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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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Pat D wrote a review Today
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We booked to go on a tour and were given the option of the Zodiak or the catamaran. We pointed to the large vessel and said we definitely wanted that. We show up in the morning only to discover that they we’re putting us on a small old crappy boat. We booked within 24 hours of cancelling so we’re weren’t able to cancel our trip….so please Inform your passengers that if the numbers are not high enough they will be taking a small boat compared to the nice large catamaran that we were told we’d be taking! We wouldn’t have booked had we known! And our sightings were limited to a couple of far away tail flips which is obviously the chance you take when going whale watching. Disappointing experience unfortunately!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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john r wrote a review Yesterday
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Seeing the sea lions was a highlight. Adrein was a very good guide. knowledgeable and respectful of the environment
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Agnes H wrote a review Aug 13
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This was my first zodiac whale watching tour and it was incredible! Matt, our tour guide, knows so much about the area and the wildlife. I learned a lot. He knew exactly where to find the humpback whales, and some even came up to our boat to check us out. We saw too many whales to count. Once we were in the right area there were so many! We also saw sea lions, sea otters, seals, and many other animals. Matt's enthusiasm is contagious. I also really appreciate the respect for the wild animals. We didn't chase them but waited to see if they'd come to us. This was the best tour I've ever done and I will be back, for sure!
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Andy Richmond Hill Ontario wrote a review Aug 13
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We had a great excursion with Orca Spirit. Initially we saw two humpbacks and then after a while our guide Jake said we were moving on to see something else. This turned out to be one, or maybe two pods of Biggs Killer Whales (a sub species of orca), about 6 or 7 animals in total. What a fantastic experience! We were almost to the coast of the US where we saw them, so the crew had taken us a long way, which I appreciate very much. Jake was very knowledgeable and also very entertaining with his jokes! I would highly recommend Orca Spirit for your whale watching experience.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Julie1123 wrote a review Aug 12
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This is my third time doing whale watching and definitley the best experience. Just did the 3 hour whale watching tour. We saw a humpback whale which was fantastic. Our captain was great, so much interesting knowledge and very easy going. The boat itself was great fun, we had extremely choppy water and windy weather with some very high swells and it was so much fun on the boat, good adrenaline buzz. Would definitely recommend the zodiac for those who like open water and aren't afraid of getting wet.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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