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Ocean Explorations Whale Watching

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Victoria, Canada
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About Ocean Explorations Whale Watching
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on an exciting expedition in search of Killer Whales and other marine wildlife. These waters are an ocean crossroads, a chance for meetings and experiences not to be missed! Ocean Explorations offers world class whale watching from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ocean Explorations features Large Safe Zodiacs, Professional Guide/Naturalists and a Highly successful Whale Search Network.Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our boats are purpose built for the demands of whale watching, they are Coast Guard inspected annually and are always maintained in top condition. Passengers are supplied with Coast Guard approved stay-warm flotation suits to protect against cool air and ocean spray. Ocean Explorations staff are correctly trained tomake your experience safe and enjoyable
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Lori R wrote a review May 2019
Arizona184 contributions32 helpful votes
I'm not sure if this was the same excursion we took from the cruise but we only saw a few humpback whales and no Orcas but it was a nice little cruise. We got to see a nice lighthouse with some sea lions living on the island. Kim, Emmy, Katy, Brett and chief John were the tour guides.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Sprogg2 wrote a review Sep 2015
Stourbridge156 contributions55 helpful votes
I'm not sure this is the same company, but they all pretty much do the same thing. Whale watching in a zodiac with abou 8-12 other people. We saw humped backed whales which was great, but tthe zodiac on the bumpy waves (and we had a fairly rough sea and some rain), made this a 2 hour excursion difficult to enjoy. Do not sit near the front, it is a painful experience. I had expected to be exhilarated but in fact it was uncomfortable and the jolts were very hard on the back and on my knees. On a calmer day perhaps it would be enjoyable, I am glad I did it because of seeing the whales, but i wouldn't do it again.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Kurtchel wrote a review Jul 2012
Toronto75 contributions40 helpful votes
I've been out with Ocean Explorations before and had a great time, so when my husband came to Victoria with me this time, we went with them again. We had a good time, saw probably 20 orcas, a few harbour seals, but the skippers had almost no in depth knowledge about the orcas. They couldn't answer many questions asked of them. When I got back from the trip I read the basic Wikipedia page on orcas and that contained all the answers to the questions asked of them. It's pretty bad that they didn't have basic knowledge of orcas. I would still definitely recommend this tour, but read the Wikipedia page before heading out!
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Date of experience: July 2012
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Sadbe wrote a review Oct 2011
London, United Kingdom87 contributions16 helpful votes
Whilst this is an expensive tour YOU will see Whales! We maybe sent 2 hours in an open boat, but well suited up for the journey, before we found a pod of whales and then we must have sent another 2 hours just following them at a discreat distance. Good photo opportunities but unless you have a good zoom you could end up with just pictires of fins. Tour guides are well informatative and often involved in Marine studies at Uni, so have a deep interest, which shows. It is expensive but where else can you get to see whales in the wild doing what comes naturally to them. A must on any trip in this area.
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Date of experience: June 2011
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CalgaryJules wrote a review Sep 2011
Calgary1 contribution
Everyone who worked here was friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic! I will definitely tour with them again while in Victoria. Saw 3 pods of orca whales!
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Date of experience: August 2011
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