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“Private Party Rental - Orca Spirit II”

Orca Spirit Adventures
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$78.64*
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
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$78.64*
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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
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$138.37*
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Whale Watching and Butchart Gardens
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Owner description: As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and continue to be the leaders in providing the highest level of customer service, education and responsibility found in our industry.
Victoria, Canada
1 review
“Private Party Rental - Orca Spirit II”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

A very special thanks to James and all the crew on making our Company Holiday Party a huge success. The entire planning process was seamless - as for the night of, everything went off without a hitch!

Your crew are awesome people and helped make this one of Neverblue's best holiday parties!

Thanks again, and look forward to doing business in the future
Christan Cavanaugh

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A great company to work with!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I had a great experience with Great Pacific Adventures! Connie helped us out a lot with a difficult situation, but she really made sure that my husband and I were taken care of. It’s clear that they truly care about their customers, and love what they do! Thank you again and we really look forward to being back in Victoria again soon and our next trip to out looking for whales with you!

Visited August 2012
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Canmore, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“A great afternoon whale watching”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We spent the afternoon on the mid-sized boat and did a three hour whale watching adventure. It was a perfect clear day to be out on the water and the mountains looked beautiful off in the distance. The ride wasn't very bumpy and the captain found an area with whales along the shore fairly quickly. There were a few whales that the captain started to follow and before we knew it there were whales on both sides of the boat. Then there were even more off in the distance! We took a lot of photos of the blowhole sprays, fins and tales. On the way back we passed the big lighthouse and got a few photos of seals. There were tons of them playing on the rocks and in the water. The guides told us there are normally even more. The guides were very informative telling us about everything we were seeing the entire trip. We saw one eagle also and there were binoculars that we could use which helped see the wildlife better. It was a little cool/windy on the boat but we could go inside and get a coffee to warm up between sightings. Check out the area with the houseboats close to the office if you have time as well. People were feeding seals some fish off the house docks.

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, AB
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“Unfortunately, unsatisfied.”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Unfortunately, I have to give a poor review of Orca Spirit Adventures.

I had booked a whale watching tour as a surprise birthday present for my husband.
We drove from Calgary, AB to Victoria, BC and to our great disappointment, upon checking in for our tour the representative had advised there were no tours for that afternoon and upon further investigation with my confirmation email, admitted there was an error in the booking, she had us in for another day.
We were not able to attend on the day they had us booked as we were leaving Victoria the next morning.
The representative did try to call another company to see if they had availability but unfortunately did not have any room and outside of that no other explanation with regards to the error or apology was offered.
We had already done all the activities we had planned in Victoria, so there was not anything left for us to do or sightsee. We felt our afternoon was pretty much ruined.
Next time we come to Victoria, we will use another company.

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We are pleased to announce that this guest's valid concerns were responded to in mid-October and dealt with in a manner that addressed our Customer Service failure. We work hard to provide excellent service, so when we do fall down on the job it is not acceptable. The proof will be in an opportunity to do it the right way in 2013. We look forward to having this guest out on an exciting whale watching cruise in 2013.
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Victoria, Canada
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“Dinner Cruise Disaster”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We attended a dinner cruise put on by Orca Sprint Adventures on Saturday September 22nd. The evening was advertised as romantic getaway dinner cruise for two at $75 each.
The disaster started immediately after boarding the boat. The set up was that of a ferry buffet, offering very few seats gathered around tables. We were stuck sitting with six strangers. Furthermore, the 'dinner' portion was never received by people who attended. Dinner was advertised as a full seafood dinner. However, so little food was prepared that by the time my wife and I reached the line up all hot food had already run out. When we questioned a staff member in regards to the food, we were told that the restauarant that was catering made a mistake - serving appetizers instead of dinner portions. We ended up receiving crackers and lettuce. For dessert, every guest was given a single chocolate dipped strawberry. Additionally, all extra services were cash only, which we did not receive notice of until after boarding.
Victoria offers far better experiences for $150 ELSEWHERE. I would NOT recommend this company to any one looking for a dinner cruise.

Visited September 2012
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