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Orca Spirit Adventures

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Victoria, Canada
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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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28 reviews
Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suited for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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$93.09 per adult
41 reviews
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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$93.09 per adult
Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching
1 review
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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$118.27 per adult
Whale Watching and Butchart Gardens
Whether by land or sea, the British Columbian capital of Victoria is a place where nature and the great outdoors are never far away. On this tour, combine whale-watching with a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens and experience the best of Victoria’s natural scenery in one day. With entry tickets and hassle-free air-conditioned coach travel included, spot native Minke whales in the Haro Strait and admire vibrant flora and fauna in the Butchart Gardens.
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$141.17 per adult
Zodiac Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria
3 reviews
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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$93.09 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a covered boat with outside decks to see the orcas. The trip is around 3.5 hours over pretty rough currents so wear sturdy shoes, and take wet gear and layers. You travel fast out to the areas where there are likely to be sightings....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the afternoon tour on June 13 2019. We had the best crew on the ocean for a whale excursion. The captain was very knowledgeable of the area we went to and the two crew members, Rachael and the other lady that I don't...More

Thank YaHuckleberry
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi YaHuckleberry, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent covered vessel tour! We are extremely lucky to have crew that are so passionate about what they do. They are a huge wealth of knowledge and it always puts a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a morning whale watching tour and saw a humpback whale about 15 minutes into the tour. While we watched and waited for the whale to surface again the staff provided with a ton of information regarding the local whales, how to identify...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank allisonw_alice
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey there allisonw_alice, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and future whale watchers! We pride ourselves on providing memorable experiences for all of our guests and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 3 hour covered boat. We got to see Orcas and one whale! The boat was comfortable with beverages and toilet on board and good viewing from the decks. We had an all (nearly) woman crew which was refreshing! The guides were very...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nothernline
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Nothernline, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your recent whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures. We're so glad to hear you had a great time on your covered vessel tour! Each tour is unique, but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Star Princess ship gets into Victoria at 7pm and offers evening excursions, so we booked this tour with high hopes. The whale watching vessel was very crowded and if the whales were on one side of the boat there was no room to take...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jake k
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jake K, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your recent whale watching and marine wildlife tour with us. Orca Spirit Adventures was one of Victoria’s first whale watching companies and boast a huge history of success in bringing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely trip out and we were lucky enough to see a pod of Orca not long after leaving the harbour. Very knowledgable guide. Only blip was shuttle from seaplane terminal to boat - bit disorganised on our visit 🙁More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank M5871TLsarahs
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello M5871TLsarahs, Thank you for taking the time to review your whale watching and marine wildlife tour with us. We always appreciate our guests giving us feedback. We offer our free shuttle bus service to our guests for pick up and drop offs to any...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Edward was great, very knowledgeable fun and friendly- he was awesome! Saw a baby humpback jump out of the water twice, such an amazing unforgettable experiences and the boat ride to see them was so much fun. Thanks Edward!More

Date of experience: June 2019
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OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Charlie, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience and thank you for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for a marine wildlife and whale watching tour! Our crew always love to hear back from our guests and Edward will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this tour as part of our Cruise Ship Excursion when we stopped in Victoria. We boarded the vessel quickly and were soon off to find two transient Orca's that another one of their vessels had spotted. It was a great option to be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank travelbydee
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Dee, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us about your experience and thank you for choosing us for a marine wildlife and whale watching tour during your trip to Victoria! Our onboard Marine Naturalists are extremely passionate about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zodiac tour is a better ride and more fun for some whale spotting. You will also see other marine wildlife along the route. The prices are reasonable. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MadDogofCanada
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Zodiac tour. We look forward to having you out on the water with us again soon! Sincerely, Rebeca & The Orca Spirit Adventures Crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very excited to do this whale watching experience. Weather was sunny without a cloud in the sky Other reviews had said to dress warmly, listen to them. We should have brought the toques we packed for the trip. The sun was deceiving, once...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank harrodk
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there harrodk, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience. We are glad to hear that the crew on your trip were friendly and welcoming; I will pass along your kind words. We are sorry to hear that there...More

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susanmoorhouse152
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
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Caitlinelisem412
March 10, 2017|
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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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