We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
SUMMER SALE ENDS TUESDAY Get up to 15% off unforgettable experiences.
See details
SUMMER SALE ENDS TUESDAY Save up to 15%.
See details

Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

2,434 reviews
Victoria, Canada
More
About Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria BC's premier whale and wildlife watching organization. We guarantee adventure with the most thrilling and transformative marine experiences on the Salish Sea. Eagle Wing’s 3.5 hour Salish Sea adventure takes you on a voyage of discovery through the Juan de Fuca Strait and the San Juan Islands to experience some of the West Coast's most spectacular wildlife, whales (orca, humpback, gray, minke) and scenery. Our safe, high-performance, luxury boats provide you with a superior level of comfort to enjoy every moment of your adventure. You’ll leave as a tourist, but return with a deeper understanding and passion for this incredible ecosystem.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
Tours from Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
159 reviews
Get up close with the killer whales on the Salish Sea with this guided, 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Climb aboard a covered or open boat equipped with hydrophones to hear the whales and bring the underwater experience to light. Every voyage is led by a certified marine naturalist with a passion for the area’s marine wildlife. In addition to humpback, killer, minke and gray whales, see other wildlife like porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and marine birds. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Read more
$114.88 per adult
14 reviews
Experience awe as you watch whales and marine life pass by your boat on this sunset, whale watching tour in Victoria, British Columbia. Set sail on a luxurious, covered catamaran while your naturalist guide teaches you about local wildlife. Sail the Salish Sea after everyone else has gone in for the day and see massive whales gliding through the water. Includes a tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Read more
$98.92 per adult
19 reviews
Discover the diverse wildlife for which British Columbia is famous on this 3-hour marine wildlife tour in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat at Fisherman’s Wharf and cruise toward the Haro Straight with your guide. With your wildlife identification kit to hand, watch the skies for native birdlife and keep an eye on the waves for curious seals, sea lions and porpoises. Lucky wildlife spotters may even see killer whales, gray whales, humpback whales and minke whales in the harbor’s deep waters, and hear them communicating via the on-board hydrophone!
Read more
$85.36 per adult
21 reviews
Marvel at Canada’s marine wildlife in its natural habitat on this 3-hour sunset whale-watching experience from Victoria. Cruise into the harbor from Fisherman’s Wharf with your guide as the sun starts sinking on the horizon. With your wildlife identification kit to hand, watch the waves for sightings of majestic whales. There are fewer boats in the harbor at this time of day, so you can see the whales breach and splash through the water in peace. With the on-board hydrophone, you can even hear them communicating in the depths below!
Read more
$97.33 per adult
Victoria Semi Covered Sunset Whale-Watching Tour
2 reviews
Cap off your day in Victoria with a relaxing 3-hour sunset and whale watching catamaran cruise. Without the daytime water traffic, you enjoy a less cluttered and more intimate view of the whales. Listen to dynamic commentary as you keep your eyes peeled for the aquatic mammals. The luxury boat comes with all the modern comforts, plus courtesy jackets, blankets, and gloves to keep you warm on cooler evenings.
Read more
$98.92 per adult
See More Tours
Reviews (2,434)
Filter reviews
2,205 results
Traveler rating
2,021
135
24
15
10
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
2,021
135
24
15
10
Show reviews that mention
All reviews humpback whales whale watching tour killer whales captain chris semi covered open boat other companies these guys transient orcas speed boat sunset cruise an amazing experience covered boat race rocks j pod great trip four hours
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,205 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

A truly trilling experience, although nothing can be 100% guaranteed we got to see seals on the way out and back, bald eagles in one of the islands and a humpback whale for about 30 minutes, which at one point got so close to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Suki G
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good evening Suki G, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour, and for your kind words about Derek and Peter. You had a great team to introduce you to the wonders of the Salish Sea, and it sounds like you had plenty...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been whale watching before in more than one country and this outfit outshined my expectations in every regard. To be fair, we had incredible luck with the whales, but the staff knowledge, the quality of the vessels, and the company’s willingness to run over...More

