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BC Whale Tours

859 reviews
Victoria, Canada
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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 privileged 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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Get up close with the killer whales off Vancouver Island on this guided, 3-hour, small-group whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard one of the best whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species. The summertime trip includes an exclusive whale guarantee. In the event whales are not sighted, receive a partial cash refund from the initial ticket cost and the offer of a second trip free of charge. Some restrictions apply.
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$110.92 per adult
Summer Sunset Whales and Wildlife Tour in Vancouver Island
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Increase your chances of spotting whales in their natural habitat on this 3-hour sunset tour from Vancouver Island, which departs at 6:15 p.m. when fewer ships are out on the water. Learn about whales and other marine wildlife from a knowledgeable captain as you take in views of the sunset. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people or fewer.
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$96.48 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be ready to go on the water for around 3 hours with a knowledgeable captain. Who's going to take his time to answer any of your questions or to explain what is going on with the wilderness around. The views are breathtaking from the water....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Z8431PZclaudias
BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Z8431PZclaudias, thank you for taking the time to write an amazing review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time out in nature with us. We will pass along your thanks to Grant and Captain Jim! Sincerely, Jessica

Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the beautiful waterway. Driver tried hard to get us to whales. We booked on “most luxurious” in fleet and boat wasn’t as promised. When I asked about the switch, they told me it was mechanical. Ok, that’s not what I paid for. Then...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank loriecollins77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Positive and experienced stuff, very comfortable boat BC Luna, we were lucky to witness the hunting with whales jumping out of water - it was simply a perfect trip!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LenTo4ka
BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

LenTo4ka, thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic 5 star review. Witnessing killer whales hunt is certainly a special experience! Sincerely, Jessica

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome trip. Saw a family of Orcas. Was the best fun. Thank you BC whale watching. You are the best!

Thank 129waynep
BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

129waynep, thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time out on the water with our crew and had an awesome trip! Sincerely, -Jessica

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a tour the evening before. A bit last minute, but we still got confirmation the same evening. It was even possible to arrange for the pickup from our campsite. Great service. In the morning we were picked up by Grant, very friendly and...More

Thank sebasmondha
BCWhaleTours, Office girls at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are so happy that we were able to accomodate you on short notice and provide a great tour for you! Your kinds words will be passed onto Captain...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out on BC Orca, great conditions and had a blast! This was my first time seeing orcas. Our guide Jeevan was very knowledgeable and explained so much about the local wildlife. Really enjoyed the boat too, was fun but safe. Memorable experience overall and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank zachschneider
BCWhaleTours, Guest Relations Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Zach, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and that you were able to see orcas for the first time! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Captain Jeevan. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an epic time whale watching thanks to Grant, our driver Jim, and the B.C. whale tours staff!! We went out on the B.C. TIKA, which did not disappoint! The “wet suits” that they give you keep you super warm while out on the water,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Alimacgregor
BCWhaleTours, Guest Service Agent at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Alimacgregor, thank you for the 5 star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us :) We hope whale see you again soon! -Jessica

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Gordon was absolutely lovely. We saw beautiful orcas with babies, sea lions, seals, and a sea otter! He was kind and accommodating to our group, and we saw all that we could hope for and then some. Breathtakingly wondrous! Thank you so much for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tcald
BCWhaleTours, Guest Relations Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello tcald, Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your time out on the water with us! We will pass along your compliments to the awesome Captain Gordon. Thanks again for coming out with BC Whale Tours and taking the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked with another tour company, but they cancelled on us, so we booked with BC Whale tours. What a very lucky chance for us. We had a great captain, Gordon, who was very well informed and knew where to find the whales. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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BCWhaleTours, General Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours and for recommending us! It sounds like you had a great day out on the Salish Sea with heaps of our local wildlife, I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the best day whale watching! My daughter and I travelled to Victoria to whale watch for her 25th birthday. What a celebration it was! We seen bald eagles, sea lions, seals and orcas. Our captain Gord was so knowledgeable and nice. We loved his...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Laura C
BCWhaleTours, General Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Laura for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours and for coming out with us! It sounds like you and your daughter had a great trip and experienced lot's of local wildlife! We will be sure...More

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gno2017
May 22, 2019|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi gno2017, while it is not peak season in March we do still have various animals in our waters at that time of year. Our whale guarantee applies to grey whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and minke whales! We do still... More
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Shannon S
March 9, 2019|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Shannon, Thanks for the question. April won't be peak season in our waters but we will still be seeing whales at that time - simply not as often. BC Luna is a covered zodiac that is great for the cooler season, she has... More
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dickbob
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi my wife and I recently went Whale watching we chose the BC Tika craft due to it being designed to be smooth on the water. The experience was superb very little role or sideways motion at any point, the boat has huge... More
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