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About BC Whale Tours
Leave the crowds behind on our custom made vessels specifically designed for comfort, speed and safety that carry only 12 guests at a time. The rugged beauty of the West Coast is something that should be experienced with Victoria’s boutique whale watching company. The wildlife and limitless adventure that the Salish Sea has to offer is easily enjoyed when experienced in the comfort of our state-of-the-art vessels! Our knowledgeable crew ensure that each and every trip is an inspiring and educational experience.
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Susanne B wrote a review Jun 9
Toronto, Canada48 contributions25 helpful votes
We enjoyed our amazing tour with Captain Gordon very much. He is such a nice and knowledgeable captain! And as pictures say more than words, here are a few of the orca groups we saw today.
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Date of experience: June 2021
Zafaryab Mannan wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had an amazing day with my buddy at bc whale tours. We saw orcas, humpback whales , seals , eagles and magnificent views. Captain Gordon was very knowledgeable and he definitely knew the ocean very well. It was a fantastic day with an amazing experience overall. I would definitely recommend everyone to go and do it again.
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Date of experience: September 2019
James C wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions8 helpful votes
A fantastic day out on the water! All week we’d been hearing that there’s a good chance we wouldn’t see Killer Whales whilst on the Island. Step up BC Whale Tours! Within a mile or 2 of Victoria Harbour we stumbled across a pod of Orca! Holiday made! We spent a while with them and also caught up with them again a bit later on! If that wasn’t enough we also got to see some very inquisitive humpbacks and some very smelly sea lions! Captain Gordon was great, really lovely and knowledgable! The boat was fantastic, fast but surprisingly quiet(ish). Some of the other boats out on the water watching the whales were old, tired and definitely inefficient, something I think needs looking at as the noise and fuel pollution cannot be great for the wildlife in the area. Overall a cracking day, will definitely be back!! J&Kx
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours
Responded Oct 17, 2019
Thank you so much for coming out with us and for the stellar review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time with Captain Gordon on BC Nova - he is a real gem and is so passionate about our local wildlife! We hope to see you next time your in Victoria.
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Dolly wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York57 contributions44 helpful votes
We had a super tour - we were lucky enough to come across a very unusual event - an orca "super pod" - the convergence of several orca pods at once - really amazing. Our marine biologist skipper was very excited as were we and we enjoyed watching the different pods of orcas for most of the tour. We also went to the seal colony which was great, and saw a bald eagle. The ocean was flat calm. It was cold but we were snug in our suits.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from BCWhaleTours, Guest Services at BC Whale Tours
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Thank you for the great review, Deb! We are so pleased to hear that you had an incredible killer whale encounter with multiple pods! Your trip certainly sounds like it was a special experience. Thank you so much for choosing BC Whale Tours and for taking the time to share your experience. Sincerely, BC Whale Tours Crew
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NewZealandMidwife wrote a review Oct 2019
New Zealand111 contributions40 helpful votes
Humpback whales, orcas, seals, bald eagles, magnificent views, and more! A really fantastic and special experience in everyway. I've never been able to stomach rollercoasters or rough seas, but had no worries, the boats were excellent, the skipper and his mate totally knew their stuff, and this was a thrilling and fun ride. Dress warmly as advised on the website (it's jolly cold out in the sea breezes, despite the protection of survival suits), and wear a well fitting hat and scarf (that won't blow off), and take your sunglasses, and binoculars if you have them. Also take advantage of the clean and handy BC Whale Tour bathrooms just before you board, and there's a bathroom on board if needed (thankfully I didn't as the survival suit would have added a challenge). When we got back, several of us appreciated the thoughtfully placed chairs while we took off our survival suits, and the kind offer to sit for a bit before leaving. Thank you so much to everyone at BC Whale Tours for a whale of a day!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Dear NewZealandMidwife, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you had such an animal-packed tour and that you were able to handle the sea conditions! Thank you so much for joining us on the water and leaving such a lovely review. We appreciate your kind words. Warm regards, BC Whale Tours
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