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About Orca Spirit Adventures
Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company, offering carbon neutral tours led by captains and naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. April through October are the peak whale watching months and during this time we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including humpback whales, transient & resident orcas, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life. Choose between a covered vessel with indoor and outdoor viewing areas and the 12-passenger zodiac vessel, for the more wild at heart. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria. Tour length is 3-hours.
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Embark on a whale-watching excursion onboard a small Zodiac boat that allows up-close encounters with marine life. As you search for whales, enjoy an intimate experience that you can’t get on larger whale-watching tours. Additionally, the small group size means you don’t have to compete for a spot at the rail when you want to take a photo or enjoy the views.
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3 hours
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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3 hours
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

Join Orca Spirit for an unhurried adventure along the glacier-carved shoreline of the Juan de Fuca Strait, BC. In addition to whale and wildlife watching, we’ll cruise by the Lighthouse at Carmanah, Sea Lion Rock, and the West Coast & Juan de Fuca Trails.

Keep your eyes peeled for telltale blows off in the distance and black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests nearby.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $122.71

Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

Get up close and personal with the ocean and its incredible marine wildlife during this whale watching excursion from Victoria. Climb onboard a Zodiac boat equipped with padded bench seats and cruise the sea at up to 35-knots while your marine naturalist explains the area and animals around you. Head for the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait and lookout for humpback whales, otters, seals sealions, and birds.
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3 hours
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$88.12
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Gary J wrote a review Nov 6
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked the beginning of November and they told us they had seen a few whales over the last week. We couldn't go out for 2 days due to weather. The office staff is super friendly and helpful!! Along comes Friday (Nov 6) , the weather is beautiful! Matt and Alex take us out. AMAZING!! Within 15 min we're watching orcas, including the (recently) famous T'luk, look him up!! Really cool!! As we were all admiring the orcas, Matt noticed humpback whale blows. Off we went and watched a humpback whale spout many times including showing its full tail twice!! Amazing!! After that we went to see harbour seals, California seal lions and Stellar sea lions. All wonderful and amazing!! What a great day!! Thank you Matt!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello GaryJ968, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing review on Trip Advisor! We are so happy that the weather cooperated and we were able to get you on the water. WOW!- It sounds like it was an incredible day to be out exploring the Salish Sea with Captain Matt and Alex. I will be sure to pass along your kind words. Little T'Luk is one of our crews and guests favourite whale and it's always exciting to see him while on tour along with all of the other wildlife that calls the Salish Sea home. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and hope to welcome you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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Diane wrote a review Nov 4
Delta, Canada1 contribution
What an amazing experience! Upon check in we meet Hayley! She started it off on the right foot with her amazing personality! Out trip started at 1pm and my first picture of a whale was at 1:15pm, we seen everything from sea otters, Orca, humpbacks and a baby whale! Our tour guide Mick Miller was absolutely amazing, his intuitions were often correct on where the Orca was going. (I know this may not be normal especially in October) I would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Diane P, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a five star review on your recent whale watching trip! We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing tour on the Salish Sea with captain Mick and are so happy that you were able to see so much wildlife so soon in to your adventure! We are very fortunate to be surrounded by these animals and love being able to showcase it to our guests. Thank you for mentioning our amazing crew I will be sure to pass along your kind words! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and we look forward to welcoming you on board with us again in the future! Best regards, The Orca Spirit Crew
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Tricia C wrote a review Oct 2020
Colborne, Ontario, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
We had an incredible experience with Sarah. We were very comfortable in our floatation suits despite the chilly October air. I am prone to sea sickness and didn’t feel sick even once. We saw multiple families of humpback whales and then hustled to see a pod of orcas, including a rare white one. We were allowed as much time as we wanted to sit and watch them swim around. Because Sarah didn’t have another toured booked right away, she offered to keep us out a little longer to get in more viewing time. We finished off driving by Race Rock to see hundreds of sea lions. Sarah was very knowledgeable about the whales and their habits. I highly recommend this your.
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Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi TriciaC319, Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave such a glowing review on Trip Advisor! It sounds that this trip was nothing short of spectacular - We’re so happy we were able to share these amazing creatures with you! I have passed along your kind words to Captain Sarah, she is so happy to hear you had an unforgettable experience :) Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you again the next time you are back in Victoria! Sincerely, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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Tami G wrote a review Oct 2020
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I’m quite certain there is no better guide than who we had with Orca Spirit Adventures. Sarah is passionate about her job! She shared a wealth of information about humpback whales, killer whales (orcas), and other marine life. She answered many questions without hesitation because of her vast knowledge. We saw multiple families/groups of these animals. She said we “hit the jackpot” because of the number of whales we were able to see and get close to. She extended our tour because we would see another group and she would stop so we could observe them (she also asked if any of us were okay with that). I would highly recommend this company for a whale watching tour. From the person who first greeted us to the last person assisting us, it was outstanding!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello tamig876, Thank you for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for your recent whale watching tour out of Victoria! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on the water with Sarah! Her knowledge and passion for the Salish Sea wildlife is infectious. I will pass along your kind words to Sarah and know that they will make her smile! Being able to witness many different species of whales and other marine wildlife is a once in a lifetime experience and we are so happy we got to share that with you! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and we hope to welcome you on board with us again soon. Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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olliecross wrote a review Oct 2020
Taunton, United Kingdom68 contributions16 helpful votes
Wanted to leave a review just to say thanks for the amazing experience! Front desk staff were super friendly and helpful. Our guide Mick Miller was awesome the whole trip found us orcas and humpbacks. Was a really great day and couldn't recommend this team more if your looking to get out on the water! :-)
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Response from OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Hello olliecross, Thank you for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for your recent whale watching tour out of Victoria! We are thrilled to hear that you saw Humpback Whale and Orcas on your tour! We call this a "Double Creature Feature"! Thank you mentioning our staff and crew, I will be sure to pass along your kind words. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Victoria and look forward to welcoming you on board with us again soon! Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
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