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Orca Spirit Adventures

#6 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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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on June 16th around 8pm, and while I was initially very wary about the "We can't guarantee you'll see a whale" disclosure, we managed to see so many!! Alex and Katherine were so pleasant and informative, and Alex managed to take some amazing...More

Thank vivianphinney
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great trip everyone was informed and friendly well worth the money. We encountered several whales.

Thank wherestoto
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Today we took a trip with Orca Spirit and unfortunately had rather a disappointing experience. We were among the 40 lucky passengers who could be seated on the top deck and were able to spot quite in the beginning of the trip a mother humpback...More

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this from Princess on our Victoria port day. Went around 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. I had a great experience with the staff, the boat, and the entire excursion. I was initially worried because we thought it'd be too late, but it turned out...More

Thank KJENLIN
OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Kjenlin! Thank you for your awesome review of your tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! The sunset tours provide views that are out of this world! Whales, wildlife, and sunshine - what could be better? We hope that you enjoyed your visit to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out with Matt on the zodiac and after much searching the whales remained elusive. As we were only in Victoria for that day Matt offered to take us out on the next zodiac as per company policy if you don't get to see...More

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures on TripAdvisor! We are so happy that we were able to share with you the incredible wildlife that we are very lucky to have in our surround...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing trip captain was great we saw 3 pods of Orcas and quite a few that breached a must.

Thank mmfire1
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello mmfire1! We greatly appreciate you sharing your review on TripAdvisor with our future guests! We hope to see you on board again soon. Sincerely, Laura & the team at Orca Spirit

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went whale watching on 6/8/17 with the orca spirit adventures and it was just awesome and very informative. Alex and the 2 young ladies answered every question we came up with! I love how they work with others to find and show us the...More

Thank drfinley65
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello drfinley65, Thank you for taking the time to share your whale watching review on Trip Advisor! Our crew are incredibly passionate about the wildlife and educating our guests on board. It is more than just a job for them, it is who they are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Zodiac boat style trip and though we have been out with this company 2 years ago and saw plenty of whales, this trip the big guys eluded us. Still saw seals and the lonely sea otter at the lighthouse. We happened to...More

Thank Lyn P
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Lyn, Thank you for sharing your excellent review on TripAdvisor for our future guests! We absolutely appreciate your understanding. Orca Spirit Adventures is part of a large spotting network that includes the other whale watching companies, fishermen in the area, and a number of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The all girl team of Captain Liz, Emily and Marine biologist, Jacqueline, took us out on the larger vessel on a perfectly still morning. They were very friendly and knowledgeable as we searched hopefully for whales! Thankfully we found a solitary humpback who flicked up...More

Thank JulieinOz
OrcaSpirit, Guest Relations Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Juliein, We love to read awesome reviews like yours! Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor for our future guests to read. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have a crew that is so deeply passionate about the wildlife...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the NCL Pearl and as our shore excursion we went out with Orca Spirit adventures for wildlife viewing and whale watching. We went out to a lighthouse and saw California sea lions, seals, eagles, and other wild life. That part of our...More

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Caitlinelisem412
Hello, My husband and I are planning out a vacation, and would like to know which month would be our best bet to see the the whales? (Particularly the Humpbacks and Orcas). If possible, I'd like to time our trip just right! Thank you so much for your help, Caitlin F
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
We are going to be in Victoria in the first week of December, is there much to see at this time of year. Steve
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
Has anyone done this tour with Kids (7 and 3)? They would love this especially if we were lucky enough to get close. Really hoping for some opinions. thanks!
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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