, otter and a picturesque lighthouse.

Thank _ckpworkingmom
OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The title says it all: "Lifetime Memories!" It doesn't sound like there is any better way to describe your tour. We are so pleased to read your kind words and hope that your memories really do last a lifetime! Sincerely, The Orca Spirit Crew

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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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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
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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