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BC Whale Tours

#3 of 107 Tours in Victoria Features Animals
1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
+1 250-590-5030
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Summer Sunset Whales and Wildlife Tour in Vancouver Island
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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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Reviewed May 6, 2016

We consider ourselves extremely lucky! We did the Whale Watching Tour in early April and without doubt it was the highlight of our Canada trip. We started at 2.30 p.m. and since they already spotted a group of orca whales during the morning our captain...More

Thank Elena W
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Captain Russ was an excellent guide; knowledgable, funny, and helped us see orcas and humpback whales on the same trip. He knows everything about the whales, the area, and beyond. 10/10 would recommend.

1  Thank Crystal-Anne H
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thanks for the review, Crystal-Anne H! Russ is a great and passionate captain and we are stoked to have him as a member of our bc whale tours family. ~ Tom

Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time out with BC Whale Watching tours. I had just as much fun as the last time. Capt. Russ knows his stuff. I will definitely be back b

1  Thank Christina K
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thanks for the awesome review, Christina K!! We love people who come back for a second trip and glad that the second trip was just as good as your first experience with our whales! ~ Tom

Reviewed April 30, 2016

The boat and equipment was excellent and Gordon was an an awesome captain. He did everything he could to make sure my daughter and I had a great whale watching experience. Gordon was incredibly knowledgable about the whales and had a lot of very interesting...More

1  Thank Denice W
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at BC Whale Tours!! Capt. Gord is one hell of a passionate individual and we are really lucky to have him as apart of our family! Thanks again for the awesome review and hope...More

Reviewed April 30, 2016

Going whale watching with BC Whale watching tours was an amazing experience. Seeing the orca whales playing in their natural environment was breathtaking. Tom and Russ did an amazing job at answering all of our questions, and sharing so much of their knowledge to all...More

1  Thank MaddyEag
BCWhaleTours, General Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thanks for the awesome review, MaddyEag!! it was such an amazing trip that day with J Pod being playful and breaching all afternoon. Thanks again and hope to have you guys down again for another west coast adventure ~ Tom

Reviewed April 27, 2016

This place is awesome! fun for everyone! The staff is so incredibly nice and friendly, you feel like they are a part of the family by the end of the tour! I had a fantastic time. I cant wait to go again. These guys are...More

Thank Kat H
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Kat H! We were really happy you choose BC Whale tours for your west coast adventure and that you had such an awesome time!! Hope to see you again sometime this year for another trip and...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016

For over thirty years I had planned on retirement to see Orca whales in their natural environment and I wasn't disappointed. My fourteen year old nephew and I chose the raft rather than the boat and we're thrilled with the closeness to the sea and...More

Thank Dilys W
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

Thanks for the amazing review, Dilys W! I am really happy to hear you had such an amazing time on your trip with us at BC Whale Tours. Hope that you and your nephew come out again sometime in the future for another awesome whale...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Captain Russ is fantastic. Strikes a great balance between nerdy and fun. He really knows his stuff! The boat was the perfect size, between the small zodiacs and the bigger boats that the other companies use. Exactly what I was looking for! The whales really...More

Thank Alex I
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

Hi Alex I! Thank you very much for your awesome review!! Capt. Russ is many things and nerdy is definitely one of them, he really just loves being on the water and sharing his knowledge with people about whales and other wildlife in the area....More

Reviewed April 19, 2016

My husband and I were on Honeymoon and we did a roadtrip through Canada. In Victoria we had the chance to go on whale watching experience. There's a lot of choice between some companies, but we recommend you B.C. Whale Watching Tours. The service is...More

Thank Aline V
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2016

Hi Aline V! Thanks for your awesome review! We are all stoked that you and your husband had such a great time on your trip. Thanks again for your amazingly kind words & hope to see you and your husband again soon for another adventure...More

Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Great value and fun. Gord was super friendly and knowledgable. We saw quite a number of orcas as well as several sea lions. Had a lot of fun would definitely recommend!More

1  Thank Natalie M
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2016

Thanks for the review, Natalie M! I am stoked you had such a great time on your trip! AND you saw orca as well as some sea lions. It is such a beautiful region with so many different marine mammal species - Thanks again for...More

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lulutastic
June 11, 2017|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry! Our drivers usually make a final judgement call according to the weather conditions that evening and pick the most appropriate vessel. BC Luna is the only one we do not utilize for sunset cruises... More
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hello Brisbane Australia! Thank you for your interest in BC Whale Tours! August is peak season for us so I would recommend booking a few days ahead or sooner if you know your schedule and what boat you would like to go on... More
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hello Kristin, Thank you for your interest in BC Whale Tours! Unfortunately a 7pm docking is a bit late (it takes about 20-30 minutes before passengers get off the cruise ship) for our Sunset Tours as we normally departure... More
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