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Address: 1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6, Canada
Phone Number: 250-642-2343
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Are you ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind exploration with Vancouver...

Are you ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind exploration with Vancouver Island’s premium quality Whale Watching and Eco-Adventure company?Sooke Coastal Explorations can take you on an exhilarating West Coast marine adventure that will thrill your senses and leave you with a deep appreciation for the enchanting creatures that inhabit our local waters. Offering the perfect balance of excitement, safety and education, our experienced, knowledgeable crew will take you on an open water excursion lasting 3 to 4 hours in length, and travelling along the Island’s western shores.

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You don't need to bother driving to Victoria to see whales, right here in Sooke is the place to be. Within 10 minutes we saw a pair of hump backed whales and stayed with them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bolton, England
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Bolton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You don't need to bother driving to Victoria to see whales, right here in Sooke is the place to be. Within 10 minutes we saw a pair of hump backed whales and stayed with them for 20 minutes, getting some amazing photos. We then got a call about a pod of Orcas so hung on for the 30 minute ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I set up our first whale watching tours with Sooke Coastal Explorations and it was an amazing time. Both captains were very knowledgeable and did a great job getting us on whales. Having smaller boats than some of the other companies allowed us to move around quicker and ultimately see more whales. We went 4 days in... More 

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Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved going out on the water with these guys. They know what they are doing . Was an amazing experience I highly recommend. The guides are very friendly with a ton of knowledge to give . Rough water is nothing to these pros . They aim to please and make sure you see as much as you can

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Thank Lisa H
Sooke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took out our 10 year old granddaughter for the Whale Watching trip -- totally comfortable in full suit survival suits -- perfect weather and Captain Dan did a marvellous job of getting us to where the action was -- we saw so many Orca's it was stunning to say the least -- plus one Humpback whale... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were great and well organized. We did see humpbacks but not orcas however that is the luck of the draw. We saw sea lions and lots of seals and best of all our grandsons loved it. People at the front of the zodiac really feel the waves so of course the boys wanted to be up front. Apparently... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have done a lot of whale watching tours over the years and this was one of the best. These people know what they are doing and help you to do it in a 12-seat 500 hp Zodiac for a (legal) up close and personal experience. The day began with fog but we were told not to worry and we... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that there were tons of orca and humpbacks on this tour. I would guess at least 20 of each. We have great weather and the view of the whales from the zodiac were unparalleled. However, part of the ride was extremely rough, with the zodiac bouncing up and down on about 4 foot waves for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Start by walking down a wobbly dock at a house. Then put on worn out grimy faded suits that looked really old and unreliable. Boat Driver smoked. Little children in boat in pdf's not in suits The whale watching that we saw in Victoria looked safe. This did not.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had a wonderful, 2+ hour zodiac ride, exploring the Strait. We saw at least 5 Humpback Whales, mostly top feeding. When they do that, the don't dive so we didn't see flukes, but we did see them with their mouths wide open and could see the baleen. We also saw 3 kinds of seals/sea lions, an otter (it was... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The choice of a zodiac launch may feel a little daring but I guarantee you that you'll have fun with this crew. There was no way that they were going to let us back without seeing whales and we did enjoy Orcas aplenty. Knowledgeable, friendly and enjoyable company, these guys gave us an amazing start to a fantastic day. Go... More 

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