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BC Whale Tours

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1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
+1 250-590-5030
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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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1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the opportunity to join BC Whale Watching Tours on their Sunset tour. It was great! Our Skipper was knowledgeable and friendly, and really a comedian. I recommend the sunset cruise as there was only 1 other boat out with us...More

1  Thank sstenhou
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Captain Keagan was fun, informative and as excited by seeing the whales as everyone else on our boat. One highlight was seeing a rare fin whale, the second largest mammal on the planet. Keagan said this was the first time he had seen a fin...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Was very disappointed with the tour. We did see orcas but from such a distance they may as well have been Dolphins. Was told they were not allowed any closer but there were other boats much closer than ours. Would not waste $500.00 again with...More

1  Thank owain12
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Hi Owain12, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your tour with us. I would like to address the fact that these are wild animals and we are viewing them in their natural habitat, we can't speak on behalf of other drivers and...More

Reviewed July 18, 2016

Thank you BC Whale Tours and Captain Russ for the amazing sunset tour this week!! I made a last minute decision to jump on a whale watching tour after hearing how amazing sightings have been around southern Vancouver Island. In giant, puffy, warm suits, the...More

1  Thank SeeBriTravel
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We will never forget our experience on B.C. Whale tours (July 14). Our captain was very knowledgeable, concerned with both our comfort and the safety of the whales and truly understood how to make the experience educational and exciting. We started out with a great...More

1  Thank Hawks4Ever
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great experience. Captain Gordon did a great job. Lot of fun. We saw lots of whales and Gordon was extremely knowledgeable about them.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Keagan was our captain and he knew before we even arrived where the Orcas were. He said that we were going to go straight there if that was okay with everyone and so we headed way way west to find them. We stayed with them...More

3  Thank Ginstababy
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Wow, Ginstababy!! Sounds like you had an epic west coast adventure with Kaegan!! Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience with us at BC Whale Tours. We hope to see you again in the future for another trip out to explore our...More

Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Amazing sunset trip with Captain Jim, excellent skills at locating a family of orcas who were in hunting mode which was amazing and we also got treated to seeing a humpback whale breach in the straits,,,, fabulously comfortable boat too,,,, if you go whale watching...More

1  Thank Fraggle20
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Thanks Fraggle20!! Capt. Jimmy Z is definitely knows his whales, with 20 years experience here in these waters, as well as, years guiding through Antarctica and the Artic. We are very blessed to have him as apart of our BC Whale Tours family. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed July 2, 2016

We had a great time, and finally saw 2 wild orca', and some other wildlife! Thanks Tom for this amazing experience!More

2  Thank Karen_en_Kim
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

I am unbelievably stoked that you both got the chance to experience orca - even though the seas weren't as calm as they could have been. It was an adventurous and amazing experience watching those 2 transient Orca hunting a Californian sea lion. I do...More

Reviewed July 1, 2016

My husband and I really wanted to go on a Whale Watching tour while we were in Victoria. There are just so many to choose from, so we went to the Visitor Center and the super friendly & helpful ladies booked us on one with...More

1  Thank Casey A
BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

HI Casey A!! Thanks a heap for taking the time to write about your experience at BC Whale Tours. I am glad you had a great trip with Capt. Gordon, he is one of kind!! We do promote a friendly & professional environment down at...More

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September 6, 2017|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Peak Season here in Victoria is June-September however October is still considered a good month for seeing whales :)
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
No problem - you can bring your camera. Have a great trip 😉
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Yes you can bring your camera! There is dry storage underneath the seat :)