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Orca Spirit Adventures

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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...more
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Orca Spirit for a great experience! Highly recommended! The guides were great and the office staff were professional, courteous, and very informative. This was my first time travelling to BC and the staff made the experience rememberable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sv1725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went out on a zodiac winter wildlife tour while visiting Victoria with Orca Spirit. The crew were so knowledgeable and passionate about the marine wildlife, it was such an educational, exhilerating experience! I would highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to book a tour last minute and was so glad I did! The views were amazing and the service was great! They accommodated us last minute and were kind and super knowledgeable! Will definitely do it again next time I pass through!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attempted to book a tour. I phoned and left a message with my contact number around 3.20 pm yesterday. I called back a few minutes later to confirm my phone number - I thought I may have given an incorrect digit. I phoned again...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter N
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Peter, We are very disappointed that we were not able to serve you during your stay in Victoria. Our offices were closed on both Saturday and Sunday on the weekend that you are referring to. Unfortunately, the sign that was hung on the window...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

First of all i highly recommend to get into the zodiac and not the boat/ferry, i know it's more convenient for some people, but it's better for the animals under the water. I got lucky too the guide that the group and i had, was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Hello Yohan911, Thank you so much for taking the time to share you review for our future guests to read! We always love the passion and excitement our guests bring on board and their eagerness to learn. Our team is incredibly passionate about the wildlife...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful three hours in a zodiac. We were well wrapped up in purpose issued waterproof suits. The trip was very interesting. We saw hump backs and Orcas. Our guide Matt was very well informed and made the whole tour very interesting. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JNS111
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hello JNS111, Thank you so much for sharing your awesome review of your recent whale watching tour with us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Matt, he grew up on these waters and loves to share his passion and...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We booked the zodiac tour and we were not disappointed. The skipper knows his job, extremely friendly and a mine of information. He did his best to show us the orcas, whales and others marine animals. We were lucky indeed, September is a good time....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hebus
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hello Hebus, The fall season can be a truly remarkable time on the water and we have been having incredible whale and wildlife viewing experiences paired with AMAZING weather! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent tour with us, I will be sure...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Because we did a whale watching tour before which was superb with Eagle Wing Whale Watching we could compare it very well. Unfortunately we did not see orca's the first time around so we thought lets go with the Orca Spirit, they even have it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sabine V
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hello Sabine, Orca Spirit Adventures was one of Victoria’s first whale watching companies and boast a huge history of success in bringing guests’ dreams of seeing whales in the wild to life. We sincerely apologize for the late departure of the vessel, this was a...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Have been on whale watches in other locals but this was the first Orca experience. Their shuttle picked us up at our hotel and we got a bit of a city tour as our driver continued his rounds to pick up the rest of whale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Hello Locksley9, We love to hear from our guests and hear about the exciting wildlife encounters that they had on our tours! Thank you for taking the time to share your review, it sounds like you had a wonderful time on the water with us!...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Judging by the name and the fact that the coloured promotion leaflet has a large photograph of an Orca jumping out of the sea I was anticipating great viewings. Embarkation is easy as the office is near Fisherman's Wharf. We were in covered boat with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Hello Bluebellplasnewydd, Victoria is one of the best places in the world to view whales in the wild as we have the chance of viewing a number of different species of whales including humpback whales, resident and transient orcas, Minke, and gray whales. With that...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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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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NardsInAustralia
Maiden Gully, Australia
Coming to Vancouver from Australia in September 2008 (2 Replies)
Hi! i will be in Vancouver in early September 2008 for around 2 weeks. From there will move on to Victoria then Whistler. I want to do some whale watching and like the idea of an eco tour. I have read some good reviews of Eagle Wing Tours, Orca Spirit Adventures and Wild Whale Watching but can anyone recommend some others? Thanks Nadia
July 19, 2008|
Response fromwanderer05|
There are several whale watching companies most in Victoria. Check out the articles and reviews here under things to do. Wildcat is the cheapest at $75 per adult. Eagle Wing seems to get the most rave reviews. I was out with Orca Spirit two weeks ago and aside from freezing my you know what off and looking the wrong way a couple times, I can't complain. If you're warmly dressed, and lucky enough to get a good look you should enjoy the trip.