Thank jzemore
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good evening jzemore, Thank you so much for your thoughtful and considerate review! We love hearing from our seasoned travellers and it sounds like you had quite a spectacular tour! We are very lucky to have an amazing, dedicated and passionate team who love nothing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked at a lot of whale watching tours before booking with Eagle Wing. I did get a bit nervous when they canceled our tour, but it was a couple of weeks before the tour, and we were able to re-book for the next day....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank VoixDuChocolat
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning VoixDuChocolat, Thank you for doing your research prior to your trip, and for choosing Eagle Wing Tours! We appreciate your flexibility and understanding, and we are thrilled that you had a fabulous tour. We trust you had the opportunity to learn all about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked a tour with Eagle Wing Tours and unfortunately their covered boat was going to be out of service for repair on the day of our booking. The company contacted us by a phone call to Australia followed by an email offering to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KathyMelbourne
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning KathyMelbourne, Thank you for your kind words, and for your understanding that there are some things out of our control! We are so glad we were able to find you a spot on another vessel, and we appreciate your flexibility in this matter....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so disappointed in this company. I booked a tour months ago and planned my cruise day around the tour. First, they tell me the tour is postponed. Then they call an hour before I am supposed to be back and cancelled. They say...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank CynCyn37
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon CynCyn37, I am very sorry we were not able to take you out on your tour yesterday. I understand how disappointing it is when you have planned a special excursion like this and things change at the last minute. Unfortunately we had an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Victoria all my life and this was by far the best whale watching trip ever! Staff were knowledgeable and gave us mini education sessions throughout the whale watching tour. Boat was spacious and warm! On that note, bring extra layers, water...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Virginia J
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning VIrginia J, We love having locals join us on our tours! There's something extra special knowing that you are exploring your own backyard—the Salish Sea! It sounds like you had plenty of opportunities to learn all about this amazing place and the animals...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's put it this way: by hour 3, we hadn't seen any whales but I was still planning on giving it a 5 in my review. The crew was enjoyable, knowledagle and a lot of fun. The boat was great and the scenery gorgeous. Near...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gideonit
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon gideonit, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled you had a great time and hope you were able to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the crew to learn all about the Salish Sea and all its inhabitants. It sounds...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a great trip with Eagle Wing tours. Staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and good fun. We saw orca!!! And not just fleetingly, we had the privilege of spending a good while watching the hang out, spyhop, leap, eat and play I couldn't have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ru_the_bear
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good evening ru_the_bear, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours, and for taking the time to share your experience with us! It sounds like you had an amazing wildlife encounter with plenty of whales to view and learn about thanks to our dedicated crew! We're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m keeping this one brief but these guys were fantastic. We went out on one of their bigger boats. It was full but there was still plenty of room to move about, get up front or even ride up top with the Captain. I’d say...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sublimedub
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon sublimedub, Thank you for your kind words about our vessel and team! We're very happy to hear you had an amazing tour and saw plenty of whales and other wildlife out on the Salish Sea. The catamaran is indeed a lovely option, especially...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took this tour today and it was amazing..! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff, good equipment (clean and modern) and we did see the killer whales. Really liked the easy way of booking online (I booked on a smartphone) too. Will recommend them to anyone!More

Thank wesleyk7
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon wesleyk7, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours! We appreciate you taking the time to review your tour, and we're thrilled that you had a great time on your Salish Sea adventure! We invite you to join us again the next time you...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
chardar2013
May 8, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from eaglewingtours | Property representative |
Good morning CharDar, We would recommend parking in Robbins Lot 61 (located at 203 Quebec St.). Just be sure to arrive early and pay for the number of spots you are occupying. This is only a 6 minute walk to the wharf. Our... More
1
Vote
632heatherf
February 18, 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from eaglewingtours | Property representative |
Good afternoon Heather, May is a great time to see whales! Our whale guarantee starts May 15, so if for some reason you don't see any whales, you get to come out again with us for free. Last year in May we had over a 90... More
1
Vote
Claude F
September 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from eaglewingtours | Property representative |
Good afternoon Claude F, October is still a fabulous time of year to go whale-watching! In fact, last year we had a 100% success rate viewing whales in September, October and November, and so far this year, sightings have... More
0
Votes